Essays

Rating Sort ascending Title Author Genre Sub-Genre(s) Country Year
10.0 Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and ArgumentsA Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments David Foster WallaceWallaceb Non-Fiction Essays, Sports United States
10.0 Consider the Lobster and Other EssaysConsider the Lobster and Other Essays David Foster WallaceWallaceb Non-Fiction Essays, Sports United States
9.5 War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 Martin AmisAmisz Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United Kingdom
9.5 Picked-Up Pieces: EssaysPicked-Up Pieces: Essays John UpdikeUpdike Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United States
9.5 Up in the Old HotelUp in the Old Hotel Joseph MitchellMitchellb Non-Fiction Essays, History United States
9.5 ProfilesProfiles Kenneth TynanTynan Non-Fiction Essays, Film/TV/Theater United Kingdom
9.0 Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories From History and the ArtsCultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories From History and the Arts Clive JamesJamesb Non-Fiction Essays, Biography United Kingdom
9.0 Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor DungPsychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Lester BangsBangs Non-Fiction Music, Essays United States
9.0 Collected EssaysCollected Essays James BaldwinBaldwin Non-Fiction Essays United States
9.0 Essays in PersuasionEssays in Persuasion John Maynard KeynesKeynes Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Essays United Kingdom
9.0 Invention of TraditionThe Invention of Tradition Eric HobsbawmHobsbawm Non-Fiction History, Essays United Kingdom
9.0 My Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, and the Sporting LifeMy Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, and the Sporting Life William NackNack Non-Fiction Sports, Essays United States
9.0 Listen to ThisListen to This Alex RossRoss Non-Fiction Music, Essays United States
9.0 Game Time: A Baseball CompanionGame Time: A Baseball Companion Roger AngellAngell Non-Fiction Sports, Essays United States
9.0 Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. GovernmentParliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government P.J. O'RourkeO'Rourke Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
9.0 Vintage Mencken: The Finest and Fiercest Essays of the Great Literary IconoclastThe Vintage Mencken: The Finest and Fiercest Essays of the Great Literary Iconoclast H.L. MenckenMencken Non-Fiction Essays, Politics United States
8.5 Arguably: EssaysArguably: Essays Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United Kingdom
8.5 Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal TradeThe Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade Thomas LynchLynch Non-Fiction Essays, Autobiography/Memoir United States
8.5 What the Dog Saw: And Other AdventuresWhat the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures Malcolm GladwellGladwell Non-Fiction Sociology, Essays Canada
8.5 All Things ConsideredAll Things Considered G.K. ChestertonChesterton Non-Fiction Essays United Kingdom
8.5 SupermoneySupermoney Adam Smith - aka George GoodwinSmithb (Goodwin) Non-Fiction Economics/Finance, Essays United States
8.5 Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction MiscellanyThe Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany Donald WestlakeWestlake Non-Fiction Literary Studies, Essays United States
8.5 Slouching Towards BethlehemSlouching Towards Bethlehem Joan DidionDidion Non-Fiction Essays
8.5 Essays and AphorismsEssays and Aphorisms Arthur SchopenhauerSchopenhauer Non-Fiction Philosophy, Essays Germany
8.5 Unpopular EssaysUnpopular Essays Bertrand RussellRussell Non-Fiction Philosophy, Essays United Kingdom
8.5 Music Downtown: Writings from the Village VoiceMusic Downtown: Writings from the Village Voice Kyle GannGann Non-Fiction Music, Essays United States
8.5 Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak CatchersRadical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers Tom WolfeWolfe Non-Fiction Sociology, Essays United States
8.5 Collection of EssaysA Collection of Essays George OrwellOrwell Non-Fiction Essays United Kingdom
8.5 Visiting Mrs. Nabokov: And Other ExcursionsVisiting Mrs. Nabokov: And Other Excursions Martin AmisAmis Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United Kingdom
8.5 Prepared for the Worst: Selected Essays and Minority ReportsPrepared for the Worst: Selected Essays and Minority Reports Christopher HitchensHitchens Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United Kingdom
8.5 Show People: Profiles in EntertainmentShow People: Profiles in Entertainment Kenneth TynanTynan Non-Fiction Essays, Film/TV/Theater United Kingdom
8.0 Selected WritingsSelected Writings William HazlittHazlitt Non-Fiction Essays
8.0 Power Of Delight: A Lifetime In Literature: Essays 1962-2002The Power Of Delight: A Lifetime In Literature: Essays 1962-2002 John BayleyBayley Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United Kingdom
8.0 Pulphead: EssaysPulphead: Essays John Jeremiah SullivanSullivan Non-Fiction Essays United States
8.0 Illuminations: Essays and ReflectionsIlluminations: Essays and Reflections Walter BenjaminBenjamin Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies Germany
8.0 Temple of Texts: EssaysA Temple of Texts: Essays William GassGass Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United States
8.0 How to Be Alone: EssaysHow to Be Alone: Essays Jonathan FranzenFranzen Non-Fiction Essays United States
8.0 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeBird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne LamottLamott Non-Fiction Literary Studies, Essays United States
8.0 Modest ProposalA Modest Proposal Jonathan SwiftSwift Non-Fiction Essays Ireland
8.0 Thank God for the Atom Bomb, and Other EssaysThank God for the Atom Bomb, and Other Essays Paul FussellFussell Non-Fiction Essays United States
8.0 Sound of Two Hands ClappingThe Sound of Two Hands Clapping Kenneth TynanTynan Non-Fiction Essays, Film/TV/Theater United Kingdom
8.0 Boy Scout Handbook and Other ObservationsThe Boy Scout Handbook and Other Observations Paul FussellFussell Non-Fiction Essays United States
8.0 Between ParenthesesBetween Parentheses Roberto BolanoBolano Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies Chile
7.5 White GirlsWhite Girls Hilton AlsAls Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United States
7.5 Left in the Dark: Film Reviews and Essays 1998-2001Left in the Dark: Film Reviews and Essays 1998-2001 Stuart KlawansKlawans Non-Fiction Film/TV/Theater, Essays United States
7.5 Barthes by BarthesBarthes by Barthes Roland BarthesBarthes Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Essays France
7.5 String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis David Foster WallaceWallaceb Non-Fiction Sports, Essays United States
7.5 Last Interview and Other ConversationsThe Last Interview and Other Conversations Ursula Le GuinLe Guin Non-Fiction Essays, Biography
7.5 Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness and ObsessionThe Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession David GrannGrann Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United States
7.5 Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max BeerbohmThe Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm Max BeerbohmBeerbohm Non-Fiction Essays United Kingdom
7.5 Prime Green: Remembering the SixtiesPrime Green: Remembering the Sixties Robert StoneStoneb Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Essays United States
7.5 Encounter: EssaysEncounter: Essays Milan KunderaKundera Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies Czech Republic
7.5 Art and Culture: Critical EssaysArt and Culture: Critical Essays Clement GreenbergGreenberg Non-Fiction Art/Architecture, Essays United States
7.5 WinterWinter Karl Ove KnausgaardKnausgaard Non-Fiction Essays Norway
7.5 Danse MacabreDanse Macabre Stephen KingKing Non-Fiction Literary Studies, Essays United States
7.5 Don't Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and ProfilesDon't Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles James SalterSalter Non-Fiction Essays United States
7.5 Essays in AnalysisEssays in Analysis Bertrand RussellRussell Non-Fiction Philosophy, Essays United Kingdom
7.5 Follies of the Wise: Dissenting EssaysFollies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays Frederick CrewsCrews Non-Fiction Essays, Psychology United States
7.5 Naked Tropics: Essays on Empire and Other RoguesNaked Tropics: Essays on Empire and Other Rogues Kenneth MaxwellMaxwell Non-Fiction Essays, History United Kingdom
7.5 Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free BeerGive War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind's Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer P.J. O'RourkeO'Rourke Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
7.5 Fame and Obscurity: A Book About New York, a Bridge, and Celebrities on the Edge Fame and Obscurity: A Book About New York, a Bridge, and Celebrities on the Edge Gay TaleseTalese Non-Fiction Essays, Biography United States
7.5 What Am I Doing HereWhat Am I Doing Here Bruce ChatwinChatwin Non-Fiction Travel/Adventure, Essays United Kingdom
7.5 Blue NightsBlue Nights Joan DidionDidion Non-Fiction Autobiography/Memoir, Essays United States
7.0 Bull FeverBull Fever Kenneth TynanTynan Non-Fiction Essays, Sports United Kingdom
7.0 Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967-1973Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967-1973 Robert ChristgauChristgau Non-Fiction Music, Essays United States
7.0 Several Short Sentences About WritingSeveral Short Sentences About Writing Verlyn KlinkenborgKlinkenborg Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United States
7.0 Flatness and Other LandscapesThe Flatness and Other Landscapes Michael MartoneMartone Non-Fiction Essays, Travel/Adventure United States
7.0 Stranger Shores: Literary Essays (1986-1999)Stranger Shores: Literary Essays (1986-1999) J.M. CoetzeeCoetzee Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies South Africa
7.0 New Fiedler ReaderThe New Fiedler Reader Leslie FiedlerFiedler Non-Fiction Literary Studies, Essays United States
7.0 Urgency and Patience: EssaysUrgency and Patience: Essays Jean-Philippe ToussaintToussaint Non-Fiction Essays Belgium
7.0 Best of Q: Who the Hell?The Best of Q: Who the Hell? Tom HibbertHibbert Non-Fiction Music, Essays United Kingdom
7.0 Both Flesh and Not: EssaysBoth Flesh and Not: Essays David Foster WallaceWallaceb Non-Fiction Essays United States
7.0 Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb SeasonSpanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season Matt TaibbiTaibbi Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
7.0 In Praise of Barbarians: Essays against EmpireIn Praise of Barbarians: Essays against Empire Mike DavisDavisb Non-Fiction Essays, Politics United States
7.0 Darkness Moves: An Henri Michaux AnthologyDarkness Moves: An Henri Michaux Anthology Henri MichauxMichaux Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies France
7.0 Odd Man In, and Other EssaysOdd Man In, and Other Essays Michael MilburnMilburn Non-Fiction Essays United States
7.0 Standing In Two Circles: The Collected Works of Boyd RiceStanding In Two Circles: The Collected Works of Boyd Rice Boyd RiceRice Non-Fiction Music, Essays United States
7.0 Library at NightThe Library at Night Alberto ManguelManguel Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies Argentina
7.0 Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock MusicOut of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music Ellen WillisWillis Non-Fiction Music, Essays United States
7.0 Texts and Pretexts: An Anthology with CommentariesTexts and Pretexts: An Anthology with Commentaries Aldous HuxleyHuxley Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United States
7.0 Alternating CurrentAlternating Current Octavio PazPaz Non-Fiction Literary Studies, Essays Mexico
7.0 On HistoryOn History Eric HobsbawmHobsbawm Non-Fiction History, Essays United Kingdom
7.0 In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus ReaderIn These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader Karl KrausKraus Non-Fiction Essays Austria
7.0 Republican Party Reptile: The Confessions, Adventures, Essays and (Other) Outrages of . . .Republican Party Reptile: The Confessions, Adventures, Essays and (Other) Outrages of . . . P.J. O'RourkeO'Rourke Non-Fiction Politics, Essays United States
7.0 Brave New World RevisitedBrave New World Revisited Aldous HuxleyHuxley Non-Fiction Essays, Literary Studies United States
7.0 Distant ReadingDistant Reading Franco MorettiMoretti Non-Fiction Literary Studies, Essays Italy
7.0 Double Flame: Love and EroticismThe Double Flame: Love and Eroticism Octavio PazPaz Non-Fiction Essays Mexico
7.0 I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty YearsI'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Bill BrysonBryson Non-Fiction Travel/Adventure, Essays United States
7.0 Passions and ImpressionsPassions and Impressions Pablo NerudaNeruda Non-Fiction Essays Chile
7.0 Oxford Book of Modern Science WritingThe Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Richard DawkinsDawkins Non-Fiction Science/Nature, Essays United Kingdom
7.0 Second PlaneThe Second Plane Martin AmisAmis Non-Fiction Essays, Politics United Kingdom