Thus Spake Zarathustra

by Friedrich Nietzsche Michael Hulse Joanna Kavenna

In this new translation by Michael Hulse – the first in English by a poet – Zarathustra is revealed in all his bold and ironic splendour as a man who prizes self worth above all else as a moral code to live by. Radical, uncategorisable, contradictory and often humorous, Thus Spake Zarathustra is a grand celebration of human existence by one of the most influential thinkers of the past two centuries.

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Essays on the Self

by Virginia Woolf Joanna Kavenna

The essays in this collection are, of course, not merely concerned with the self. Woolf does also discuss the rights of women, the revolutions of modernity, the past, present and future of the novel. The essays chosen here were written between 1919 and 1940. During this time, Woolf’s opinions changed many times over, her circumstances too; she was not a fixed entity, reiterating a rigid and immaculate position each time she picked up her pen.

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Things I Don’t Want To Know

by Deborah Levy

Things I Don’t Want to Know is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwell’s famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of thrilling reflections on the writing life, this is a perfect companion not just to Orwell’s essay, but also to Levy’s own, essential oeuvre.

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