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  • Prime Greenby Robert Stone

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99

    A memoir of America's most turbulent, whimsical decade, in the words of the man who experienced it all... From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, fascinating glory. An account framed by two wars, it... more...

  • Point to Point Navigationby Gore Vidal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In a witty and elegant autobiography that takes up where his bestelling Palimpsest left off, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist Gore Vidal reflects on his remarkable life.Writing from his desks in Ravello and the Hollywood Hills, Vidal travels in memory through the arenas of literature, television, film, theatre, politics,... more...

  • Neal Cassadyby David Sandison; Graham Vickers

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    This fascinating and in-depth biography of Neal Cassady takes a look at the man who achieved immortality as Dean Moriarty, the central character in Jack Kerouac?s On the Road . A charismatic, funny, articulate, and formidably intelligent man, Cassady was also a compulsive womanizer who lived life on the edge. His naturalistic, conversational writing... more...

  • The Geography of Loveby Glenda Burgess

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    ?If I had given it much thought, I might have hesitated to marry a man for whom at the age of 45 much of the past was too painful to consider--for either of us. Truthfully, thought had little to do with it.  Instinct did--the instinct to seize a sure and ebullient happiness or go down trying.? Falling in love is arguably the greatest risk and... more...

  • More, Now, Againby Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 15.00

    I crush up my pills and snort them like dust. They are my sugar. They are the sweetness in the days that have none. They drip through me like tupelo honey. Then they are gone. Then I need more. I always need more. For all of my life I have needed more. A precocious literary light, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression,... more...

  • Malrauxby Olivier Todd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 35.00

    Writer, publisher, war hero, French government minister, André Malraux was renowned as a Renaissance man of the twentieth century. Now, Olivier Todd?author of the acclaimed biography Albert Camus ?gives us this life, in which fact competes dramatically with his subject?s previously little-known mythomania. We see the adventurous young Malraux move... more...

  • Compass Pointsby Edward Hoagland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    In a luminous memoir of a life richly lived, one of America?s finest writers explores the themes that have shaped his life and work: the glories of the natural world, the lure of working for a circus and fighting forest fires, the afflictions of temporary blindness and blocked speech, and the enduring influence of literary friendships, including John... more...

  • Savage Shorthandby Jerome Charyn

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95

    Hailed as the first great Soviet writer, Isaac Babel was at once a product and a victim of violent revolution. In tales of Cossack marauders and flashy Odessa gangsters, he perfectly captured the raw, edgy mood of the first years of the Russian Revolution. Masked, reckless, impassioned, charismatic, Babel himself was as fascinating as the characters... more...

  • Between Father and Sonby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

      At seventeen, V.S. Naipaul wanted to "follow no other profession" but writing. Awarded a scholarship by the Trinidadian government, he set out to attend Oxford, where he was encountered a vastly different world from the one he yearned to leave behind. Separated from his family by continents, and grappling with depression, financial strain, loneliness,... more...

  • The Fifth Book of Peaceby Maxine Hong Kingston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this... more...