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  • Letters to a Young Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke; Charlie Louth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    Originally written to a young man considering a career in the German military, Rainer Maria Rilke's beautiful letters explore a huge range of subjects delicately and with a passionate sensitivity. The recipient, Franz Kappus, began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke when a student, seeking advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908,... more...

  • Poems and Lettersby Michelangelo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.50

    Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is universally celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, yet iconic Renaissance creator was also a prolific and gifted poet. The verses collected here are primarily devoted to love and religion. Intense and passionate, the love poems focus on two figures: Tommaso de Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna; with... more...

  • Notes from Walnut Tree Farmby Roger Deakin; Alison Hastie; Terence Blacker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Notes from Walnut Tree Farm is a collection of writing by Roger Deakin For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations about and around his home, Walnut Tree Farm. Collected here are the very best of these writings, capturing his extraordinary, restless... more...

  • Journals and Lettersby Peter Sabor; Frances Burney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 23.96

    Novelist and playwright Frances (Fanny) Burney, 1752-1840, was also a prolific writer of journals and letters, beginning with the diary she started at fifteen and continuing until the end of her eventful life. From her youth in London high society to a period in the court of Queen Charlotte and her years interned in France with her husband Alexandre... more...

  • Beatrix Potter's Journalby Beatrix Potter

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 28.19

    Between the ages of 15 and 30 Beatrix Potter kept a secret diary written in code. When the code was cracked by Leslie Linder more than 20 years after her death, the diary revealed a remarkable picture of upper middle-class life in late Victorian Britain. The original diaries run to over 200,000 words so for this edition Glen Cavaliero has made a careful... more...

  • Love Letters of Great Men and Womenby Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 11.67

    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... more...

  • Love Letters of Great Womenby Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.37

    From the private papers of Anne Boleyn and Emily Dickinson to those of Empress Josephine and Queen Victoria, Love Letters of Great Women is an anthology of some of the most romantic letters in history. As a companion to Love Letters of Great Men , this collection gives the other side of the story: the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest... more...

  • Letters on CÚzanneby Rainer Maria Rilke; Joel Agee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 14.99

    Rilke's prayerful responses to the french master's beseeching art For a long time nothing, and then suddenly one has the right eyes. Virtually every day in the fall of 1907, Rainer Maria Rilke returned to a Paris gallery to view a Cezanne exhibition. Nearly as frequently, he wrote dense and joyful letters to his wife, Clara Westhoff, expressing... more...

  • As Consciousness is Harnessed to Fleshby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.50

    As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh reveals the inner life of Susan Sontag. Providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, Susan Sontag's As Conscious is Harnessed to Flesh chronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this renowned critic and artist at the height of her powers.... more...

  • New Selected Journals, 1939-1995by Stephen Spender; John Sutherland; Lara Feigel

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 29.17

    Private faces in public places Are wiser and nicer Than public faces in private places. W.H. Auden, dedication to Stephen Spender, 1932 Stephen Spender wrote almost a million words of journal entries between his September Journal in 1939 and his death in 1995. In choosing from these voluminous journals for the new edition, the editors... more...