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- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Beginning as surprisingly formal notes from the road to his friends Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the letters gradually deepen in substance and style. Burroughs's letters show the development of both the man and the writer, vividly documenting his (often turbulent) personal and cultural history. The collection provides a key to opening up and contextualizing... more...
- Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19
Painted by John Singer Sargent and admired by Sarah Bernhardt, Isabella Stewart Gardner was both popular and unconventional. A passionate art collector and philanthropist, she surrounded herself with artists, writers and musicians, who constituted her court in both Boston in Venice. Written between 1879 and 1914, James?s letters to her ? whom he once... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
Carefree, revelatory and intimate, this selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters, compiled by Diana Mitford?s daughter-in-law, is alive with wit, passion and heartbreak. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1988; US$ 23.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 18.08
"Letters are the devil, and I always hope that any I have written have been destroyed."?Patrick WhitePatrick White spent his whole life writing letters. He wanted them all burnt, but thousands survive to reveal him as one of the greatest letter-writers of his time. Patrick White: Letters is an unexpected and final volume of prose by Australia's most... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 10.99
Rilke's powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet, now available in a beautiful hardcover Penguin edition At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering, and the nature of advice itself. These profound and lyrical letters... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available
Never before have the diaries and letters of young people from all sides of World War Two been woven together to provide an account of what it was like to grow up amidst the daily struggles and horrors of this devastating war. more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 7.28
?Roar with laughter.? Laura Thompson ?The dazzling beauty with a poison pen... wit pervades her writings.? Anne de Courcey, Daily Mail Critics Choice 'When she wielded her elegant stiletto, it was to unmask an ego... brightly and sharply illuminated.' Valerie Grove, The Times Wickedly funny, gossipy, carefree, intimate and revealing, this selection... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Nine years younger than Gandhi, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari or Rajaji was described by him as his "conscience keeper" and, at one time, as his "only possible successor". As his southern general, Rajaji campaigned for freedom, promoting khadi and prohibition. Though they shared nearly thirty years of colleagueship, hardship, friendship?and kinship,... more...