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New and Recommended: Essays

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There’s something for everyone in our Essays section. Have a look at our recent favourites.

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Twelve early pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of Joan Didion.Mostly drawn from the earliest part of her astonishing five-decade career, the wide-ranging pieces in this collection…

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Two-time Booker Shortlistee and internationally bestselling author Esi Edugyan delivers a searing analysis of the relationship between race and artHistory is a construction. What happens when we bring stories consigned to the margins up to…

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People everywhere have found themselves faced with a global pandemic, during which we have learned to cope with sickness and all that accompanies it: isolation, immunity, loss of control, and recovery. Yet while no longer taboo, illness…

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From the New York Times bestselling author of But What if We’re Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human…

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'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.' Hilary Mantel, GuardianFeminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt,…

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'A dazzling and joyous celebration' i-D'A strong, compelling, and quietly beautiful collection of stories that have gone untold for too long, from voices that have too often been sidelined from the artistic mainstream.' Jonathan LiewIn this…

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From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the unmissable final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography'.'A beautifully crafted and thought-provoking snapshot of a life' The Evening…

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The bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with this collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works.The irrealis mood knows no boundaries between what is and what…

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