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  • The Collected Non-Fictionby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 56.39

    All of Orwell's non-fiction -- essays, articles and letters -- in one ebook. more...

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    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.87

    'An important and long-overdue contribution to our knowledge of Tolstoy.' D. M. Thomas, Sunday Times Volume 1 of Tolstoy's Diaries covers the years 1847-1894 and was meticulously edited by R.F. Christian so as to reflect Tolstoy's preoccupations as a writer (his views on his own work and that of others), his development as a person and as a thinker,... more...

  • A Glorious and Terrible Life With Youby Margaret Burgess

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 40.95

    Lavishly illustrated, this new edition includes family photographs and original graphics by both Helen Kemp and her father, S.H.F. Kemp, mostly dating from his own student days at the University of Toronto. more...

  • There's a Fax from Bruceby Bruce Beresford; Sue Milliken

    Currency Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    In the 1980s, director Bruce Beresford and producer Sue Milliken were mid-career in a world that welcomed film makers. They worked together on a number of projects, some of which never made it to the first day of filming, and stayed in touch by fax machine. As well as taking care of professional business, the faxes are chock full of industry gossip... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...