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- Overlook 2014; US$ 19.99
Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, a socialite, an actress of stage and early screen. When she married rising political star Duff Cooper, they became the golden couple who knew everyone who was anyone; they sat at the very heart of British public life. Diana?s letters to her only son, John Julius Norwich, cover the period 1939 to 1952. They take... more...
- Rogner & Bernhard 2012; US$ 18.67
Es ist nur einem glücklichen Zufall zu verdanken, dass die Briefe, in denen sich die großen Helden der Beat-Literatur, Kerouac und Ginsberg, ausgetauscht haben, noch erhalten sind. Allein der Umfang der Korrespondenz ist bemerkenswert; außergewöhnlich aber ist die Intimität und Ausdauer: Der Briefwechsel beginnt kurz nach Kerouacs und Ginsbergs erstem... more...
- Canongate Books 2015; US$ 12.46
In September 1943, a twenty-nine-year-old postal clerk from North London named Chris Barker found a spare hour to write to a work colleague named Bessie Moore. His letter was innocent enough, but Bessie's response was unexpectedly enthusiastic. By their third exchange, it was clear to both of them they had ignited a passion that would not easily be... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 18.68
This collection of Vonnegut?s letters is the autobiography he never wrote ? from the letter he posted home upon being freed from a German POW camp, to notes of advice to his children: ?Don?t let anybody tell you that smoking and boozing are bad for you. Here I am fifty-five years old, and I never felt better in my life?. Peppered with insights, one-liners... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98
As a young man, Rabindranath Tagore wrote a series of letters to his niece during what he described as the most productive period of his life. By turns contemplative and playful, gentle and impassioned, Tagore?s letters abound in incredible insights?from sharply comical portrayals of English sahibs to lively anecdotes about family life, from thoughts... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 51.00
No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov's. Véra Slonim shared his delight at the enchantment of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humour of any woman he had met. From their meeting in 1921, Vladimir's letters to his beloved Véra form a narrative... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 25.48
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...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The novels of Janice Holt Giles grew in part from her marriage to Kentuckian Henry Giles. That union and the couple's settling near Henry's boyhood home in Kentucky provided the source and inspiration for Janice's earliest books and influenced much of her later writing. Hello, Janice tells the story of how their marriage came about. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 85.00
Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of the towering literary figures in Italian history. To many, he is the finest Italian poet after Dante. Leopardi was also a prodigious scholar of classical literature and philosophy, and a voracious reader in... more...