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Celestine

by Gillian Tindall

Late on a summer afternoon in the very heart of rural France, in a small, centuries-old house newly abandoned to its ghosts, Gillian Tindall came upon a cache of letters dating from the 1860s. Neatly folded...


Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places

by Gary Snyder & Julia Martin

In this thoughtful, affectionate collection of interviews and letters spanning three decades, beloved poet Gary Snyder talks with South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. Over this period many things changed...


Journeys in Scotland: Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, The Clyde: River and Firth

by Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria & Neil Munro

A collection of three classic Scottish travelogues, each offering a superbly descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


Transatlantic Dialogue: Selected American Correspondence of Edmund Gosse

by Paul F. Mattheisen & Michael Millgate

The mauve life and times of Edmund Gosse glow warmly in these letters, delightful to even the most casual reader, engrossing to one with an interest in the distinguished correspondents or in the late-Victorian...


Big Jock: The Real Jock Wallace

by David Leggat

Jock Wallace lived a life like no other modern football manager. Big Jock now tells the real story of the man, the manager and the legend from his early days in the mining village of Wallyford to the jungles...


New Letters to the Tatler and Spectator

by Richmond P. Bond

Ninety-six letters to the Tatler and the Spectator, representing what is probably the largest extant body of unpublished material relating directly to the two journals, appeared for the first time in print in...


Prison Diaries

by Denis MacShane

Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe’s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail....


Letters to an American Lady

by C. S. Lewis

On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met, but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly...


Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer

by Alastair Panton & Victoria Panton Bacon

Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton...


Baghdad Diaries

by Nuha Al-Radi

During the Gulf War in 1991, through long nights of relentless bombing and the disappearance of all amenities, Iraqi artist Nuha al-Radi began keeping a diary from her Baghdad home. She captures scenes of surreal...


The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

by Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy & Katherine Bucknell

The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy—in their own words

The English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met...


Recollections of West Hunan

by Shen Congwen

Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid...


Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder

by Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder & Chad Wriglesworth

In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons....


The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

by Elia Kazan

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar...


Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1910-1926

by Rainer maria Rilke, Jane Bannard Greene & M. D. Herter Norton

This volume of Rilke's letters covers the years from the completion of The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge to Rilke's death in December 1926, nearly five years after he had written the Duino Elegies and the...


Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters

by Rainer maria Rilke, Lou Andreas-Salome & Edward Snow

"Immensely readable...a significant piece of scholarship."—Fred Volkmer, New York Sun He would become one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; she a muse of Europe's fin-de-siecle thinkers...


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer maria Rilke & M. D. Herter Norton

Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart. 

Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection...


Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song

by Jim Perlman, Ed Folsom & Dan Campion

A monumental gathering of writings by over 60 authors (from Emerson to Rudolfo Anaya) that traces Whitman's continuing influence on world literature. Revised second edition.


William Goyen: Selected Letters from a Writer's Life

by William Goyen, Robert Phillips & Sir Stephen Spender

Proclaimed "one of the great American writers of short fiction" by the New York Times Book Review, William Goyen (1915-1983) had a quintessentially American literary career, in which national recognition came...