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In a Dark Wood

by Joseph Luzzi

When you lose your whole world in a moment, where do you turn?

On a cold November morning, Joseph Luzzi, a Dante scholar and professor at Bard College, found himself racing to the hospital—his wife, Katherine,...


My Generation: Collected Nonfiction

by William Styron, James L.W. Iii West & Tom Brokaw

A vital, illuminating collection of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner’s elegant, passionately engaged nonfiction

 

My Generation is the definitive gathering of William Styron’s nonfiction,...


After Perfect: A Daughter's Memoir

by Christina McDowell

In the tradition of New York Times bestsellers What Remains by Carole Radziwill and Oh the Glory of It All by Sean Wilsey, Christina McDowell’s unflinching memoir is a brutally honest, cautionary tale about...


Diaries of a Young Poet

My Double Life 1: This Dark Wood

by Nicholas Hagger

A writer's successful search for meaning, purpose and truth, and emergence from a Dark Night of the Soul to illumination and unitive, universal consciousness during the Cold War.


My Double Life 2: A Rainbow Over the Hills

by Nicholas Hagger

A writer's search for meaning, purpose and truth, which leads to universal consciousness, innovations and projects of founding. His vision of Universalism is like a rainbow with seven bands over "seven hills...


Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties

by Kevin M. Schultz

A lively chronicle of the 1960s through the surprisingly close and incredibly contentious friendship of its two most colorful characters.

William F. Buckley, Jr., and Norman Mailer were the two towering intellectual...


A Day with William Shakespeare

by May Byron

"Breakfast, in 1599, was a rite "more honoured in the breach than in the observance." Most people, having supped with exceeding heartiness the previous night, ignored breakfast altogether: especially as dinner...


 A Day with Coleridge

by May Byron

"IN a beautiful part of beautiful Somerset, where the "soft orchard and cottage scenery" is dimpled between blue hillslopes, where meadows and woods and translucent streams compete with each other in charm,—in...


A Day with Keats

by May Byron

"About eight o'clock one morning in early summer, a young man may be seen sauntering to and from in the garden of Wentworth Place, Hampstead. Wentworth Place consists of two houses only; in the first, John Keats...


Kirkcaldy of Grange

by Louis A. Barbé

THE materials available for a biography of Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange are very unequally distributed over the two portions into which his life naturally divides itself. For the first of them, I have been...


A Day with Walt Whitman

by May Byron

"About six o'clock on a midsummer morning in 1877, a tall old man awoke, and was out of bed next moment,—but he moved with a certain slow leisureliness, as one who will not be hurried. The reason of this deliberate...


A Day with Lord Byron

by May Clarissa Gillington

One February afternoon in the year 1822, about two o'clock,—for this is the hour at which his day begins,—"the most notorious personality of his century" arouses himself, in the Palazzo Lanfranchi at Pisa....


Bloomsbury's Outsider: A Life of David Garnett

by Sarah Knights

Literary Sensation, Lover, Libertine, Family Man

Award-winning novelist and towering figure of the 20th century British literary landscape, David Garnett was a Bloomsbury insider ultimately pushed to the margins....


It Starts with Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing

by Clark Davis

William Goyen was a writer of startling originality and deep artistic commitment whose work attracted an international audience and the praise of such luminaries as Northrop Frye, Truman Capote, Gaston Bachelard,...


The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio

by Andrea Mays

Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. The Millionaire...


Some Sort of Genius: A Life of Wyndham Lewis

by Paul O'Keeffe

“A man of undoubted genius,” T.S. Eliot said of Wyndham Lewis, “…but genius for what precisely it would be remarkably difficult to say.” Painter and draughtsman, novelist, satirist, pamphleteer and critic,...


Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather

by Karen Lamb

This is the first biography of one of Australia’s most beloved novelists, Thea Astley (1925–2004). Over a 50-year writing career, Astley published more than a dozen novels and short story collections, including...


Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker

by Thomas Kunkel

This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer—author of Joe Gould’s Secret and Up in the Old Hotel—and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history’s...


The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects

by Deborah Lutz

An intimate portrait of the lives and writings of the Brontë sisters, drawn from the objects they possessed.

In this unique and lovingly detailed biography of a literary family that has enthralled readers for...