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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...


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....


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...


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...


Letters to a Friend - Written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr 1866-1879

by John Muir

This book contains the letters sent to D. Ezra S. Carr between the years 1866-1879. John Muir, naturalist and author, considered Mrs. Carr his 'spiritual mother' as she sympathised with his interest and aims....


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 Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

by Shaun Usher

This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries...


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...


Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...


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.


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...


Dear Friend and Gardener: Letters on Life and Gardening

by Beth Chatto & Christopher Lloyd

In this exchange of personal letters two of Britain's leading gardeners - Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto - share their successes and failures, and learn from each other's experiences in their two very different...


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...


This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

by Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo & Elizabeth Horan

Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo were the two most influential and respected women writers of twentieth-century Latin America. Mistral, a plain, self-educated Chilean woman of the mountains who was a poet,...


Alfonso Reyes and Spain: His Dialogue with Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, Ortega y Gasset, Jiménez, and Gómez de la Serna

by Barbara Bockus Aponte

Alfonso Reyes, the great humanist and man of letters of contemporary Spanish America, began his literary career just before the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. He spearheaded the radical shift in...


Brighton in Diaries

by Paul K Lyons

This fascinating collection of extracts contains diarist famous and ordinary, young and old, serious and cynical, but with Brighton always setting the scene. Many legendary writers - including Walter Scott,...


Revisiting "Our Forest Home": The Immigrant Letters of Frances Stewart

by Jodi Aoki

Frances Stewart arrived in Upper Canada from Ireland in 1822, with her husband, three children, and two servants, and settled in Douro Township on the shore of the Otonabee River in 1823. Spanning three-quarters...


A Life in Letters

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life.

In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through...


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...