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Literary

  • Unrooted Childhoodsby

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2011; US$ 27.95

    Twenty stirring memoirs of childhoods spent packing make the story of growing up displaced feel universal more...

  • Oblivionby Héctor Abad; Anne McLean; Rosalind Harvey

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99

    Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author's father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods... more...

  • One Life at a Time, Pleaseby Edward Abbey

    Henry Holt and Co. 1988; US$ 18.99

    From stories about cattlemen, fellow critics, his beloved desert, cities, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers. more...

  • Jane Dolingerby Lawrence Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic woman with an impressive literary talent who lived and documented an unconventional life. This book analyzes her life and literary contributions, situating her in a historical feminist discourse and highlighting her contribution the emerging genre of modern travel writing. more...

  • The Presenceby Dannie Abse

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    WINNER OF THE WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/ACKERLY PRIZE. Several months after the death of poet Dannie Abse's wife, Joan, in a car accident, he began to write a diary which is both a record of present grief and a portrait of a marriage that lasted more than fifty years. It is an extraordinary document, painful but... more...

  • Goodbye, Twentieth Centuryby Dannie Abse

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 4.36

    Dannie Abse's rich mixture of Welsh and Jewish backgrounds, and his dual occupations of doctor and author, have led to what is widely regarded as one of the most readable, humorous and poignant autobiographies available today. Goodbye, Twentieth Century incorporates his acclaimed first volume of autobiography, A Poet in the Family , and in this... more...

  • Goodbye Twentieth Centuryby Dannie Abse

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 4.99

    Drawing upon his Welsh and Jewish heritage, Dannie Abse presents a rich autobiography that chronicles his life as both a doctor and an author. Humorous and poignant, this new edition not only includes the acclaimed first volume A Poet in the Family , but also discusses the changes in the political and literary landscape over the last century. With... more...

  • The Education of a British-Protected Childby Chinua Achebe

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    From the celebrated author of Things Fall Apart comes a new collection of autobiographical essays?his first new book in more than twenty years. Chinua Achebe?s characteristically eloquent and nuanced voice is everywhere present in these seventeen beautifully written pieces. From a vivid portrait of growing up in colonial Nigeria to considerations... more...

  • Home and Exileby Chinua Achebe

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 21.99

    Chinua Achebe is Africa's most prominent writer, the author of Things Fall Apart, the best known--and best selling--novel ever to come out of Africa. His fiction and poetry burn with a passionate commitment to political justice, bringing to life not only Africa's troubled encounters with Europe but also the dark side of contemporary African... more...

  • There Was a Countryby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    "Foreign Policy Must Read 2012" by Books from Global Thinkers ?Chinua Achebe?s history of Biafra is a meditation on the condition of freedom. It has the tense narrative grip of the best fiction. It is also a revelatory entry into the intimate character of the writer?s brilliant mind and bold spirit. Achebe has created here a new genre of literature... more...