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- Picador 2009; US$ 18.99
With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie For more than fifty years, The Paris Review has brought us revelatory and revealing interviews with the literary lights of our age. This critically acclaimed series continues with another eclectic lineup, including Philip Roth, Ezra Pound, Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson, Stephen Sondheim, E. B.... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 335.00
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995; US$ 8.99
Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of ?one of the most original and challenging minds of the mid-twentieth century? (John Tracy Ellis, The New York Times Book Review). Dramatic and revealing, these letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Thomas Merton?s life and vocation, giving readers,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00
In this elegant and affectionate biography of one of the most controversial personalities of the nineteenth century, Barbara Belford breaks new ground in the evocation of Oscar Wilde's personal life and in our understanding of the choices he made for his art. Published for the centenary of Wilde's death, here is a fresh, full-scale examination of the... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Although best known as a writer of fiction who produced such classics as Little Women, Louisa May Alcott lived a fascinating life that included a stint as a Civil War nurse. This collection includes several essays, letters, and other pieces that outline Alcott's experiences serving to the needs of the war wounded. It's a fascinating account... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 16.60
In spring 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire - youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters - invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires' house in Ireland. This halcyon visit sparked off a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of sporadic but highly entertaining letters. There can rarely... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 12.72
From the private papers of Jane Austen and Mozart to those of Anne Boleyn and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men and Women collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a ?delicious poison? (William Congreve); for others, ?a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music? (Charles Darwin).... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2008; US$ 15.45
From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a ?delicious poison? (William Congreve); for others, ?a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music? (Charles Darwin). Love... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 17.93
This is a diary packed with famous names and extraordinary stories. It is also rich in incidental detail and wonderful observation, providing both a compelling record of five remarkable decades and a revealing, often hilarious and sometimes moving account of Gyles Brandreth's unusual life -- as a child living in London in the 'swinging' sixties, as... more...
- Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 12.40
Janet Baines has witnessed momentous events at times of her life, particularly before and during the Second World War. At other times, her life could be regarded as unexceptional, were it not for the huge upheaval society experienced in the 20th century and through which she lived. With the intuitive editing of her daughter, Rachel-Claire, Janet covers... more...