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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita , Pnin , Despair , The Gift , The Real Life of Sebastian Knigh t, and The Defense . From the Trade Paperback... more...
- Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 15.95
Matt Cohen left us all a gift when he decided, in the last six months of his life, to write a memoir. Typing is an invaluable and touching reckoning of the writing life, funny in many places, brilliant in others. It's also the story of the flourishing of writing in Canada: Cohen was at the centre of our country's cultural life for over three decades.... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 21.95
Mary Henley Rubio has spent over two decades researching Montgomery?s life, and has put together a comprehensive and penetrating picture of this Canadian literary icon, all set in rich social context. Extensive interviews with people who knew Montgomery ? her son, maids, friends, relatives, all now deceased ? are only part of the material gathered... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79
In time for the 50th anniversary of Catch-22 , Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book), illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of Joseph Heller. Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune.... more...
- Howard Books 2011; US$ 19.99
Now in paperback?in the bestselling tradition of The Glass Castle and The Liar?s Club comes the captivating memoir of a young girl forced by her mother?s instability to care for her siblings. E ven if others abandon you, you must never abandon yourself. This simple truth became Terry Helwig?s lifeline as she was forced to grow up too... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
Jack is the intimate, extraordinary story of the gregarious, irascible trailblazer who propelled Canada into a cultural coming of age and changed the business and flavour of book publishing forever. Jack McClelland, credited with bringing Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Margaret Laurence, Leonard Cohen, Farley Mowat, and Pierre Berton, among others,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79
Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey by airplane, bus, ferry, and foot from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and deranged. We witness scenes of passionate, even violent intensity that give rise to meditations on eros and literature, the solitariness of travel, and the poetics... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 6.79
An unprecedented eyewitness account of the New York School, as seen between the lines of O'Hara's poetry Joe LeSueur lived with Frank O'Hara from 1955 until 1965, the years when O'Hara wrote his greatest poems, including "To the Film Industry in Crisis," "In Memory of My Feelings," "Having a Coke with You," and the famous Lunch Poems?so called... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57
Ian Hamilton wrote two books on J. D. Salinger. Only one, this one, was published. The first, called J . D. Salinger: A Writing Life , despite undergoing many changes to accommodate Salinger was still victim of a legal ban. Salinger objected to the use of his letters, in the end to any use of them. The first book had to be shelved. With great enterprise... more...