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Literary

  • The Golden Sovereignby Richard Church

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Golden Sovereign , first published in 1957, concludes Mr. Church's autobiographical record, begun with Over the Bridge , that magical re-creation of an Edwardian childhood. The new volume exactly covers the second decade of the century: opening with the death of the author's mother when he was still a boy and ending with the arrival, ten years... more...

  • Bookmarkedby Wendy Fairey

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 25.99

    Wendy Fairey grew up among books. As the shy and studious daughter of famed Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham—F. Scott Fitzgerald?s lover during the last years of his life—she began as a child reading her way through the library Fitzgerald had assembled for her mother and escaped into the landscape of classic English novels. Their protagonists became... more...

  • Ongoingnessby Sarah Manguso

    Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    A dazzling philosophical investigation of the challenge of living in the present, by a brilliant practitioner of the new essay In her third book, which continues to define the contours of the contemporary essay, Sarah Manguso confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept for twenty-five years. ?I wanted to end each day with a record of everything... more...

  • Follies of Godby James Grissom

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays that transformed the American theater of the mid-twentieth century; a book that does, from the inside,... more...

  • Mermaid Singing & Peel Me a Lotusby Charmian Clift

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 8.54

    For Charmian Clift, Greece was the Promised Land. In 1954 she and her husband, George Johnston, abandoned their sophisticated London existence and set off with two new typewriters and two small children to start a new life. In Mermaid Singing - written during the first miraculous year of discovery - she records the family's adaptation to the primitive... more...

  • Shakespeare's Authentic Performance Textsby Graham Watts

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    When we pick up a copy of a Shakespeare play, we assume that we hold in our hands an original record of his writing. We don't. Present-day printings are an editor's often subjective version of the script. Around 25 percent of any Shakespeare play will have been altered, and this creates an enormous amount of confusion. The only authentic edition... more...

  • James Baldwinby David Leeming

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon? Go Tell It on a Mountain , Giovanni?s Room , Another Country , The Fire Next Time , and The Evidence of Things Not Seen ?he explored issues of race and racism in America, class distinction, and sexual difference. A gay, African... more...

  • The Voyage Homeby Richard Church

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    With uncompromising frankness and the disciplined simplicity of a poet, Richard Church records his own striving ? his own voyage home ? towards maturity of understanding and fulfilment. Startling in its depth and insight, yet never without an infectious humour, this book ranges far beyond the daily events of the author's life. For twenty-four years... more...

  • Eric Walrondby James Davis

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Eric Walrond (1898–1966) was a writer, journalist, caustic critic, and fixture of 1920s Harlem. His short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives and voices in American fiction. Restoring Walrond to his proper place as a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance, this biography situates Tropic... more...

  • The Art of Flightby Sergio Pitol; George Henson; Enrique Vila-Matas

    Deep Vellum Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Debut work in English, a literary memoir, by Sergio Pitol, maestro of Mexican literature, winner of the 2005 Cervantes Prize. more...