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  • Black Sunby Geoffrey Wolff; Geoffrey Wolff

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 22.95

    Includes an afterword by the author . Harry Crosby was the godson of J. P. Morgan and a friend of Ernest Hemingway. Living in Paris in the twenties and directing the Black Sun Press, which published James Joyce among others, Crosby was at the center of the wild life of the lost generation. Drugs, drink, sex, gambling, the deliberate derangement... more...

  • A Double Lifeby Sarah Burton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 23.96

    The little known story of the inseparable brother and sister, lights of the Romantic circle, privately haunted by madness Wordsworth thought that if there were such a thing as a good man, it would be Charles Lamb, while Hazlitt believed Mary Lambto be the only sensible woman he knew. The couple's literary reputation rested partly on the famous Tales... more...

  • Here Be Dragonsby Peter C. Newman

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 21.95

    The #1 national bestseller now revised and updated with a new Epilogue. Now aged 75, Peter C. Newman at last tells the story of his stranger-than-fiction life. Try to keep up as we follow his many lives: as a pampered child in a Czech chateau; a Jewish kid in short pants being machine-gunned by Nazi fighter planes on the beach at Biarritz, en route... more...

  • Our Parisby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    With 30 drawings by Hubert Sorin. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • At the End of Darwin Roadby Fiona Kidman

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 15.09

    An evocative memoir about the emergence of a pre-eminent writer in a changing world 'What I have to tell is largely a personal narrative about how I came to inhabit a fictional world' This absorbing memoir explores the first half of writer Fiona Kidman's life, notably in Kerikeri amid the 'sharp citric scent of orange groves, bright heat and . .... more...

  • My Life as Author and Editorby H.L. Mencken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    H. L. Mencken stipulated that this memoir remain sealed in a vault for thirty-five years after his death. For good reason: My Life as Author and Editor is so telling and uproariously opinionated that is might have provoked a storm of libel suits. As he recounts his career as a critic, essayist, and editor of the ground-breaking magazine Smart Set... more...

  • It?s Never Too Lateby Darrell Bain

    Double Dragon Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99

    Darrell Bain?s e-books have been perennial best sellers since their introduction into the young market. He has been a finalist many times for the Eppie Awards, and in 2007 he won two of them. They are the most prestigious of the E-book awards recognizing the best writing in the field. He has written about three dozen novels or non-fiction works, and... more...

  • Isaac B. Singerby Florence Noiville; Catherine Temerson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) is widely recognized as the most popular Yiddish writer of the twentieth century. His translated body of work, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978, is beloved around the world. But although Singer was a very public and outgoing figure, much about his personal life remains unknown. In Isaac... more...

  • James Joyceby Gordon Bowker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 22.99

    A revealing new biography?the first in more than fifty years?of one of the twentieth-century's towering literary figures James Joyce is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, his novels and stories foundational in the history of literary modernism. Yet Joyce's genius was by no means immediately recognized, nor was his success easily... more...

  • The Life Of Margaret Laurenceby James King

    Knopf Canada 2012; US$ 18.00

    The magnificent and long-awaited biography of the beloved writer who gave us the Manawaka novels, including The Diviners and The Stone Angel . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...