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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98
For the first time, the speeches of prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez are translated into English and published together in a collected edition. These writings span Marquez's entire life: from his earliest days, speaking as a teenager graduating high school, to his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize. Taken as a whole, this collection... more...
- Granta Publications 2012; US$ 17.32
Occasionally a collection of letters appears that is so extraordinary in its biographical details and emotional resonance that the work becomes a classic of literature in its own right: the letters, for example, of Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway or Saul Bellow. Such is the case of the legendary Austro-Hungarian novelist and essayist, Joseph Roth,... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Depuis 1830, tous les ans plusieurs personnes déposaient à la Chambre des pétitions pour le retour en France des restes mortels de l'empereur Napoléon, et toujours ces pétitions étaient renvoyées, à l'unanimité, au président du conseil. Cette année (1840), après la formation du cabinet du 1er mars, je prévins M. Thiers, président de ce... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 27.18
Novelist and playwright Frances (Fanny) Burney, 1752-1840, was also a prolific writer of journals and letters, beginning with the diary she started at fifteen and continuing until the end of her eventful life. From her youth in London high society to a period in the court of Queen Charlotte and her years interned in France with her husband Alexandre... more...
- Melville House 2013; US$ 18.95
The beguiling, never-before-translated dream diary of Georges Perec In La Boutique Obscure Perec once again revolutionized literary form, creating the world?s first ?nocturnal autobiography.? From 1968 until 1972?the period when he wrote his most well-known works?the beloved French stylist recorded his dreams. But as you might expect, his approach... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99
Le cancer peut être un tremplin vers la vraie vie Témoignage de la profonde admiration de l?auteur, médecin oncologue, pour ses patients et, à travers eux, pour l?être humain en général, ce livre est essentiellement composé d?une série d?histoires vécues. Panorama des fantastiques ressources humaines face à l?épreuve, il nous mène au c?ur de ce... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00
Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to hand to his father, hoping that it might renew a relationship that had disintegrated into tension and frustration on both sides. Kafka's probing of the abyss between them spared neither his... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.98
The extraordinary letters of Italo Calvino, one of the great writers of the twentieth century, translated into English for the first time by Martin McLaughlin, with an introduction by Michael Wood. Italo Calvino, novelist, literary critic and editor, was also a masterful letter writer whose correspondents included Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Gore... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
The letters in this volume were written by Rose Macaulay to her younger sister, Jean, between 1926 and her death in 1958. These were the years when she was at the height of her powers and when her reputation was spreading beyond the more limited circles which had appreciated her earlier novels. She had found in broadcasting a new medium of self-expression,... more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 27.95
Langston Hughes, one of America's greatest writers, was an innovator of jazz poetry and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance whose poems and plays resonate widely today. Accessible, personal, and inspirational, Hughes?s poems portray the African American community in struggle in the context of a turbulent modern United States and a rising black freedom... more...