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  • 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...

  • Yours Everby Thomas Mallon

    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...

  • Correspondences of Tolstoyby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Correspondences of Tolstoy is a collection of letters reflecting the author's thoughts, beliefs, and philosophy. It includes his correspondence with Gandhi about the political doctrine of non-violence, as well as his letter to a student clarifying his misunderstandings of Christianity. His letters to his son are also included and reflect deeply... more...

  • The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilderby Thornton Wilder; Jackson R. Bryer; Robin Gibbs Wilder

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey , Thornton Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist?rare talents on glorious display in this volume of more than three hundred letters he penned to a vast array of famous friends and beloved relatives. Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations... more...

  • Correspondence with Erskine and A Tour to Corsicaby James Boswell

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    James Boswell's Correspondence with Erskine and A Tour to Corsica collects the epistolary literary discussions of Boswell and Andrew Erskine as well as anecdotes from Bosell's tour to Corsica during the movement for national liberation. more...

  • Letters to Dead Authorsby Andrew Lang

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    In this epistolary work, Lang has presented spoof letters that he wrote to various deceased authors. While he generously praises them for their genius and manner of expression, he also addresses the shortcomings of some of these authors. His power of literary appreciation and beauty of expression are evident from this work. more...

  • Correspondance générale 1810?1812by Paul Delbouille; Kurt Kloocke; d'Eckart Pastor; Robert Leroy; Martine Willems

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 279.68

    This volume contains 305 letters covering three years of Constant?s life in which he finally experienced a happy marriage. However, these years were overshadowed by Germaine de Staël?s misfortune, by his enormous gambling losses and also by a dispute with his father which was to last until his father?s death. Constant left France and traveled... more...