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Is that Kafka?: 99 Finds

by Reiner Stach & Kurt Beals

Out of the massive research for an authoritative 1,500-page biography emerges this wunderkammer of 99 delightfully odd facts about Kafka

In the course of compiling his highly acclaimed three-volume biography...


Voyage Around My Room

by Xavier de Maistre, Stephen Sartarelli & Richard Howard

A lively and utterly singular travelogue of the intricate curiosities that are directly within one’s own reach In 1790, while serving in the Piedmontese army, the French aristocrat Xavier de Maistre (1763–1852)...


The Life of Monsieur de Molière: A Portrait by Mikhail Bulgakov

by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov & Mirra Ginsburg

This portrait of Moliere, by Mikhail Bulgakov, goes far beyond mere biography. The Russian master brings a kindred spirit vividly to life in this novelistic story of art and the struggle it demands. Mikhail...


Memoirs

by Tennessee Williams & John Waters

For the "old crocodile," as Williams called himself late in life, the past was always present, and so it is with his continual shifting and intermingling of times, places, and memories as he weaves this story....


Promise at Dawn

by Romain Gary

A romantic, thrilling memoir that has become a French classic. Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary (1914-80), a classic of modern French literature, has all the earmarks of a richly romantic novel. It is all the...


A Child's Christmas in Wales

by Dylan Thomas & Ellen Raskin

In print for fifty years, this gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old from its very first edition. Dylan Thomas, one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century, captures a child's-eye...


My Argument with the Gestapo: Autobiographical novel

by Thomas Merton

Of the full-length prose works that Thomas Merton wrote before he entered the Cistercian Order in 1941, only My Argument with the Gestapo has survived––perhaps in part because it was a book that Merton...


The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

by Thomas Merton, Patrick Hart & James Laughlin

"This is quintessential Merton."—The Catholic Review. "The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground—I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way...


Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography

by Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark’s bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer’s life. It is no surprise that one of Muriel Spark’s most lively and entertaining works would be her own...


Conversations with Kafka (Second Edition)

by Gustav Janouch, Maira Kalman & Francine Prose

A literary gem – a portrait from life of Franz Kafka – now with an ardent preface by Francine Prose, avowed “fan of Janouch’s odd and beautiful book.” Gustav Janouch met Franz Kafka, the celebrated...


Memories Look at Me: A Memoir

by Tomas Transtromer & Robin Fulton

Tomas Tranströmer’s touching memoir. Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, Memories Look at Me is Tomas Tranströmer’s lyrical autobiography about growing...


Written Lives

by Javier Marias & Margaret Jull Costa

An affectionate and very funny gallery of twenty great world authors from the pen of "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" (The Boston Globe). In addition to his own busy career...