Social Studies: Collected Essays, 1974-2013
If you thought the essay was dead, think again....
In the hands of Jon Peirce, a writer with a wicked imagination, a strong social conscience, and a keen sense of the absurd, the time-honoured genre takes many different forms. The essays in this book, most of which have previously been published in newspapers or won literary prizes, range from short, rapier-like skewerings of political hypocrisy and injustice to a leisurely exploration of the metric system and its implications for writers. In between, you will find many pieces that make you laugh, a few that will make you cry, and some that will leave you shaking your head in wonderment.
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ISBN: Hardcover: 978-1-4602-3623-9; Softcover: 978-1-4602-3624-6; E-book: 978-1-4602-3625-3
Pricing: Hardcover: $27.99; Softcover: $16.99; E-book: $4.99; Contact author for direct sale pricing