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  • Writing At Riskby Jason Weiss

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Much has been made of the image of writers in Paris?romanticized and idealized in fiction and on screen, these émigré artists in sidewalk cafés spark our imagination with unusual force. But rarely do the real-life figures speak to us directly to comment on their work, their lives, and their reasons for choosing to live and work in Paris. In these... more...

  • Ginger-Snapsby Fanny Fern

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    An influential critic, commentator, and journalist, New England-based writer Fanny Fern (born Sara Willis) ascended to the very highest levels of literary acclaim in the late nineteenth century, even at one time commanding the title of the best-paid woman writer in the United States. The collection Ginger-Snaps brings together many of Fern's most... more...

  • Memories and Studiesby William James; Henry James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    William James was a towering intellectual figure with a vast knowledge base that transcended typical disciplinary boundaries. In this collection of essays, William James explores the topics of memory and cognition through the lenses of philosophy, psychology, and his own personal life experiences, all recounted in his uniquely engaging writing style. more...

  • The Believer, Issue 112by Heidi Julavits; Vendela Vida; Karolina Waclawiak

    McSweeney's, Believer Magazine 2015; US$ 12.00

    The Believer ?s mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thoughtwhether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cooking. Its content (including essays, interviews, comics, poetry, and reviews) offers fresh perspectives from editors Heidi Julavits, Vendela Vida, and... more...

  • Bram Stokerby Lisa Hopkins; Richard Dutton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, including friendships with many of the major figures of the age and as manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum, with his literary career. It offers critical evaluation of Dracula and of Stoker's lesser-known works, yielding much interest when reinserted into their original cultural contexts. more...

  • 142 Strandby Rosemary Ashton

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    142 Strand was the home of the brilliant, unconventional young publisher John Chapman. All the daring and avant-garde writers and thinkers of Victorian London gathered here, among them Carlyle, Dickens, Thackeray; Americans like Emerson and refugees from revolutionary Europe like Mazzini. In 1851 Chapman brought Marian Evans - the future George Eliot... more...

  • In Cold Inkby David Robinson

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 8.74

    Writing about writers, far from being irrelevant, is a genuine act of solidarity, supportive and steadying. I enjoyed it enormously' - Brian Morton, Sunday Herald Tracing the blurred line between life and literature has taken David Robinson to places as far afield as west Kansas and the edge of the Kalahari. It?s also taken him on journeys of discovery... more...

  • WissensWeltenby Holger Hettwer; Markus Lehmkuhl; Holger Wormer; Franco Zotta

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2010; US$ 35.49

    Hauptbeschreibung Welche gesellschaftlichen Funktionen werden dem Wissenschaftsjournalismus zugeschrieben? In welches Interessengeflecht ist er eingebettet, welche Konsequenzen ergeben sich daraus für den Qualitätsbegriff? Was lässt sich aus den medialen Karrieren bestimmter Themen lernen, was wissen Journalisten über ihr Publikum, welche Rolle spielen... more...

  • "Und dann werde ich das größte Zeitungshaus Europas bauen"by Tim von Arnim

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 28.00

    "Ich wollte Zeitungen machen, die von den Menschen gelesen werden, anständige, moderne, von der gewohnten deutschen Norm etwas abweichende Zeitungen." Axel Springer <p> In einer umfassenden Biographie, die erstmals den Unternehmer Axel Springer in den Mittelpunkt stellt, zeichnet der Wirtschaftshistoriker Tim von Arnim den beispiellosen... more...

  • A Pennine Childhoodby Ernest Dewhurst

    The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    As a boy in the 1850s, Ernest Dewhurst's great-grandfather was dispatched by train from Bolton to Colne in Lancashire. The label pinned to his jacket read 'Anyone can have this lad who wants him'. Thinking about the harshness of his great-grandfather's childhood prompted Ernest to examine his own upbringing, and the comparative cosiness of an isolated... more...