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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95
? I mean to live and die by my own mind,? Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95
Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilke?s voluminous, never-before-translated correspondence, this volume offers the best writings and personal philosophy of one of the twentieth century?s greatest poets. The result is a profound vision of how the human drive to create and understand can guide us in every facet of life. Arranged by theme?from everyday existence... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 27.95
Few American writers have revealed their private as well as their public selves so fully as Upton Sinclair, and virtually none over such a long lifetime (1878?1968). Sinclair?s writing, even at its most poignant or electrifying, blurred the line between politics and art?and, indeed, his life followed a similar arc. In Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair... more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. *********************. After the gloom of gray Atlantic weather, our ship came to America in a flood of winter sunshine that made unaccustomed eyelids blink, and the New Yorker, who is nothing if not modest, said, ''This isn''t a sample of our really... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
A delightful investigation of the art of letter writing, Yours Ever explores masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service, and BlackBerry. Here are Madame de Sévigné?s devastatingly sharp reports from the French court, F. Scott Fitzgerald?s tormented advice to his young daughter, the casually brilliant musings of Flannery... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Correspondences of Tolstoy is a collection of letters reflecting the author's thoughts, beliefs, and philosophy. It includes his correspondence with Gandhi about the political doctrine of non-violence, as well as his letter to a student clarifying his misunderstandings of Christianity. His letters to his son are also included and reflect deeply... more...
- Touchstone 2009; US$ 14.99
Every morning for the thirteen years he was on Law & Order, Jerry Orbach wrote his wife a short love poem and placed it next to her coffee cup before he left for work. Over the years Jerry wrote hundreds of notes -- all of which Elaine cherished and preserved. Now dozens of Jerry's most meaningful poems to Elaine, along with stories from his... more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 20.00
?Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever.? ?Carolyn Cassady Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac?s muse and the basis for the character ?Dean Moriarty? in Kerouac?s classic On The Road , and as one of Ken Kesey?s merriest of... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.95
Take Their Advice: Camille Paglia Wayne Koestenbaum Jonathan Ames Jennifer Belle Howard Zinn Joe Dallesandro Bruce LaBruce Dr. Laura Schlessinger Tom Robbins Judith Butler Martha Nussbaum Horst William S. Burroughs Larry Niven Veruschka Lydia Lunch... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99
The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey , Thornton Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist?rare talents on glorious display in this volume of more than three hundred letters he penned to a vast array of famous friends and beloved relatives. Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations... more...