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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$ 12.69

    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...

  • 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...