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- Melville House 2013; US$ 16.00
Mary MacLane?s I Await the Devil?s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten. In the early 20th century, MacLane?s name was synonymous... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 20.78
This major collection of William Burroughs' letters gives an unprecedented insight into one of America's most incisive and influential writers, at a time when his work was at its most experimental and his life entered a new era of creativity. William Burroughs' life was often as extreme as his prose. This second volume of his letters documents... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94
Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante,... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
The Washington Post. ?These two famous writers might seem at first an unlikely pairing?[but] as a series of collaborative inquiries and an extended meditation on the processes of friendship, the book has something substantive to offer.?? The New York Times Book Review "Here and Now is akin to eavesdropping on a dazzling, extended dinner conversation... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 20.40
The journal of Benjamin Haydon was, Max Beerbohm reported to Siegfried Sassoon, the best diary Beerbohm had ever read. Harold Acton declared Haydon 'a more exciting figure than Ruskin.' H.H. Asquith compared him favourably with Rousseau, while Aldous Huxley declared that 'Never was anyone more clearly cut out to be an author.' Today Haydon's portraits... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 30.38
'People are my landscape', Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. He is a fascinated watcher of human beings in all their variety, and revels in describing them to his many correspondents. His letters combine ironic social comedy and a passionate concern for individual freedom. His... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 23.98
William Burroughs closed his classic debut novel, Junky , by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage' which he believed transmitted telepathic powers, a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters - a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel - he journeys through South America, writing to... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00
Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper... more...
The Secrets of the Notebook: A royal love affair and a woman?s quest to uncover her incredible family secretHarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available
The incredible true story revealed by a family notebook, telling of four daughters across two centuries of turbulent history, of a passionate and ill-fated royal love affair, ending in a tragic and cruel death. more...