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- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
A wryly comic memoir that examines the pillars of New England WASP culture?class, history, family, money, envy, perfection, and, of course, real estate?through the lens of mothers and daughters. At eighteen, Sarah Payne Stuart fled her mother and all the other disapproving mothers of her too perfect hometown of Concord, Massachusetts, only... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99
A thrillingly original exploration of a life lived under poetry?s uniquely seductive spell ?Oh! there are spirits of the air,? wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this stunningly original book Maureen N. McLane channels the spirits and voices that make up the music in one poet?s mind. Weaving criticism and memoir, My Poets explores a life reading... more...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 24.00
A dark, poignant, and emotionally brave coming-of-age memoir: the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. For almost twenty years I mistook my father?s downfall as my own. But it wasn?t. It was not my sister?s either, nor my mother?s. A literature professor at La Salle University, Andrew Meredith?s father... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.99
From Mahatma Gandhi and John F. Kennedy to Martin Luther King and Leo Tolstoy, the works of Henry David Thoreau – author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, schoolteacher, engineer – have long been an inspiration to many. But who was the unsophisticated young man who in 1837 became a protégé of Ralph Waldo Emerson? The Adventures... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99
Philip Larkin was that rare thing among poets: a household name in his own lifetime. Lines such as ?Never such innocence again? and ?Sexual intercourse began / In nineteen sixty-three? made him one of the most popular poets of the last century. Larkin?s reputation as a man, however, has been more controversial. A solitary librarian known for his... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99
In this powerful, eloquent story of his return to the classroom, a former teacher offers a rousing defense of his beleaguered vocation Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously missing. Defying this trend, teacher and writer... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 23.99
"This is a story about two people, but I?m the only one telling it." Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully, as the brilliant Spanish writer Marcos Giralt Torrente does in Father and Son , the mesmerizing and discomfiting memoir that won him Spain?s... more...
- FUEGO 2014; US$ 7.54
Alexander Moritz Frey ist einer der großen Unbekannten der deutschen Literatur. Sein Antikriegs-Roman "Die Pflasterkästen" (1929) wurde in einem Atemzug mit "Im Westen nichts Neues" genannt und sein Roman "Solneman der Unsichtbare" (1914) gilt als einer der großen Klassiker der phantastischen Literatur. Seinen Namen sucht... more...
- Scribner 1999; US$ 16.00
Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely... more...