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  • Letters to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 2.80

    'What matters is to live everything. Live the questions for now.' A hugely influential collection for writers and artists of all kinds, Rilke's profound and lyrical letters to a young friend advise on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate... more...

  • Vlam in die sneeuby Francis Galloway

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 20.00

    Op 29 April 1963 stuur Ingrid Jonker ?n telegram aan André P. Brink om dankie te sê vir blomme en ?n brief wat hy vir haar gestuur het. Hulle het mekaar ?n paar dae tevore ontmoet. Hy was agt-en-twintig; sy ?n jaar ouer. Só begin ?n briewewisseling tussen twee skrywers wat duur tot sy laaste brief aan haar in April 1965. Jonker verdrink haarself by... more...

  • Dear World, How Are You?by Toby Little

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    When Toby Little was five years old, he decided to write to someone in every country in the world. With the help of his mum, Toby started handwriting and posting letters to everyone from research scientists in Antarctica to game-keepers in Chad and even the Pope. Not only did Toby achieve his goal but the world wrote back. Dear World, How Are... more...

  • Flame in the Snow: The Love Letters of André Brink & Ingrid Jonkerby Francis Galloway; Leon de Kock

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 20.00

    In a telegram sent on 29 April 1963, Ingrid Jonker thanks André Brink for his letter and flowers. They had met a few days before. He was almost twenty- eight; she thirty. This was the beginning of a correspondence between two writers that lasted up until three months before Jonker drowned herself at Three Anchor Bay. Half a century later, their love... more...

  • Love Lettersby Patrick Marnham

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96


  • Essential Bukowskiby Charles Bukowski

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture. Few writers have so brilliantly and poignantly conjured the desperation and absurdity of ordinary life as Charles Bukowski. Resonant with his powerful,... more...

  • Beyond Love and Loyaltyby Thomas Wolfe

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Letters--mostly of the nuts-and-bolts, practical variety--between Thomas Wolfe and his literary agent, Elizabeth Nowell. Nowell served as Wolfe's editor for many of his short stories, paring them down to make them acceptable to magazines. Oddly enough, his attitude toward her was grateful rather than adversarial, and their deep mutual respect is clearly... more...

  • Das Cambridge Notizheftby Mani Matter

    Zytglogge Verlag 2015; US$ 25.99

    Mit einem Vorwort von Joy Matter und einem Essay von Urs Frauchiger zu Manis Reflexionen-- über Gott ...--... und die Welt-- Denken-- Was Wissen schafft-- Der Chansons-Anhang mit Glossar. Bei ihm schwang alles ineinander: seine wissenschaftliche Vista und seine auch Kindern zugängliche Anschaulichkeit, seine Mystik und sein Nonsens, sein juristisch... more...

  • Sudelhefte Rumpelbuchby Mani Matter

    Zytglogge Verlag 2015; US$ 33.99

    Sudelhefte: Tagebuch I (1958-1961) / Tagebuch II (1962) / Tagebuch III (1963-1965) / Tagebuch IV (1969-1971) Rumpelbuch: Albumblätter / Die Geschichten vom weisen Joachim / Interlakner Tagebuch (1959) / Geschichten mit Titel / Geschichten ohne Titel / Gedichte (1966/67) / Stücke und Sprechtexte (1971) (Erstausgabe Sudelhefte 1974, Rumpelbuch 1976,... more...

  • Dashing for the Postby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Adam Sisman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 37.99

    A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road. Handsome, spirited and erudite, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a war hero and one the greatest travel writers of his generation. He was also a spectacularly gifted friend. The letters in this collection span almost seventy years, the first written ten days before Paddy's twenty-fifth... more...