Essay genre books (10)


1.

Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre FR

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
This book presents a new English translation of two seminal works by Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominant European intellectual of the post-World War II decades. The volume includes Sartre's 1945 lecture “Existentialism Is a Humanism” and his analysis of Camus's The Stranger, along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Anni... continue
Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

2.

Forgotten Women: The Leaders by Zing Tsjeng EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Singapore flag Singapore
Description:
'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100 'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening Standard The women who shaped and were erased from our history. The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Leaders weaves together 48*... continue
Recommended: 28 Feb 2021

3.

Greetings from Novorossiya: Eyewitness to the War in Ukraine by Pawel Pieniazek EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

4.
How to Cure a Fanatic

How to Cure a Fanatic by Amos Oz EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
Offers personal insight from an author who grew up in war-torn Jerusalem into the nature of fanaticism and provides possible approaches to ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022

5.

How We Love : Notes on a Life by Clementine Ford EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
A deeply personal exploration of love in all its forms from a feminist icon and bestselling author of Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys.
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

6.

Motherhood : A Novel by Sheila Heti EN

Rating: 2.3     4 Votes
Description:
A provocative novel about the desire and duty to procreate, from the author of the critically acclaimed How Should A Person Be? Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood - whether or not to have children - with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim. Having reached an age when most of her peers are asking themselves when they will become mothers, Heti's narrator considers, with the same urgency, whether she will do so at all. Over the course of several years, under the influence of her partner, body, family, frie... continue
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

7.

We Are the Ocean: Selected Works by Epeli Hau‘ofa EN

0 Ratings
Country: Oceania / Tonga flag Tonga
Description:
Hau'ofa's essays criss-cross Oceania, creating a navigator's star chart of discussion and debate. Spurning the arcana of the intellectual establishments where he was schooled, Hau'ofa has crafted a distinctive - often lyrical, at times angry - voice that speaks directly to the people of the region and the general reader. He conveys his thoughts from diverse standpoints: university-based analyst, essayist, satirist and humorist, and practical catalyst for creativity. According to Hau'ofa, only through creative originality in all fields of endeavor can the people of Oceania hope to strengthen th... continue
Recommended: 18 Aug 2022

8.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie EN

Rating: 4.1     49 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Description:
Offers an updated definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.
Recommended: 12 Oct 2018

9.
Who Killed My Father

Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis EN

Rating: 3.3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy - the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father. 'What a beautiful book' MAX PORTER In Who Killed My Father, douard Louis explores key moments in his father's life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship. Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude -... continue
Recommended: 15 Nov 2022

10.

Winter's Bone by Daniel woodrell EN

Rating: 4     78 Votes
Description:
Amid the harsh landscape of the Ozark Hills, sixteen-year-old Ree is taking care of her mother and two brothers. Her father has put their house up as bail and if he doesn't show up at court it'll be sold from under them. To save her family she needs to track him down but in a community riven with long-running feuds getting answers isn't easy.
Genre Essay
Recommended: 16 Feb 2018


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