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Honoré de Balzac by David Desmond
Price: Free! Words: 51,850. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » French
First published in 1859, this biography of Honoré de Balzac by his friend and colleague Théophile Gautier is now being released in this dual language edition, with a new English translation by David Desmond followed by the original French text.
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.
John Barth: An Introduction by David Morrell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,540. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
Acclaimed thriller writer David Morrell wrote his PhD dissertation about master author, John Barth. In it, Morrell examines Barth’s early fiction, using interviews with Barth, his agent, and his editors as well as unpublished essays and letters. The result is what Morrell calls “the story behind the stories” as well as an indication of Barth’s influence on Morrell’s own work.
Her Finest Hour by Stephen Doster
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,090. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Her Finest Hour serves as a reminder that freedom isn’t free and that the most unlikely people, including a teenage girl enrolled in art school, can rise to life’s greatest challenges.
"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.
No End to Snowdrops A Biography Of Kathleen Raine by Philippa Bernard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,250. Language: British English. Published: November 24, 2014 by M-y Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This authorized biography of the poet Kathleen Raine tells the story of how she developed from a small girl, who knew at the age of eight that she wanted only to write poetry, into a world-renowned poet and literary scholar.
Dates and Dorothy by Richard Lung
Price: Free! Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Author profile
Since coming of age I wanted to change the world, when, in middle age, the world returned the compliment by changing me. That is when I met my guide and mentor Dorothy Cowlin.
Threnos for T. E. Lawrence and other writings, together with A Criticism of Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter, by T. E. Lawrence by Henry Williamson
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 19. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
A collection of important essays on books and writers, who include T.E. Lawrence, Richard Aldington, Richard Jefferies, W. H. Hudson, and Francis Thompson; together with Williamson's prefaces and introductions to books by Izaak Walton, V. M. Yeates, James Farrar, Walter Robson, John Heygate and others; and the text of T.E. Lawrence's long and entertaining letter of criticism of 'Tarka the Otter'.
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 and 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.
On my way to Samarkand - memoirs of a travelling writer by Garry Kilworth
Price: $3.99 USD. 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)
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.
SO LONG: Short Memoirs of Loss and Remembrance by CoCo Harris
Series: Telling Our Stories Press. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,810. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by Telling Our Stories Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography(5.00 from 1 review)
A heartfelt collection of narratives of various forms and shapes on grief, loss and remembrance.
TURNS: A Collection of Memoir Chapbooks by CoCo Harris
Series: Telling Our Stories Press. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,940. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Telling Our Stories Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
A volume of short memoir chapbooks comprised of compelling narratives. The following authors and titles are featured: Deep Blue: Poems of a Navy Life by Nancy Prothro Arbuthnot; My Life in Shoes by Pamela L. Laskin; The Enigma by Gerri Luce; Scenes from My Life on Hemlock Street: A Brooklyn Memoir by Arlene L. Mandell; Learning from Lady Chatterley by Gloria Nixon-John; My Two Years in Priest Corp
The Killing of an Author by Richard Crasta
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
An exhaustive list of mistakes a writer should never make (for example: insisting on total freedom of expression), and an Encyclopedia of the Dark side of publishing and writing, “The Killing of an Author” is a true story set mainly in New York, and partly in London and New Delhi, with cameo appearances by literary and publishing stars, and a breathless sense of wonder and hope: a writer's journey
Multi-Dimensional Life by Moyra Caldecott
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by Mushroom Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Women Authors
Moyra Caldecott reveals the many levels of her own life as a writer and the extraordinary events and experiences that have inspired her life and writing.
The Young Romantics: Writers & Liaisons, Paris 1827-37 by Linda Kelly
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Starhaven. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Linda Kelly sketches in the political background as well as the literary beginnings of the French Romantic movement... She traces the rise and decline of Romantic theatre from 'Cromwell' to 'Ruy Blas', with piquant cameos of the famous prima donnas, the most - perhaps the only - independent women of their time, except of course the unique Georges Sand. -- The Washington Post
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 Good Place to Come From by Morley Torgov
Series: Morley Torgov Classics. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Winner of the Leacock Medal for Humor, this memoir captures life in a small northern town of Torgov’s youth in the heady era of the 20th C from the Depression to WWII. Here Jewish merchants, English lawyers, Scots bankers, Ukrainian domestics and a few Chinese struggle to make a living in a remote outpost. And it is here that a young man, yearning for a larger life, turns his comic gaze.
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.