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- Rogner & Bernhard 2012; US$ 21.59
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...