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  • Savage Beautyby Nancy Milford

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    Thirty years after the smashing success of Zelda , Nancy Milford returns with a stunning second act. Savage Beauty is the portrait of a passionate, fearless woman who obsessed American ever as she tormented herself. If F. Scott Fitzgerald was the hero of the Jazz Age, Edna St. Vincent Millay, as flamboyant in her love affairs as she was in her... more...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 1, 1876by Mark Twain

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.36

    More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American... more...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 2, 1877by Mark Twain

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.36

    More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American... more...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 3, 1878by Mark Twain

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.36

    More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American... more...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 4, 1879by Mark Twain

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.36

    More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American... more...

  • Mark Twain's Letters 1876-1880. Volume 5, 1880by Mark Twain

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.36

    More than 700 letters published here, spanning over 5 volumes, have never before been gathered together and offered to the public in an easily accessible, organized fashion. Carefully transcribed and dated, they are presented here in a spare, unadorned manner, offering an unprecedented look at an important period in the life of this pre-eminent American... more...

  • Dangerous Intimacyby Karen Lystra

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    The last phase of Mark Twain's life is sadly familiar: Crippled by losses and tragedies, America's greatest humorist sank into a deep and bitter depression. It is also wrong. This book recovers Twain's final years as they really were?lived in the shadow of deception and prejudice, but also in the light of the author's unflagging energy and enthusiasm.... more...

  • Sherwood Andersonby Brom Weber

    University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 36.00

    Sherwood Anderson - American Writers 43 was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • The Journal of Joyce Carol Oatesby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.71

    The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates , edited by Greg Johnson, offers a rare glimpse into the private thoughts of this extraordinary writer, focusing on excerpts written during one of the most productive decades of Oates's long career. Far more than just a daily account of a writer's writing life, these intimate, unrevised pages candidly explore her... more...

  • The Writing Lifeby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood ; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living ; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek . A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. more...