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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
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
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'.
A Time Before Facebook
By Jimmy James Jr.
Series: A Time Before Facebook, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 138,000. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two families on opposite sides of the US/Canada Border are forever united through a marriage, children, and then a death. Jimmy is now growing up in a time before computers, email and social networking. The stories are true, but some persons and events have been fictionalized where necessary.
You've Got To Read This: A Beginner's Guide to Great Writers and the History of Books
By Simon Cheshire
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,220. Language: British English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
An entertaining, fact-filled introduction to literature, from cave paintings to the present day: greats like Dickens and Shakespeare; genre favourites like Tolkien and Conan Doyle. An easy-to-read guide to great authors, and topics like story structure, the history of gothic horror, even the world of comic book superheroes. A handbook for anyone who wants to find out more about literary history.
Clean White Pants
By Jim Gardner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,060. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
Joe Armstrong was born to illiterate parents in a deprived area of Glasgow in the year 1955. From a very early age he suffered the trauma and shame associated with abject poverty and ignorance and it never left him. Despite his parents indifference towards him and his inherent inferiority complex Joe quickly realised he was the quintessential ‘square peg in round hole’ and he just has to get out
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. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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. Category: 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. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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: 77,380. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
What did Saul Bellow's agent, Sonny Mehta, and Tim O'Brien have in common? Why was John Updike upset by an honest compliment? What did Tim O'Brien read to his girl friend? What was the racket run by Norman Mailer's superagent? Find out in this true story of literature and publishing, one that has been praised for its integrity, sense of humor, and courage. "Funny, sad, eye-opening."-Review
Multi-Dimensional Life
By Moyra Caldecott
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,790. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by Mushroom Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
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: 57,210. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Starhaven. Category: 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. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
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.
Out of the Maelstrom
By Sara Niles
Series: The Torn Trilogy, III. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Third Book of the Torn Trilogy Literary Narrative Memoir Out of the Maelstrom, completes the Incredible Journey of a Lifetime, as the depth and breadth of the trilogy deepens, covering a decade in which Sara Niles worked in the heart of domestic violence as a Counselor and Trainer.
The Journey
By Sara Niles
Series: The Torn Trilogy, II. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,970. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
"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: 53,410. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Bev Editions. Category: 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. Category: 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.
A Little Circle Of Kindred Minds: Joyce In Paris
By Conor Fennell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,970. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011 by Green Lamp Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
When James Joyce arrived in Paris in 1920, he intended staying a week. Instead he remained for twenty years during which he published both Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. A Little Circle of Kindred Minds: Joyce in Paris looks at Joyce’s relationship with the artists, writers and muscians who lived in Paris during his years there, looking most especially at the Irish.
Le Vent d'Avezan
By Gaelle Kermen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,130. Language: French. Published: December 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Ebook de 210p en francais. Premier amour impossible. Marine, jeune fille des 60' partagée entre deux frères, fascinée par l'aîné, aimée du benjamin. Echec à l'examen de la Fac de Droit Assas Paris. Vacances en Gers. Rentrée difficile. Travail d'institutrice à St-Leu. Dépression. Essais vains de littérature. Sortie du film de Godard Pierrot le fou. Articles de Michel Cournot. Libération
Richard Brathwait The First Lakeland Poet
By Denise Bowes
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Richard Brathwait was a businessman his neighbours would have been wise to treat with sensible caution. He was devout in his faith but worldly in his ambition. His wild and promiscuous behaviour did not cease at the end of his adolescence or with his marriage vows. The author of 'Drunken Barnaby' had more than a passing resemblance to the riotous hero of his most famous poem.