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  • Kurt Vonnegutby Kurt Vonnegut; Dan Wakefield

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Newsweek /The Daily Beast ? The Huffington Post ? Kansas City Star ? Time Out New York ? Kirkus Reviews This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut?s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority of them never before... more...

  • The Wisdom of John Muirby Anne Rowthorn; Bill McKibben

    Wilderness Press 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely... more...

  • Just Send Me Wordby Orlando Figes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of A People's Tragedy , Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and exchanged thousands of secret letters as Lev... more...

  • Rub Out the Wordsby William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    This major collection of William Burroughs' letters gives an unprecedented insight into one of America's most incisive and influential writers, at a time when his work was at its most experimental and his life entered a new era of creativity. William Burroughs' life was often as extreme as his prose. This second volume of his letters documents... more...

  • Philip Larkin: Letters to Monicaby Philip Larkin; Anthony Thwaite

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante, in... more...

  • Shipton and Tilmanby Jim Perrin

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.60

    Using unpublished diaries, Jim Perrin, the acclaimed author of The Villain and Menlove , tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalayas and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with... more...

  • Enlightening: Letters 1946 - 1960by Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 25.84

    'People are my landscape', Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. He is a fascinated watcher of human beings in all their variety, and revels in describing them to his many correspondents. His letters combine ironic social comedy and a passionate concern for individual freedom. His... more...

  • Marblesby James Guida

    Turtle Point Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    This young author revives an old form, the aphorism, in ways sardonic, topical, and thought-provoking. more...

  • The Yage Lettersby Allen Ginsberg; Oliver Harris; William S Burroughs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    William Burroughs closed his classic debut novel, Junky , by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage' which he believed transmitted telepathic powers, a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters - a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel - he journeys through South America, writing to... more...

  • Proud Highwayby Hunter S. Thompson; William J. Kennedy; Douglas Brinkley

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper... more...