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Hermann Ungar: a Life and Works by Vicky Unwin
Price: Free! Words: 213,560. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
English translation of Dieter Südhoff's PhD thesis on the life of forgotten Czech Jewish writer, Hermann Ungar, who died in 1929.
Steinbeck: Citizen Spy by Brian Kannard
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,580. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
After languishing in the CIA’s archives for 60 years, a letter is uncovered in John Steinbeck’s own hand that shatters everything history tells us about the author’s life. Written in 1952, to CIA Director Walter Bedell Smith, Steinbeck makes an offer to become an asset for the Agency during a trip to Europe later that year. More shocking than Steinbeck’s letter is Smith’s reply accepting.
The Agony of Lewis Carroll by Richard Wallace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Two years after publishing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll told a child friend that the book was about malice. What he didn't tell her was that he had filled the book with self disclosure and Victorian smut hidden in the nonsense. This book is about what he did and why, and it demonstrates just how far all his nonsense works are from being just children's books.
"The Holiness of the Real": The Short Verse of Kenneth Rexroth by Donald Gutierrez
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 101,160. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Amador Publishers, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
With this e-edition of Donald Gutierrez's masterful "The Holiness of the Real," students and lovers of American poetry will now have an in-depth analysis of the short works of San Francisco's most iconic poet at their fingertips. Here is the exact text of Amador Publishers' 2014 2nd Edition of Gutierrez's authoritative guide to the works of Kenneth Rexroth, revised for convenience and ease of use.
Dutch Mandarin: The Life and Work of Robert Hans van Gulik by H. de Vries-van der Hoeven & C. D. Barkman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,770. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2019 by Orchid Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Diplomat, Asian scholar, author, polyglot, polymath, musician—Robert van Gulik achieved wide popular fame as the author of a series of mystery novels based on the life of semi-fictional Judge Dee in ancient China. This is the definitive English biography of this remarkable man, written by two close colleagues and friends.
The Adventures of Cadet Lehner by Imre Loefler
Price: $9.39 USD. Words: 163,760. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Dorothea. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » History » Biography
A teenager's story about his life's adventures from 1944-46 in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany.
In Bed With Gore Vidal by Tim Teeman
Price: $9.99 $6.99 USD. (30% off!) Words: 107,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Gore Vidal claimed there was no such thing as “gay,” only gay sexual acts. But what was the truth about his sex life and sexuality—and how did it affect and influence his writing and public life?
Katherine Mansfield: The Story-Teller by Kathleen Jones
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 215,570. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
The compelling, intimate, and often controversial, story of Katherine Mansfield - one of the world's greatest short story writers – the only writer Virginia Woolf confessed to being afraid of. Using previously unavailable material Jones vividly evokes the tragic, but courageous, drama of this fragile yet feisty author: her life, loves and her passion for writing.
Сергей Есенин: Знакомые и подруги by WP IP GEB
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 118,750. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Можно утверждать, что тема «Сергей Есенин: Поэт и женщины» раскрыта панорамно. Информационная канва произведения расширена благодаря обилию иллюстративного материала, который помог автору создать более яркие психологические портреты Поэта и окружавших его современниц и современников.
La ciencia ficción de Isaac Asimov by Rodolfo Martínez
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 102,220. Language: Spanish. Published: January 10, 2012 by Sportula. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Author profile
Premio Ignotus 2013 al Mejor Libro de Ensayo. En este libro Rodolfo Martinez repasa de un modo exhaustivo la narrativa de ciencia ficción de Asimov, y lo hace desde una perspectiva cronológica, comenzando por los primeros relatos que escribió en su adolescencia y terminando por su novela póstuma «Hacia la Fundación», con la que cerraba el ciclo narrativo que le había hecho famoso.
The Journey by Sara Niles
Series: The Torn Trilogy, II. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,970. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"She made thirty suicide attempts before the age of thirty. Some unseen and unknown inner turmoil, created a war within her: a chaotic war that she felt she could not win, but was not sure she wanted to lose" Sara Niles fled for her life in 1987 with five small children in tow: This is the story of their journey
A Passionate Sisterhood by Kathleen Jones
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,710. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
The relationships of the Lake Poets, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey have become a romantic literary myth. The letters and journals of their sisters, wives and daughters form the basis for this illuminating new account of their interconnected lives - their passionate attachments, petty jealousies, and deaths of children - and contribute to a greater understanding of the poets.
Reunited: The Correspondence of Anaïs and Joaquín Nin, 1933-1940 by Anais Nin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2020 by Sky Blue Press LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Women Authors
Once thought to have been lost to history, Reunited collects the letters written between writer Anaïs Nin and her musician father Joaquín Nin just before, during, and after their incestuous affair in 1930s France.
KIND by Solge Maar
Series: KIND Trilogie. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,380. Language: German. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Maar's Book is about a young man that still keeps his eight year old alter ego alive. This child has got only one way to find inner peace: To climb „Sorrow Hill“ and shout out all of his fears. A powerful story full of various characters, situations and places written by life. Once you read it you will never lay it back.
My Brother, Ernest Hemingway by Leicester Hemingway
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,810. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
My Brother, Ernest Hemingway was the only biography Ernest knew about, and he was pleased with it―although he asked his brother to postpone publication while he was still alive. First published in 1962, Leicester’s biography provides a revealing and intimate portrait of one of the great writers of our century.
On my way to Samarkand - memoirs of a travelling writer by Garry Kilworth
Price: $3.99 $1.60 USD. (60% off!) Words: 138,560. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012 by Infinity Plus. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Garry Kilworth is a varied and prolific writer who has travelled widely since childhood, living in a number of countries, especially in the Far East. His books include SF and fantasy, historical novels, literary novels, story collections, children's books and film novelisations. This autobiography covers family history, travels and his experiences in publishing. 'a master of his trade' (Punch)
Oxford: Son of Queen Elizabeth I by Paul Streitz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
On July 21, 1548, Princess Elizabeth Tudor gave birth to a son at Cheshunt, England. The father of the child was Thomas Seymour, her stepfather. The child was placed in the home of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford and raised as Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, better known to the world by his pen name "William Shakespeare." This is his story.
The Woman with Two Birthdays by Carolyn Sorrell
Price: $8.65 USD. Words: 115,950. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
I awoke to find Mary Shelley in my bedroom. When I got up to put on a housecoat, I found Ernest Hemingway standing by the corner of the room. Mary was trying to explain to Ernest how she came up with the idea for Frankenstein. Surprisingly, she said that she drew his character and the idea for him from her husband, a neighbor and a friend … Frankenstein was actually a composite of people she knew.
Baba Summer: Part One by Judy Hogan
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 131,400. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2019 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Hogan has been proving her ability for keen observation up to this point and continues to do so. Her descriptions bring the Haw River environment to life, puts us there to smell the clean-scented though muddy water and see the wildlife that comes near her as she sits, day after day, on the rock near the beaver dam in Saxapahaw as she writes – except when it rains.
Autobiografía by Agatha Christie
Price: $9.99 $6.99 USD. (30% off!) Words: 211,810. Language: Spanish. Published: November 4, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
En la Autobiografía, Agatha Christie cuenta los años felices de la infancia en el extranjero, los devaneos amorosos de la juventud, algunas experiencias personales de sus dos matrimonios, así como los contratiempos al comenzar la carrera de escritora y la consecución gradual de su éxito. Se podría decir que es la autobiografía de alguien que supo disfrutar de la vida y al mismo tiempo el misterio