William Smart Eight Modern Essayists
A very scarce work, with no known copies sold in the last ten years. Find out more »Price: £420.00A collection of Saint-Evremond's essays, continued by John Dryden.An early edition of this work which was first published three years earlier. Find out more »Price: £1,150.00A collection of essays by Sir Francis Bacon. The first edition of this work, and in fact the first English translation of Evremond's works. Find out more »Price: £275.00 A scarce early edition of these essays by Jeremy Collier.The first edition of this work which previously circulated in manuscript...Find out more »Price: £150.00 A fascinating pamphlet used as an attack on William Pulteney and Henry St.Fun fact: she’s also a voice actor, best known for her portrayal as Violet Parr in , published last year, reveals her to be a complete nerd — in the best of ways, of course. Constant through all his mediums, however, are his insightful, intimate — and often hilarious — observations about race, class, and the wild and crazy world of pop culture.
Like a lady Sedaris, she wins you over with self-deprecating humor and indignant reactions to the weirdness of the everyday world.We’ve tried to stick to authors who are still alive — so David Foster Wallace and Christopher Hitchens are off the table, though they both would have made this list with flying colors were they still with us — and limited ourselves to American writers, but even with those caveats, there is enough in these writers’ oeuvres to keep you up and thinking for weeks on end.Click through to read our list, and please do add your own suggestions for top-notch essayists we should all be reading in the comments., “a useful antidote to the increasingly crude and slogan-loving culture we inhabit,” and we’re comfortable expanding that statement to Robinson’s work at large — always challenging, always thought provoking, always making us want to be better.Though her essays are no intellectual slog, they will make you smile, commiserate, and perhaps enjoy your day just a little bit more.Price: £3,250.00 Niccolo Machiavelli's political history work Discourses on Livy. (ESTC R17340) This work begins with the titular work. Find out more »Price: £2,275.00An important collection of posthumously published essays by Sir Francis Bacon.Incredibly prolific both in the academic and essay format (and in many other types of media as well), hooks writes about race, gender, feminism, class, art, and the world at large, often through a postmodern lens.She is fiery and unabashed about her beliefs, as every intelligent woman should be, and though this has of course caused some to criticize her, it has caused many more to love her. We’ve been excited about this book for a while now, so if you’ve been reading our books coverage with any regularity you probably already know we think it’s something worth picking up.Great as it is, Robinson’s collection only whet our appetites for more essays by contemporary writers, so in case it does the same for you, we’ve put together a list of contemporary essayists we think everyone should be reading right now (or, you know, whenever you finish watching ).From the king of the contemporary essay, that’s a ringing endorsement.Not that she really needs it, however — Ozick has no less than seven essay collections to her name, alongside a host of novels and short fiction, and writes on almost every subject, though she tends to favor the Jewish American lens.