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  • First Things Firstby Kate Llewellyn; Ruth Bacchus; Barbara Hill

    Wakefield Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Here for the first time are selected letters from the private correspondence of one of Australia's most loved authors, Kate Llewellyn ("The Waterlily", "A Fig at the Gate"). Written with her distinctive ardour and enthusiasm, skipping words, shortening others, she discusses poetry, art, sex and gardening with painters and writers. more...

  • Letters to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power, style, and conviction these letters will guide and inspire anyone who reads them. more...

  • Reading Vincent van Goghby Patrick Grant

    Athabasca University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Reading Vincent van Gogh is at once an interpretive guide to Van Gogh?s letters and a distillation of the key themes that reoccur throughout his collected letters?foremost among them the motifs of suffering, love, imagination, and the ineffable. In this indispensable, synoptic view of the letters, Patrick Grant makes the main lines of Vincent van Gogh?s... more...

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women of Lettersby Marieke Hardy; Michaela McGuire

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.38

    Dear Madonna, Thank you for showing me that it is okay to be both a devoted mother and on a podium drenched in glitter. Love, Em Rusciano Dear Mum, My life is so much more fortunate than yours was and I'm sorry if my unplanned arrival was a part of that. Love, Anthony Albanese Dear Leigh Sales, What kind of psychopath is unmoved... more...

  • Empty Without Youby Roger Streitmatter

    Free Press 1999; US$ 25.00

    The relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok has sparked vociferous debate ever since 1978, when archivists at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library discovered eighteen boxes filled with letters the two women exchanged during their thirty-year friendship. But until now we have been offered only the odd quotation... more...

  • Funny Letters from Famous Peopleby Charles Osgood Wood

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 15.00

    In this humorous collection of celebrity wit, acclaimed broadcaster and humorist Charles Osgood offers witticisms penned by luminaries ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Andy Rooney. Known for his clever commentary and witty radio-show rhymes, Charles Osgood here selects and introduces a collection of hilarious correspondence from some of our best-loved... more...

  • Zora Neale Hurstonby Carla Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    ? I mean to live and die by my own mind,? Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although... more...

  • Letters on Lifeby Rainer Maria Rilke; Ulrich Baer

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilke?s voluminous, never-before-translated correspondence, this volume offers the best writings and personal philosophy of one of the twentieth century?s greatest poets. The result is a profound vision of how the human drive to create and understand can guide us in every facet of life. Arranged by theme?from everyday existence... more...

  • Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclairby Anthony Arthur

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 27.95

    Few American writers have revealed their private as well as their public selves so fully as Upton Sinclair, and virtually none over such a long lifetime (1878?1968). Sinclair?s writing, even at its most poignant or electrifying, blurred the line between politics and art?and, indeed, his life followed a similar arc. In Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair... more...

  • Letters of Travelby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. *********************. After the gloom of gray Atlantic weather, our ship came to America in a flood of winter sunshine that made unaccustomed eyelids blink, and the New Yorker, who is nothing if not modest, said, ''This isn''t a sample of our really... more...