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My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir

by Chris Offutt

After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and ‘80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully...


Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet

by Philip Freeman

An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems.

For more than twenty-five centuries, all that the world knew of the poems of Sappho—the...


August Wilhelm Schlegel, Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry


by Roger Paulin

This is the first full-scale biography, in any language, of a towering figure in German and European Romanticism: August Wilhelm Schlegel whose life, 1767 to 1845, coincided with its inexorable rise. As poet,...


Postcards from Here

by Penny Guisinger

Postcards from Here is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. The book takes on the realities of rural New England...


The Bitter Taste of Victory

by Lara Feigel

As the Second World War neared its conclusion, Germany was a nation reduced to rubble: 3.6 million German homes had been destroyed leaving 7.5 million people homeless; an apocalyptic landscape of flattened cities...


Henry James: Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others / Notes of a Son and Brother / The Middle Years / Other Writings: Library of America #274

by Henry James & Philip Horne

The most extensive collection of Henry James's autobiographical writings ever published offers a revelatory self-portrait from one of America's supreme novelists and his famous family. In 1911, deeply affected...


Henry James: Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others / Notes of a Son and Brother / The Middle Years / Other Writings: Library of America #274

by Henry James & Philip Horne

The most extensive collection of Henry James's autobiographical writings ever published offers a revelatory self-portrait from one of America's supreme novelists and his famous family. In 1911, deeply affected...


Along the Bosphorus

by Orhan Pamuk

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection

 

The Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.

 

From the ghostly yalis, splendid waterside...


Wilde's Women: How Oscar Wilde Was Shaped by the Women He Knew

by Eleanor Fitzsimons

A fresh, revealing, and entertaining account of the most notorious figure of his age and the women who inspired him.

Oscar Wilde famously insisted that "there should be no law for anybody," and his devotion...


Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark

by Volker Weidermann & Carol Janeway

It’s the summer of 1936, and the writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his house in Austria—searched by the police two years earlier—no...


Orbit: George R.R. Martin: The Power Behind the Throne

by JS Earls & JM Cuellar

This is the epic story of how a humble, comic-loving boy from Jersey became the modern, high king of fantasy. Best known for the Game of Thrones TV series, George R. R. Martin has - over the decades - "rewritten...


Orbit: Stan Lee: The Ultimate Avenger

by Jay Allen Sanford & Blackwell

Finally, the definitive illustrated bio of the controversial creator who reinvented the comic biz, Smilin' Stan Lee. This detailed critical overview of Lee's life and career unflinchingly deals with still-open...


Female Force: JK Rowling

by Adam Gragg & Matt Flyer

Millions of readers worldwide have been captivated by the best selling Harry Potter series, but what is even more incredible is the woman who created him and his fantastic world. From telling stories as a child,...


Tribute: Lewis Carroll Author of Alice in Wonderland

by Michael L. Frizell & Mark Stroud

The whimsical, nonsensical stories exploring the fantasy world of Alice started with the simple friendship between young, beautiful Alice Liddell and the kind and creative Lewis Carroll. This books is a tribute...


Twilight Unbound: The Stephenie Meyer Story

by Ryan Burton & Dave MacNeil

From a dream, to a string of best sellers, to a successful movie franchise, Stephenie Meyer has captured the imagination of millions with her stories about a young girl and her vampire lover. Now the tables...


Tribute: L. Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz

by Mike Lynch & Manuel Diaz

Tribute: Frank Baum tells the story of one of the greatest childrens authors of the 20th Century. Read about Baum's upbringing in a small town in New York State, his work in the theatre and his move to HollyWood...


Orbit: George R.R. Martin: The Power Behind the Throne (Spanish Edition)

by JS Earls & JM Cuellar

Esta es una historia épica de cómo un amante del comic y humilde muchacho de Jersey se convirtió en el rey supremo de una era de fantasía. El es más conocido por su obra, "Juego de Tronos" serie de televisión,...


Orbit: Siegel & Shuster: the creators of Superman (Spanish Edition)

by Jon Judy & Onofrio Orlando

Bluewater Productions presenta en español el comic biografia de Jerry Sieguel y Joe Shuster, conoce sus origenes mas secretos de los autenticos creadores de Superman, como se les ocurrio la fantastica idea...


Orbit: Comic Creators: Stan Lee, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Jack Kirby & William M. Marston

by Jon Judy & Paul Cox

The creators behind the legends of Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more were hardly overnight successes. Read the collected biographies of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and William...


Air Wars: Behind the Mike: Howard Stern. David Letterman. Chelsea Handler. Conan O'Brien. Jon Stewart

by Melissa Seymour & Kent Hurlburt

Howard Stern. David Letterman. Chelsea Handler. Conan O'Brien. Jon Stewart: The mouthpieces of a generation and the source for info-tainment, these performers continue to parody hot-button social issues, skewer...