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In “Essays,” award-winning playwright Wallace Shawn tackles difficult subjects like morality, privilege, and art with his characteristic dry humor.

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49“Changing My Mind”

Zadie Smith tackles topics from Kafka to Katherine Hepburn, from the Oscars to Obama, in “Changing My Mind,” her first collection of nonfiction.

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89“The Essays of Leonard Michaels”

Best known for his short stories, Leonard Michaels also wrote essays, published together in this posthumous collection.

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