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Literary

  • 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$ 100.00

    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$ 13.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • There Was a Countryby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart ?a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967?1970, addressing them only obliquely... more...

  • There Was a Countryby Chinua Achebe

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes this long-awaited memoir recalling Chinua Achebe's personal experiences of and reflections on the Biafran War, one of Nigeria's most tragic civil wars Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart , was a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp... more...

  • My Father and Myselfby J.R. Ackerley; W.H. Auden

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own?this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him in life. But Ackerley?s pursuit of his father is also an exploration... more...

  • My Dog Tulipby J.R. Ackerley; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the ?ideal friend? he had been searching for in vain for years.  My Dog Tulip  is a bittersweet retrospective account of... more...

  • Chaucerby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet?s works. Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken... more...