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Oscar Wilde, Art and Morality

by Mason

To the Editor of the St. James's Gazette. Sir,—I have read your criticism of my story, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and I need hardly say that I do not propose to discuss its merits and demerits, its personalities...


Green Hills of Africa: The Hemingway Library Edition

by Ernest Hemingway

His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where...


Siete Voces

by Rita Guibert

Profundas y emotivas entrevistas personales por Rita Guibert a Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez y Guillermo Cabrera Infante. El premio...


Seven Voices

by Rita Guibert

In-depth and personal interviews by Rita Guibert of Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez and Guillermo Cabrera Infante. The Nobel Prize...


A Comedy & A Tragedy: A Memoir of Learning How to Read and Write

by Travis Hugh Culley

In this powerful memoir, former bicycle messenger and acclaimed author of The Immortal Class recounts his difficult journey to literacy.

 

A Comedy & A Tragedy is the story of one young man’s effort to teach...


The Last Love of George Sand: A Literary Biography

by Evelyne Bloch-Dano

George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand...


Charles Baudelaire, His Life

by Theophile Gautier

The first time that we met Baudelaire was towards the middle of the year 1849, at the Hôtel Pimodan, where we occupied, near Fernand Boissard, a strange apartment which communicated with his by a private staircase...


The Pawnbroker's Daughter: A Memoir

by Maxine Kumin

From Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Maxine Kumin comes a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry. Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker’s Daughter charts...


Thomas and the stars

by Rocco Cardillo

A fairy tale for adults and children , sometimes sad sometimes happy . A fairy tale like all fairy tales ends with the happy moments , as though in reality there are no waivers wanted to do along the way to...


Books Fatal to Their Authors

by P. H. Ditchfield

To record the woes of authors and to discourse de libris fatalibus seems deliberately to court the displeasure of that fickle mistress who presides over the destinies of writers and their works. Fortune awaits...


Wild Boys: A Parent's Story of Tough Love

by Helena Pastor

Wild Boys explores the challenge of disengaged youth from a mother’s perspective and offers an intimate insight into rarely chronicled aspects of youth work For too long, Helena, a mother of four boys, has...


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....


Breaking the Alabaster Jar: Conversations with Li-Young Lee

by Li-Young Lee & Earl G. Ingersoll

Twelve extensive interviews covering twenty years of aesthetic and spiritual insights from a beloved American poet.


Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard

by E. Foley & B. Coates

An essential guide to Shakespeare, from the international bestselling authors of Homework for Grown-Ups

The Bard was so incredibly prolific that even most Shakespeare scholars would welcome the occasional refresher...


Deadlines: Obits of Memorable British Columbians

by Tom Hawthorn

For more than a decade, the Globe and Mail has featured comprehensive obituaries of notable British Columbians by columnist Tom Hawthorn. He recounts the lives of the recently departed in an engaging style,...


Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

by Thomas De Quincey

"He was a man of very extraordinary genius. He has generally been treated by those who have spoken of him in print as a madman. But this is a mistake and must have been founded chiefly on the titles of his books....


Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita

by Robert Roper

The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who...


Life and Art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

by Sir Hall Caine

One day towards the close of 1881 Rossetti, who was then very ill, said to me: "How well I remember the beginning of our correspondence, and how little did I think it would lead to such relations between us...


Father Henson's Story of His Own Life

by Josiah Henson

The numerous friends of the author of this little work will need no greater recommendation than his name to make it welcome. Among all the singular and interesting records to which the institution of American...


Dante: His Times and His Work

by Arthur John Butler

​The person who sets to work to write about Dante at the present day has two great difficulties to reckon with: the quantity which has already been written on the subject, and the quantity which remains to...