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  • This Business of Livingby Cesare Pavese

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    On June 23rd, 1950, Pavese, Italy's greatest modern writer received the coveted Strega Award for his novel Among Women Only. On August 26th, in a small hotel in his home town of Turin, he took his own life. Shortly before his death, he methodically destroyed all his private papers. His diary is all that remains and for this the contemporary reader... more...

  • Meanwhile There Are Lettersby Suzanne Marrs; Tom Nolan

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 34.99

    An intimate correspondence between the Pulitzer Prize–winning Southern writer and the famed crime novelist reveals “a remarkable relationship” (Sue Grafton).   In 1970, Ross Macdonald, the creator of hardboiled detective Lew Archer and an innovator in the crime genre, wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, the beloved first lady of Southern literature—initiating... more...

  • Dear Mr Murrayby David McClay

    Hodder & Stoughton 2018; US$ 21.99

    The publishing house of John Murray was founded in Fleet Street in 1768 and remained a family firm over seven generations. Published to coincide with this remarkable achievement' and in the anniversary year, Dear Mr Murray is a collection of some of the best letters from the hundreds of thousands held in the John Murray Archive. They reveal not... more...

  • Empty Without Youby Roger Streitmatter

    Free Press 1999; US$ 16.99

    The relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok has sparked vociferous debate ever since 1978, when archivists at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library discovered eighteen boxes filled with letters the two women exchanged during their thirty-year friendship. But until now we have been offered only the odd quotation... more...

  • Funny Letters from Famous Peopleby Charles Osgood Wood

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 15.00

    In this humorous collection of celebrity wit, acclaimed broadcaster and humorist Charles Osgood offers witticisms penned by luminaries ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Andy Rooney. Known for his clever commentary and witty radio-show rhymes, Charles Osgood here selects and introduces a collection of hilarious correspondence from some of our best-loved... more...

  • Zora Neale Hurstonby Carla Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00

    “ I mean to live and die by my own mind,” Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although... more...

  • Letters of Travelby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. *********************. After the gloom of gray Atlantic weather, our ship came to America in a flood of winter sunshine that made unaccustomed eyelids blink, and the New Yorker, who is nothing if not modest, said, ''This isn''t a sample of our really... more...

  • Correspondences of Tolstoyby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Correspondences of Tolstoy is a collection of letters reflecting the author's thoughts, beliefs, and philosophy. It includes his correspondence with Gandhi about the political doctrine of non-violence, as well as his letter to a student clarifying his misunderstandings of Christianity. His letters to his son are also included and reflect deeply... more...

  • Deccaby Jessica Mitford; Peter Y. Sussman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 35.00

    “Decca” Mitford lived a larger-than-life life: born into the British aristocracy—one of the famous (and sometimes infamous) Mitford sisters—she ran away to Spain during the Spanish Civil War with her cousin Esmond Romilly, Winston Churchill’s nephew, then came to America, became a tireless political activist and a member of the Communist Party, and... more...

  • The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilderby Thornton Wilder; Jackson R. Bryer; Robin Gibbs Wilder

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 1.99

    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...