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Notebooks: 1960-1977

by Athol Fugard

"Fugard registers and captures the keen images that are the very stuff of vibrant theatre."--Time


Transculturing Auto/Biography: Forms of Life Writing

by Rosalia Baena

Rosalia Baena's theoretically challenging, analytical volume of essays, explores the diversity of shapes that transcultural life writing takes, demonstrating how it has become one of the most dynamic and productive...


Cousins: A Memoir

by Athol Fugard

A remarkable memoir of the author's coming of age as a writer.


Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter

by Don W. King

A significant poet in her own right, Ruth Pitter has long deserved this biography, which thoughtfully assesses her place in the British poetic landscape. Popular in the United Kingdom from the early 1930s until...


Diaries

by George Orwell, Peter Davison & Christopher Hitchens

A major literary event—the long-awaited publication of George Orwell's diaries, chronicling the events that inspired his greatest works. This groundbreaking volume, never before published in the United States,...


Trust the Darkness: My Life as a Writer: Caribbean Literature and Poetry

by Anthony C. Winkler

"How could I change an outcome that was set in concrete?... This meant plunging into the darkness..." Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler has been called "the unrivalled master of comic writing in the West Indies"....


Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads

by Joni Rendon & Shannon Mckenna Schmidt

What happened off the page was often a lot spicier than what was written on it...

Why did Norman Mailer stab his second wife at a party? Who was Edith Wharton's secret transatlantic lover? What motivated Anaïs...


The Kindness of Strangers: Kitchen Memoirs

by Shonagh Koea

A memoir - with recipes - from a well-loved writer with a unique and quirky take on life.Looking back over her varied life in a range of roles, including daughter, wife, mother, journalist and novelist, Shonagh...


At the End of Darwin Road: A Memoir

by Fiona Kidman

An evocative memoir about the emergence of a pre-eminent writer in a changing world'What I have to tell is largely a personal narrative about how I came to inhabit a fictional world' This absorbing memoir explores...


Somebodies and Nobodies

by Brian Turner

Honest and insightful, this memoir is a revealing picture of our recent past, of sport and poetry, the spirit of New Zealand's south and its distinctive people.This is the story of a typical Dunedin childhood,...


Eating the Underworld

by Doris Brett

An extraordinary personal journey through cancer and treatment."...Extraordinary...Its bravery, irony, humour and intelligence - everything shines through the transparent prose...a remarkable literary voice,...


The Hooligan's Return: A Memoir

by Norman Manea & Angela Jianu

At the center of The Hooligan’s Return is the author himself, always an outcast, on a bleak lifelong journey through Nazism and communism to exile in America. But while Norman Manea’s book is in many ways...


Thomas Hardy

by Claire Tomalin

"A masterful portrait" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) from a Whitbread Award-winning biographer

The novels of Thomas Hardy have a permanent place on every booklover's shelf, yet little is known about the interior...


The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus

by Bev Vincent

In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career-the Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of 30 years, was inspired by Robert...


Dear Mr. Longfellow: Letters to and from the Children's Poet

by Sydelle Pearl

If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught you to memorize lines from "The Village Blacksmith" by renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow....


Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders and Critics, 1914-1939

by Robert Ellis

Between 1918 and 1939 Ernst Toller was one of Germany’s prominent left-wing intellectuals, He was a leader of the German Revolution of 1918-1919, famous playwright of the 1920s and best known spokesman against...


Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales

by Marta McDowell

There aren't many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and...


Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

by Cott Jonathan

“One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feeling, which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual views: the heart and the head, thinking and feeling, fantasy and judgment...


Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

by Damrosch Leo

Jonathan Swift is best remembered today as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the satiric fantasy that quickly became a classic and has remained in print for nearly three centuries. Yet Swift also wrote many...


Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

by Dani Shapiro

“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.”

From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating...