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- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.19
The story of Coco Chanel s life, as told by her to Paul Morand Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel's death. Through Morand's transcription... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 28.99
?Welcome to Rockwell Land,? writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Frank Lloyd Wright was renowned during his life not only as an architectural genius but also as a subject of controversy?from his radical design innovations to his turbulent private life, including a notorious mass murder that occurred at his Wisconsin estate, Taliesin, in 1914. But the estate also gave rise to one of the most fascinating and provocative... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
The life of blues legend Robert Johnson becomes the centerpiece for this innovative look at what many consider to be America's deepest and most influential music genre. Pivotal are the questions surrounding why Johnson was ignored by the core black audience of his time yet now celebrated as the greatest figure in blues history. Trying to separate... more...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2013; US$ 17.95
An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller. Leonardo da Vinci?artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man?is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created... more...
- interforum 2013; US$ 12.99
Wenn wir heute über Thomas Mann sprechen, dann geht es nicht primär darum, jemandem die Werke dieses berühmten Dichters näher zu bringen. Viele halten ihn für den besten deutscher Sprache im vergangenen Jahrhundert. Wir alle haben von ihm gehört und schon in der Schule gelesen. Es soll in diesem Text, der auf einem Vortrag basiert, vor allem gezeigt... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99
Sylvia Plath: Drawings is a portfolio of pen-and-ink illustrations created during the transformative period spent at Cambridge University, when Plath met and secretly married poet Ted Hughes, and traveled with him to Paris and Spain on their honeymoon, years before she wrote her seminal work, The Bell Jar . Throughout her life, Sylvia Plath cited... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00
The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. The story of Balthus's life has been shrouded by contradiction... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99
A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe?a conflict one writer will call ?the decisive thing of the century??six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage... more...