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- Picador 2013; US$ 20.99
The first biography of acclaimed American novelist and story writer Richard Yates Celebrated in his prime, forgotten in his final years, only to be championed anew by our greatest contemporary authors, Richard Yates has always exposed readers to the unsettling hypocrisies of our modern age. Classic novels such as Revolutionary Road and The... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell , Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by... more...
- Other Press 2013; US$ 22.99
American author John Horne Burns (1916?1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor, Connecticut. During World War II,... more...
- Melville House 2013; US$ 15.00
The moving story of how F. Scott Fitzgerald?washed up, alcoholic and ill?dedicated himself to devising a heartfelt course in literature for the woman he loved. In 1937, on the night of her engagement to the Marquess of Donegall, Sheilah Graham met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a party in Hollywood. Graham, a British-born journalist, broke off her engagement,... more...
- Limmat Verlag 2013; Not Available
Laure Wyss (1913?2002) führte das Leben einer alleinerziehenden, berufstätigen Frau zu einer Zeit, als dieser Lebensentwurf nicht vorgesehen war. Sie wehrte sich gegen die Benachteiligung als Mutter eines außerehelichen Kindes, als Journalistin kämpfte sie für die Selbstbestimmung und Gleichberechtigung der Frauen. Sie wurde zu einer Medienpionierin... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 28.99
An engrossing examination of a fascinating woman and her irresistible world Ben Downing?s Queen Bee of Tuscany brings an extraordinary Victorian back to life. Born into a distinguished intellectual family and raised among luminaries such as Dickens and Thackeray, Janet Ross married at eighteen and went to live in Egypt. There, for the next six... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 25.99
A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet who taught us how to carpe diem What is the value of the durable at a time when the new is paramount? How do we fill the void created by the excesses of a superficial society? What resources can we muster when confronted by the inevitability of death? For the poet and critic Harry Eyres, we can begin... more...
- Parthian Books 2013; US$ 7.99
The experiences of a young destitute Welshman in America and Britain. William Henry Davies was born in a pub and learnt early in life to rely on his wits and his fists?and to drink. Around the turn of the century, when he was twenty-two, his restless spirit of adventure led him to set off for America, and he worked around the country taking... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51
The fourth volume of Frederic Raphael's notebooks, Ticks and Crosses covers the years 1976 to 1978 with the sharp wit and provocative intelligence that made the earlier books an acclaimed success. Raphael observes the inner workings of film studios with the cool acuity of a classicist; he records his thinking on philosophy, Jewishness, and Greece... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51
The first volume of Frederic Raphael's notebooks, Personal Terms, was greeted in the TLS as 'a small masterpiece'. With the publication of Cuts and Bruises, the third volume, we can see the sequence unfolding into a major literary achievement. Cuts and Bruises concerns the 1970s, during which Raphael travelled widely (not least to Hollywood, which... more...