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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99
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...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 16.95
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Julian Henby. For some time now, Julian, the Bridget Jones of letter writing, has been badgering decent, hard-working celebrities with a barrage of frankly absurd correspondence, often relating to his dysfunctional family and pets. Dear Celebrity is a compilation of some of his finest work and includes... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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,... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 321.00
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...
- 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...