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  • Cutty, One Rockby August Kleinzahler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Haraby Joe LeSueur

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • The Great Northern Expressby Howard Frank Mosher

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 15.00

    From bestselling, nationally celebrated author Howard Frank Mosher, a wildly funny and deeply personal account of his three-month, 20,000-mile sojourn to discover what he loved enough to live for.   Several months before novelist Howard Frank Mosher turned sixty-five, he learned that he had prostate cancer. Following forty-six intensive radiation treatments,... more...

  • The Nightmare of Reasonby Ernst Pawel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 38.99

    A comprehensive and interpretative biography of Franz Kafka that is both a monumental work of scholarship and a vivid, lively evocation of Kafka's world. more...

  • Of Time and Memoryby Don J. Snyder

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Don Snyder knew nothing about his mother aside from the terrible fact that she died at the age of nineteen, just sixteen days after giving birth to him and his twin brother. All his life Don had been too shy, too deeply pained to ask his father or grandparents to tell him the story of the lovely girl named Peggy Snyder--what delighted or troubled her,... more...

  • In Search of J. D. Salingerby Ian Hamilton

    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...

  • Man to Manby Michael Korda

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Although prostate cancer is a disease that strikes nearly 200,000 men every year, it is a disease that has been shrouded in silence, in part because it strikes at the very core of masculine identity.  But in Man to Man , bestselling author Michael Korda breaks that silence, turning the story of his illness and recovery into a candid and instructive... more...

  • Byron In Loveby Edna O'Brien

    Orion 2009; US$ 10.99

    BYRON IN LOVE - the nobility, arrogance and sheer theatre of Byron's life. Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately a heroism that by ending in tragedy raised it and him from the particular... more...

  • Dear Austenby Nina Bawden

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 12.99

    Accidents happen to other people. But on On May 10th 2002, Nina Bawden discovered what it feels like to be one of the 'other people'. It was to be a lovely outing to Cambridge for a friend's birthday party. Nina Bawden and her husband Austen Kark boarded the 12:45 from Kings Cross and settled down with their books and papers. A few minutes later... more...

  • Aldous Huxleyby Nicholas Murray

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 21.99

    The grandson of biologist T. H. Huxley, Aldous Huxley had a privileged background and was educated at Eton and Oxford despite an eye infection that left him nearly blind. Having learned braille his eyesight then improved enough for him to start writing, and by the 1920s he had become a fashionable figure, producing witty and daring novels like CROME... more...