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- Random House 2012; US$ 15.42
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...
- Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
Jock Wallace lived a life like no other modern football manager. Big Jock now tells the real story of the man, the manager and the legend from his early days in the mining village of Wallyford to the jungles of Malaysia, where he fought with the King?s Own Scottish Borderers, and on to legendary status as manager of Rangers. And what an extraordinary... more...
- Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 17.95
In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed decisively—globally, locally, and in their personal lives—and these changing conditions provide the back story for a long conversation.... more...
- 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...
- Crown Publishing Group 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
A delightful investigation of the art of letter writing, Yours Ever explores masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service, and BlackBerry. Here are Madame de Sévigné?s devastatingly sharp reports from the French court, F. Scott Fitzgerald?s tormented advice to his young daughter, the casually brilliant musings of Flannery... more...