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- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
From award-winning author John McGahern, a memoir of his childhood in the Irish countryside and the beginnings of his life as a writer.McGahern describes his early years as one of seven children growing up in rural County Leitrim, a childhood was marked by his father?s violent nature and the early death of his beloved mother. Tracing the memories of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00
In the course of his short, dramatic life, Aleksandr Pushkin gave Russia not only its greatest poetry?including the novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin ?but a new literary language. He also gave it a figure of enduring romantic allure?fiery, restless, extravagant, a prodigal gambler and inveterate seducer of women. Having forged a dazzling, controversial... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
Raymond Chandler was among the most original and enduring crime novelists of the twentieth century. Yet much of his pre-writing life, including his unconventional marriage, has remained shrouded in mystery. In this compelling, wholly original book, Judith Freeman sets out to solve the puzzle of who Chandler was and how he became the writer who would... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
If there is a literary gene, then the Waugh family most certainly has it?and it clearly seems to be passed down from father to son. The first of the literary Waughs was Arthur, who, when he won the Newdigate Prize for poetry at Oxford in 1888, broke with the family tradition of medicine. He went on to become a distinguished publisher and an immensely... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 18.00
In the first biography of Ginsberg since his death in 1997 and the only one to cover the entire span of his life, Ginsberg's archivist Bill Morgan draws on his deep knowledge of Ginsberg's largely unpublished private journals to give readers an unparalleled and finely detailed portrait of one of America's most famous poets. Morgan sheds new light on... more...