Deadline Artists

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Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns By John P. Avlon, Jesse Angelo, Errol Louis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781468300543
Published: Abrams Press - September 25th, 2012

This collection brings together some of the best newspaper columns from the last 150 years, from famous names like H.L. Mencken and Dave Barry to brilliant unknowns who understand the power of a well-written sentence.


E.B. White on Dogs

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E.B. White on Dogs By Martha White (Editor) Cover Image
By Martha White (Editor)
ISBN: 9780884483410
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - March 25th, 2013

Can you imagine a better combination; dogs, and E.B. White’s writings about them? Essays from Harper’s Magazine and The New Yorker, poems, and personal letters make up this delightful collection. Each piece contains White’s gentle humor, distinctive style and his unquestioning love of dogs.


Both Flesh and Not

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Both Flesh and Not: Essays By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316182379
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 6th, 2012

Presenting a range of previously uncollected essays, this book truly shows David Foster Wallace’s range as a writer and thinker. From pop culture looks at tennis and Terminator 2, to thoughts on math and words, to one of the most thorough critical explorations of David Markson’s seminal and challenging Wittgenstein’s Mistress, Both Flesh and Not, is more proof of Wallace’s expansive brilliance. And the pages between essays are filled with words from Wallace’s personal dictionary, the list of words and definitions he kept over the course of his life. Worth the price of admission right there.


The Way the World Works

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The Way the World Works: Essays By Nicholson Baker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416572473
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2012

There are many gems in this wide ranging book of essays and they can mined in any order you please.  Among my favorites are "Sunday at the Dump" and "Why I Like the Telephone" in which Baker recalls the childhood delight he felt in being the person in the household responsible for calling the automated number sponsored by the local bank to get the current time and temperature.  The essay entitled "Inky Burden" is a brief but eloquent testament to the pleasure and the power of the printed page.



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