Essay genre books (16)


1.

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid EN

Rating: 4     20 Votes
Description:
The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.

2.

Braiding Sweetgrass : Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Description:
Explains how developing a wider ecological consciousness can foster an increased understanding of both nature's generosity and the reciprocal relationship humans have with the natural world.

3.

Embers : One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard Wagamese EN

Rating: 4.7     3 Votes
Description:
"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on--and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the harder times are the friction that lets the worn and tired bits drop away. It's a good way to travel; eventually I will wear away all resistance until all there is left of me is light. I can live towards that end." --Richard Wagamese, Embers In this carefully curated selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese... continue

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Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre FR

Rating: 4     7 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

5.

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

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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

7.

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

8.

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

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Clementine Ford is a person who has loved deeply, strangely and with curiosity. She is fascinated by love and the multiple ways it makes its home in our hearts and believes that the way we continue to surrender ourselves to love is an act of great faith and bravery. This tender and lyrical memoir explores love in its many forms through Clementine's own experiences. With clear eyes and an open heart, she writes about losing her adored mother far too young, about the pain and confusion of first love - both platonic and romantic - and the joy and heartache of adult love. She writes movingly about... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

9.

Motherhood : A Novel by Sheila Heti EN

Rating: 2.8     5 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

10.

My Heart Is At Ease by Gerta Solan EN

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