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De Sade: Life And Works

by Iwan Bloch

Iwan Bloch, a pioneer of psycho-sexual studies alongside Krafft-Ebing, was the first biographer of the Marquis de Sade and also the discoverer in 1903 of de Sade's manuscript of The 120 Days Of Sodom, previously...

The Divine Marquis: A Study of De Sade

by Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), a rebel poet and general catalyst for the Paris avant-garde of his time, is often regarded as the spiritual forefather of Surrealism (it was he who, in fact, coined the term...

Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement

by Rodney Rothman

Everyone says they would like to retire early, but Rodney Rothman actually did it -- forty years early. Burnt out, he decides at the age of twenty-eight to get an early start on his golden years. He travels...

Steinbeck Remembered: Interviews with Friends and Acquaintances of John Steinbeck

by Lynch Audry

Dr. Audry Lynch, a Steinbeck scholar, has gathered together twenty reminiscences from people who knew John Steinbeck personally. The interviews cover three periods in Steinbeck's life in California: his childhood...

Alfred Jarry: The Man with the Axe

by Nigey Lennon & Bill Griffith

Alfred Jarry (1873-1907) lived fast, died young, and refused to accept objective reality. He was a major influence on artistic movements such as Dada and Surrealism, and his nihilistic 1896 play, "Ubu Roi",...

The Sagebrush Bohemian: Mark Twain's Wild Years

by Nigey Lennon

Most people, including literary biographers and other people who should know better, have a persistent image of Mark Twain as a dyspeptic geezer in a white suit, sourly regarding the world from a rocking chair...

Awakened Instincts: Seven Keys for Enhancing Every Aspect of Your Life

by MaryRose Occhino

World-renowned psychic medium MaryRose Occhino teams up with her daughter, Jacqueline Sullivan, for this first-of-its-kind guide to pro-vide readers with the seven keys for enhancing their lives and, in so doing,...

Before the Mortgage: Real Stories of Brazen Loves, Broken Leases, and the Perplexing Pursuit of Adulthood

by Christina Amini & Rachel Hutton

The swank apartment, the killer job, and the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend haven't yet fallen into place. Is this really adulthood? Welcome to life before the mortgage. Here's what you need to know.


The Fading Smile: Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath,

by Peter Davison

"A beautiful and richly instructive book, a worthy and welcome sequel to Eileen Simpson's Poets in Their Youth."

Louis S. Auchincloss

An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant...

Around the House and In the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement

by Dominique Browning

For six years, House & Garden editor-in-chief Dominique Browning has written a monthly column that weaves together personal stories and tips about home decorating, gardening, and raising children with universal...

Feasting the Heart: Fifty-two Commentaries for the Air

by Reynolds Price

In the fall of 1993, Alice Winkler of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" asked Reynolds Price to write a short story for a Christmas morning broadcast. This assignment would result in NPR's inviting Price...

Beginnings: A Memoir

by Horton Foote

Since 1939, Horton Foote, "the Chekhov of the small town," has chronicled with compassion and acuity the experience of American life both intimate and universal. His adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird...


by Daniel Quinn

Providence is Quinn's fascinating memoir of his life-long spiritual voyage. His journey takes him from a childhood dream in Omaha setting him on a search for fulfillment, to his time as a postulant in the Trappist...

With Dew on My Boots and Other Footprints

by Colin Thiele & Anita Mertzlin

With Dew on my Boots is a rich evocation of the childhood of Colin Thiele, who has delighted generations of Australian children for years. A fascinating account of what it was like to grow up at a particular...

A Life in Postcards: Melosina Lenox-Conyngham

by Sophia Grene

Many people will remember Melosina’s voice from ‘Sunday Miscellany’, where these pieces were first broadcast, or have read them in ‘Irishwoman’s Diary’ in The Irish Times. Though all of her writing...

Celtic Dawn: A Portrait of the Irish Literary Renaissance

by Ulick O'Connor

Dublin is the only city in the world to produce three Nobel Prize winners for literature. An indication that something remarkable was taking place, not only in the capital but in the whole country, came in the...

George Mackay Brown

by Maggie Fergusson

George Mackay Brown was one of Scotland's greatest twentieth-century writers, but in person a bundle of paradoxes. He had a wide international reputation, but hardly left his native Orkney. A prolific poet,...

Wainwright: The Biography

by Hunter Davies

Alfred Wainwright's unique hand-drawn and hand-written PICTORIAL GUIDES TO THE LAKELAND FELLS have been an inspiration to walkers for over forty years. Yet despite many bestselling books and three television...

Let Not the Waves of the Sea

by Simon Stephenson

LET NOT THE WAVES OF THE SEA is Simon Stephenson's account of his journey following the loss of his brother in the Indian Ocean tsunami. If it is a story of grief, it is also a story of hope and of the unexpected...

The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist

by Jonathan David Gross

The first biography of Anne Damer since 1908, The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist, by Jonathan Gross, draws on previously unpublished letters to explore the life and legacy of England’s first...