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- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 50.00
Examined in this study are twentieth- and twenty-first century autobiographies and memoirs by major New Zealand women writers. Brought together for the first time in a single study, texts by Sylvia Ashton?Warner, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Ruth Park, and Ruth Dallas are analysed with the aid of spatial concepts that... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.99
From Mahatma Gandhi and John F. Kennedy to Martin Luther King and Leo Tolstoy, the works of Henry David Thoreau – author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, surveyor, schoolteacher, engineer – have long been an inspiration to many. But who was the unsophisticated young man who in 1837 became a protégé of Ralph Waldo Emerson? The Adventures... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 13.36
Christy Brown was born a victim of cerebral palsy. But the hapless, lolling baby concealed the brilliantly imaginative and sensitive mind of a writer who would take his place among the giants of Irish literature. This is Christy Brown's own story. He recounts his childhood struggle to learn to read, write, paint and finally type, with... more...
- Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19
‘Are your twins normal?? Mrs Pullein-Thompson was asked. ‘Good God, I hope not,? she retorted. The twins were Diana and Christine who, with their elder sister, Josephine, wrote more than 150 books, which have sold in their millions around the world. Fifty years after the joint publication of their first book, It Began with Picotee... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
This captivating book by May Sarton rejoices in friendship and family In A World of Light , renowned poet and novelist May Sarton renders unforgettable portraits of the friends she considers family?and the family she looks upon as friends. From her father, famed science historian George Sarton, she learns that work is ?of the first importance.?... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99
Maeve Binchy?s heartwarming tales of love, life, and loss made her one of America?s best-loved storytellers. Her novels, which sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, captured imaginations on both sides of the Atlantic in a way that most authors only dream of. Seared with a truth and honesty that leapt from the page, her stories capture the... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 17.49
'Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked,' Jane Austen wrote to her niece Fanny Knight a few months before she died. Yet most traditional accounts of Austen's life have insisted on portraying her as just such a picture of perfection. In his 1997 biography David Nokes re-examined Austen, and presented a far richer and livelier picture of the... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03
'The best biography of Swift to date.' Michael Foot, Observer 'David Nokes's book is splendid.' Denis Donoghue, London Review of Books David Nokes presents a gripping and authoritative portrait of Swift in his multifarious roles as satirist, politician, churchman and friend. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, he seeks in particular... more...