Pilgrim at Tinker Creek pdf

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek  pdf

Title: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek pdf

Author: Annie Dillard

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Environment,Nature,Autobiography,Memoir,Writing,Essays,Classics

Pages: 288 pages

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek pdf

An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year’s exploration on foot in the author’s own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays ‘King of the Meadow’ with a field of grasshoppers.

 

The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe pdf

The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe  pdf

Title: The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe pdf

Author: Edgar Allan Poe,

Genre: ,Classics,Poetry,Fiction,Horror,Short Stories,Gothic,Writing,Essays,Literature,American,Literature,Mystery

Pages: 1024 pages

The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe pdf

Thompson (English and comparative literature, Purdue U.) relies on Poe’s original works as they were first published, solving the problem of Poe’s rewriting habit. Among his selections Thompson includes poems, tales and sketches, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and passages from Eureka: An Essay in the Material and Spiritual Universe.

 

Me Talk Pretty One Day pdf

Me Talk Pretty One Day  pdf

Title: Me Talk Pretty One Day pdf

Author: David Sedaris

Genre: ,Humor,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Writing,Essays,Short Stories,Humor,Comedy,Biography,Audiobook,Biography Memoir,Biography,Autobiography

Pages: 272 pages

Me Talk Pretty One Day pdf

David Sedaris’ move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section. His family is another inspiration. You Can’t Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother, who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers of food and cashiers with six-inch fingernails.

 

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction pdf

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction  pdf

Title: The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction pdf

Author: Neil Gaiman

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Writing,Essays,Audiobook,Short Stories,Language,Writing

Pages: 522 pages

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction pdf

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

 

An Informal History of the Hugos pdf

An Informal History of the Hugos  pdf

Title: An Informal History of the Hugos pdf

Author: Jo Walton

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Writing,Books About Books,Writing,Essays,History

Pages: 576 pages

An Informal History of the Hugos pdf

The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been given out since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious award in science fiction.,Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award’s inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year’s full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time.,Walton’s cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field’s historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and the late David G. Hartwell.,Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, this is a book for the many who enjoyed Walton’s previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great.

 

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out pdf

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out  pdf

Title: American Hate: Survivors Speak Out pdf

Author: Arjun Singh Sethi (Editor)

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Politics,Writing,Essays,Social Issues

Pages: 192 pages

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out pdf

A moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate speech and hate crimes before and after the 2016 presidential election,In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.,We hear from the family of Khalid Jabara, who was murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2016 by a man who had previously harassed and threatened them because they were Arab American. Sethi brings us the story of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who took sanctuary in a Denver church in February 2017 because she feared deportation under Trump’s cruel immigration enforcement regime. Sethi interviews Taylor Dumpson, a young black woman who was elected student body president at American University only to find nooses hanging across campus on her first day in office. We hear from many more people impacted by the Trump administration, including Native, black, Arab, Latinx, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, undocumented, refugee, transgender, queer, and people with disabilities.,A necessary book for these times, American Hate explores this tragic moment in U.S. history by empowering survivors whose voices white nationalists and right-wing populist movements have tried to silence. It also provides ideas and practices for resistance that all of us can take to combat hate both now and in the future.

 

The Souls of Yellow Folk pdf

The Souls of Yellow Folk  pdf

Title: The Souls of Yellow Folk pdf

Author: Wesley Yang

Genre: ,Writing,Essays,Nonfiction,Race,Politics

Pages: 215 pages

The Souls of Yellow Folk pdf

One of the most acclaimed essayists of his generation, Wesley Yang writes about race and sex without the jargon, formulas, and polite lies that bore us all. His powerful debut, The Souls of Yellow Folk, does more than collect a decade’s worth of cult-reputation essays—it corrals new American herds of pickup artists, school shooters, mandarin zombies, and immigrant strivers, and exposes them to scrutiny, empathy, and polemical force.,,In his celebrated and prescient essay “The Face of Seung-Hui Cho,” Yang explores the deranged logic of the Virginia Tech shooter. In his National Magazine Award–winning “Paper Tigers,” he explores the intersection of Asian values and the American dream, and the inner torment of the child exposed to “tiger mother” parenting. And in his close reading of New York Magazine’s popular Sex Diaries, he was among the first critics to take seriously today’s Internet-mediated dating lives.,,Yang catches these ugly trends early because he has felt at various times implicated in them, and he does not exempt himself from his radical honesty. His essays retain the thrill of discovery, the wary eye of the first explorer, and the rueful admission of the first exposed.

 

Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay pdf

Everything's Trash, But It's Okay  pdf

Title: Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay pdf

Author: Phoebe Robinson

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Humor,Autobiography,Memoir,Writing,Essays,Audiobook,Feminism

Pages: 336 pages

Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay pdf

Robinson’s latest essay collection is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as giving feminism a tough-love talk in hopes it can become more intersectional; telling society’s beauty standards to kick rocks; and demanding that toxic masculinity close its mouth and legs (enough with the manspreading already!), and get out of the way so true progress can happen.

 

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger pdf

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger  pdf

Title: Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger pdf

Author: Soraya Chemaly

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Feminism,Politics,Writing,Essays,Womens

Pages: 364 pages

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger pdf

A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change.,Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why.,We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would.,Contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We’ve been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power.,We are so often told to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements in this world would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Rage Becomes Her makes the case that anger is not what gets in our way, it is our way, sparking a new understanding of one of our core emotions that will give women a liberating sense of why their anger matters and connect them to an entire universe of women no longer interested in making nice at all costs.,Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.

 

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures pdf

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures  pdf

Title: American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures pdf

Author: America Ferrera

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Writing,Essays,Autobiography,Memoir,Audiobook,Short Stories

Pages: 309 pages

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures pdf

America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity.,Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative.,Now, in American Like Me, America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. And they call themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all.,Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their stories shine a light on a quintessentially American experience and will appeal to anyone with a complicated relationship to family, culture, and growing up.