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Wars I Have Seen

by Gertrude Stein

Wars I Have Seen is the American writer Gertrude Stein's memoir of her experiences during the Second World War.  Gertrude Stein was living in Europe during the time of the war.


"G" is for Grafton

by Natalie Hevener Kaufman & Carol McGinnis Kay

Finally in paperback and now fully revised and updated through "O" Is for Outlaw, the reader's companion to the world of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone

With the cooperation of Sue Grafton, who provided unprecedented...


Survival Lessons

by Alice Hoffman

One of America's most beloved writers shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.

Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward,...


Edith Wharton as Spatial Activist and Analyst

by Reneé|| Somers

Because she devoted much of her life to exploring the relationships that exist between people and their built environment, Edith Wharton developed a set of philosophies that she expressed in many arenas, including...


NEW YORK JEW

by Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kazin, one of the central figures of America’s intellectual life in the 20th century, takes us into his own life and times. His autobiography encompasses, within a single large, fluent narrative, a...


A Dangerous Liaison: A Revalatory New Biography of Simone DeBeauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre

by Carole Seymour-Jones

A Dangerous Liaison tells the intense, passionate, and sometimes painful story of how two brilliant free-thinkers, lovers, and rivals came to share a relationship that lasted more than fifty years.

Moving...


O'Neill: Son and Playwright

by Louis Scheaffer

Sheaffer's two-volume biography of American platwright Eugene O'Neill-the second volume of which won a Pulitzer Prize-makes use of previously unknown documents and numerous interviews to present an insightful...


Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman & Gary Schmidgall

A fully unexpurgated collection that restores the sexual vitality and subversive flair suppressed by Whitman himself in later editions of Leaves of Grass.

A century after his death, Whitman is still celebrated...


Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds

by Lyndall Gordon

In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson...


Romain Gary: The Man Who Sold His Shadow

by Ralph Schoolcraft

"Schoolcraft's memorable biography of Gary, the first to appear in English, will serve as a point of departure for anyone who is interested in twentieth-century French fiction."—Choice


Salinger

by Paul Alexander

J.D. Salinger was one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. He was also one of its most elusive. After making his mark on the American literary scene, Salinger retreated to a small town in New Hampshire...


Ian Fleming

by Andrew Lycett

We all know who James Bond is, but how many of us know much about his creator, Ian Fleming, a master of espionage and thrillers? In this full-length biography, author Andrew Lycett tells the story of Ian Fleming's...


The Education of a Coach

by David Halberstam

More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner...


Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation

by William H. Gass

The greatly admired essayist, novelist, and philosopher, author of Cartesian Sonata, Finding a Form, and The Tunnel, reflects on the art of translation and on Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies -- and gives...


Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life

by Paul Mariani

An insightful and inspirational biography of the heroic and spiritual poet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844?1889) may well have been the most original and innovative poet writing in the English language during the...


Dream Catcher: A Memoir

by Margaret A. Salinger

In her highly anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J.D. Salinger—offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter,...


Zelda Fitzgerald: The Tragic, Meticulously Researched Biography of the Jazz Age's High Priestess

by Sally Cline

Zelda Fitzgerald was the mythical American Dream Girl of the Roaring Twenties who became, in the words of her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, “the first American flapper.” Their romance transformed a symbol...


Salinger

by David Shields & Shane Salerno

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people—and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein...


Enlightenment in Ruins: The Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith

by Michael Griffin

Crossing disciplinary boundaries between eighteenth-century studies and Irish studies, this book explores the geographies and politics of Oliver Goldsmith’s complex and productive negotiation of the London...


Against the Age (Routledge Revivals): An Introduction to William Morris

by Peter Faulkner

Students new to the work of William Morris will find the full range of his achievements covered in this reissue of Peter Faulkner's excellent biography, first published in 1980. The author has carefully placed...