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The Real Life Mary Poppins: The Life and Times of P.L. Travers by BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Among twentieth century authors, P. L. Travers was by far the most productive and famous to hail from the British colony of Australia. After a brief and modestly successful acting career, she moved to London and pursued her own brand of journalism. She was a well-regarded drama critic and travel author, and she became friends with many influential writers and thinkers on both sides of the
Sartre y Simone de Beauvoir. Atados por la libertad by Gabriel Sanchez
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,270. Language: Spanish. Published: January 29, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
La historia que narra este libro es una relación atípica, que no evita detalles escabrosos ni deja de resaltar lo extraordinario y duradero de un amor. Esta es la historia de dos de los más importantes y controversiales escritores y pensadores del Siglo XX: Sartre y Simone de Beauvoir.
Auf dem Weg zu West Egg: Die flüchtige Beziehung von F. Scott und Zelda Fitzgerald by BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: German. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Glamour, Alkohol, rücksichtsloses und sorgloses Verhalten - alle Themen von einem großen F. Scott Fitzgerald Roman? Ja. Aber im Fall von Fitzgerald imitiert die Romanliteratur das Leben. Fitzgeralds Ehe mit Zelda war flüchtig von Anfang an - es wurde durch Alkoholmissbrauch, Schulden und psychische Krankheit geplagt. "Der große Gatsby" könnte Fitzgeralds am meisten gelesene Geschichte sein,
Margaret Forster: A Life in Books by Kathleen Jones
Price: $3.70 USD. Words: 24,300. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Margaret Forster is one of the UK's most prolific and respected authors. Born in Cumbria to working class parents in 1938, she wrote her first novel at the age of twenty two. Since then she has published 24 novels as well as 9 non-fiction titles - a mixture of award-winning biography and memoir. A Life in Books sets out to answer many of the questions that readers most often want to ask.
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.
Clean White Pants by Jim Gardner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,060. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Conflict resolution(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. 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)
Inspirations: Alice, Pooh, and Peter Too by James W Bancroft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Literary, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This publication provides informative accounts touching on the lives of Lewis Carroll, Alan Alexander Milne and James Matthew Barrie, and what inspired them to create some of the most endearing and enduring characters of Children's literature.
The Beat Killer: A Biography of Beat Writer Lucien Carr and Riverside Park Murder by BookCaps
Series: Unofficial Biographies, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Lucien Carr is rarely, if ever, mentioned in the same breath as the more famous poets and authors of the Beat Generation such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, or William Burroughs. The Beats were known for views and work that was considered very radical in the 1940s, 1950s, and into the 1960s. For some, this work was shocking, for others it was freeing and inspired a new generation of writers.
Mayakovski Mémoires d'Elsa Triolet 1939 by Н. Семонифф
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: Russian. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Мною двигало желание сохранить и перевести на родной язык Маяковского ещё один рассказ о нём, возможно самый первый из опубликованных когда-то. Напомнить русскоязычному миру о гениальном русском поэте. И посвятить эту работу своему другу Диме Смелянцеву.
On the Road to West Egg: The Volatile Relationship of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by LifeCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Glamour, alcohol, reckless and carefree behavior--all themes of a great F. Scott Fitzgerald novel? Yes. But, in the case of Fitzgerald, fiction imitates life. Fitzgerald's marriage to Zelda was volatile from the start--it was plagued by alcohol abuse, debt, and mental illness. "The Great Gatsby" may be Fitzgerald's most read story, but his most fascinating story was his relationship to Zelda Fit
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.
The Mysterious Mind of Opal Whiteley: Four Unique Lives Compared by Lili Marlene
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,400. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Psychology » Neuropsychology
Opal Whiteley (1897-1992) remains a mysterious figure. Her life began as a brilliant girl with a passion for nature living in logging camps in Oregon, and ended as a psychiatric patient in the Napsbury Hospital in England after decades of institutionalization. How did this happen? Can the riddle of multi-synaesthete Whiteley be solved by comparing her life with other famous and enigmatic people?
The Strange and Mysterious Life of Opal Whiteley by Lili Marlene
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Psychology » Neuropsychology
Opal Irene Whiteley was born in 1897 in Washington and was raised in Oregon, and died at the Napsbury Hospital in England as a psychiatric patient, at the age of ninety-four in 1992. How did a brilliant young American girl with a passion for geology and nature study come to end her life institutionalized in England?
George Orwell: An Introduction to the Man and his Work by Andrew Means
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,060. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
The life and writing of novelist and essayist George Orwell, from his childhood in England to his masterpieces, Animal Farm and 1984, and finally his death from tuberculosis in 1950.
Ayn Rand Universe: The Unofficial Guide to Her Life, Books, and Philosophy by LifeCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Ayn Rand is one of the most polarizing authors of the 20th century. Best known for novels “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” which used characters intent on exercising their individualism over conformity, Rand became a pop philosopher in the 1950s. Her work upholds the virtues of a philosophy that she and Nathaniel Branden called Objectivism.
The Real Wizard of Oz: The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum by BookCaps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
For over 100 years, L. Frank Baum's classic fantasy series "The Wizard of Oz" has inspired films, books, and even fan clubs. Despite the success of the series, not a lot has been written about the author: L. Frank Baum.
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.
Confessions of a Journeyman Typesetter by Gérard de Nerval
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 49,100. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Author, printer, and libertine Rétif de la Bretonne ("the French pornographer") was among the most eccentric public figures of eighteenth-century France. Gérard de Nerval, drawn to such eccentrics, examines the life of the extraordinary man whose work the 1911 Britannica deems "unfit for general perusal."
Pablo Neruda y Matilde Urrutia. La eterna amante del capitan by Esteban Campos
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: Spanish. Published: July 2, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Este libro cuenta la historia de amor del poeta Pablo Neruda y la cantante Matilde Urrutia. El era ya un reconocido poeta cuando la conoció, y ella una cantante con gran tesón y relativa fortura. Fue amor a primera vista, y cuando, después de encuentros furtivos y períodos de distancia, pudieron convivir, ya no se separaron hasta la muerte del poeta.