Keywords: essays

No Time to Spare

No Time to Spare


Ursula K Le Guin

ISBN: 9781328661593
Year of publication: 2017

Ursula K. Le Guin NO TIME TO SPARE THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS To Vonda N. McIntyre, with love Introduction MANY YEARS AGO I recall seeing a cartoon in The New Yorker. Two men, one a seeker, the other a sage, sit on a ledge in front of a mountain cave, surrounded by cats. The meaning of life is cats, the sage is telling the seeker. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, I can pinpoint the year of publication as 1996 and the cartoonist as Sam Gross. The cartoon came back into my mind while reading ...

Keywords: blog commentary and opinion essays literary collections
Consolations of the Forest

Consolations of the Forest


Sylvain Tesson

ISBN: 9780141975498
Year of publication: 2013

Sylvain Tesson CONSOLATIONS OF THE FOREST Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale To Arnaud Humann For I belong to the forests and solitude. KNUT HAMSUN Pan Freedom is always available. One need only pay the price for it. HENRY DE MONTHERLANT Cahiers, 1957 A Sidestep Id promised myself that before I turned forty I would live as a hermit deep in the woods. I went to spend six months in a Siberian cabin on the shores of Lake Baikal, on the tip of North ...

Keywords: Essays and Travelogues Personal Memoirs Russia Travel
Daddy, Stop Talking! : And Other Things My Kids Want but Won't Be Getting

Daddy, Stop Talking! : And Other Things My Kids Want but Won't Be Getting


Adam Carolla

ISBN: 9780062394279
Year of publication: 2015

Daddy, Stop Talking And Other Things My Kids Want but Wont Be Getting by Adam Carolla Dedication For my children, Sonny and Natalia. Thanks for giving me so much material to use in this book. And to Lynette, for getting me into this mess in the first place. Despite all my complaints, I love you very much. Introduction: The Culture of Dad Shaming ILL GET RIGHT out of the gate with an apologyexplanation. I know that, before I had kids, I made a lot of proclamations that I would never become one of ...

Keywords: & Autobiography Biography Essays Humor Nonfiction parenting
How to Be Alone : Essays

How to Be Alone : Essays


Jonathan Franzen

ISBN: 9780312422165
Year of publication: 2002

HOW TO BE ALONE Jonathan Franzen For Kathy Chetkovich A Word About This Book My third novel, The Corrections, which Id worked on for many years, was published a week before the World Trade Center fell. This was a time when it seemed that the voices of self and commerce ought to fall silent a time when you wanted, in Nick Carraways phrase, the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever. Nevertheless, business is business. Within forty-eight hours of the calamity, I was ...

Keywords: Essays Literary Collections
Farther Away : Essays

Farther Away : Essays


Jonathan Franzen

ISBN: 9780007459520
Year of publication: 2012

Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen Dedication To Tom Hjelm, for the lessons in writing, and to Gran Ekstrm, for the lessons in travel PAIN WONT KILL YOU commencement address, Kenyon College, May 2011 Good morning, Class of 2011. Good morning, relatives and faculty. Its a great honor and pleasure to be here today. Im going to go ahead and assume that you all knew what you were getting into when you chose a literary writer to deliver this address. Im going to do what literary writers do, which is to ...

Keywords: & Autobiography Biography Essays Literary Literary Collections
French Life (Dodo Press)

French Life (Dodo Press)


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

ISBN: 9781409921592
Year of publication: 2008

French Life byElizabeth Gaskell I Paris, February, 1862. We went to-day along the Boulevard Svastopol, Rive Gauche, to pay a call. I knew the district well about six years ago, when it was a network of narrow tortuous streets the houses high, irregular, picturesque, historical, dirty, and unhealthy. I used to have much difficulty in winding my way to certain points in the Quartier Latin from the Faubourg St. Germain, where I was staying. Now, the Htel Cluny is enclosed in a neat garden, the ...

Keywords: & Essays Travel Travelogues
The Curious Republic of Gondour, and Other Whimsical Sketches

The Curious Republic of Gondour, and Other Whimsical Sketches


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

THE CURIOUS REPUBLIC OF GONDOUR AND OTHER WHIMSICAL SKETCHES By Mark Twain NOTE: Most of the sketches in this volume were taken from a series the author wrote for The Galaxy from May, 1870, to April, 1871. The rest appeared in The Buffalo Express. THE CURIOUS REPUBLIC OF GONDOUR As soon as I had learned to speak the language a little, I became greatly interested in the people and the system of government. I found that the nation had at first tried universal suffrage pure and simple, but had ...

Keywords: Essays Short stories
On the Decay of the Art of Lying

On the Decay of the Art of Lying


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

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Keywords: American essays -- 19th century
How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays


Mark Twain

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHERS by Mark Twain HOW TO TELL A STORY The Humorous Story an American Development.Its Difference from Comic and Witty Stories. I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years. There are several kinds of stories, but only one difficult kindthe humorous. I will talk mainly about that one. The humorous story is ...

Keywords: Essays Short stories Storytelling
Motorworld

Motorworld


Jeremy Clarkson

ISBN: 9
Year of publication: 2004

Jeremy Clarkson MOTORWORLD For Francie Italy Ive been fortunate enough over the years to stay in many truly outstanding hotels where obsequious waiters compete for your attention with the view hard when its Hong Kong harbour, San Francisco Bay or St Marks. But my favourite is the Locanda del Sant Uffizio-Da Bepp in Asti, where I stayed when we were filming the Fiat Coup for Top Gear. Its a beautiful building, the food is as good as youll eat anywhere and the owner redefines the concept of ...

Keywords: & Automobile drivers Automobile driving Automobile travel Automobiles Humor / General Motorworld (Television program) Transportation / Automotive / General Travel / Essays Travel / General Travelogues Voyages and travels