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Samuel Johnson: A Biography by John Wain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 192,250. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
John Wain presents a major biography of England's greatest man of letters. He describes how "Johnson often mixed with people who were desperate human wrecks, some of whom were close friends; to the end of his life he filled house with people who were not successes in the eyes of the world, yet at the same time he conversed on equal and better than equal terms."
Cahier Roché by Xavier Rockenstrocly & Catherine Du Toit
Price: $23.00 USD. Words: 153,460. Language: French. Published: May 23, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Les raisons ne manquent pas de rendre à Henri Pierre Roché la place qui est la sienne. Le travail que nous présentons cherche à rendre compte des multiples facettes de ce personnage hors-norme, dont l’œuvre doit connaître la lumière. Et que lorsqu’est mentionné le nom de Roché, on ne soit plus obligé de dire : Roché ? L’ami de…
Cahier Camus by Raymond Gay-Crosier & Agnès Spiquel
Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 108,120. Language: French. Published: May 20, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Ce Cahier offre au lecteur un parcours très éclectique autour de Camus, et vise à proposer des éclairages originaux sur la vie de Camus, sur ses oeuvres – roman et théâtre -, sur sa pensée et sur ses engagements.
Cahier Simenon by Laurent Demoulin
Price: $29.00 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: French. Published: May 20, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
La vie et l’oeuvre de Simenon ont déjà fait couler beaucoup d’encre, tant de la part des critiques littéraires que des journalistes de la presse people. C’est dans ce contexte que les Cahiers de L’Herne consacrent un numéro au père de Maigret qui se veut à la fois généraliste et particulier : sa diversité et sa richesse sont de nature à combler à la fois les spécialistes de l’œuvre et tout lecteur
Cahier Singer by Florence Noiville
Price: $23.00 USD. Words: 118,440. Language: French. Published: May 20, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Ce que propose de montrer ce Cahier de L’Herne, c’est une image d’Isaac Bashevis Singer et de son œuvre qui se situe très loin des stéréotypes habituels – l’aimable fabuliste de l’âme juive, le lutin talmudique échappé d’une toile de Chagall ou encore le conteur nostalgique ressuscitant inlassablement le folklore pittoresque d’un yiddishland enfoui.
Cahier Modiano by Maryline Heck & Raphaëlle Guidée
Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 114,220. Language: French. Published: May 17, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
S’adressant à la fois aux amateurs et aux chercheurs, ce Cahier comporte des inédits de l’auteur et des textes rares, des études approfondies par des spécialistes, des articles critiques, des entretiens, des témoignages et une volumineuse correspondance. Il offre l’occasion de revenir sur les aspects marquants d’une œuvre littéraire remarquablement cohérente mais aussi de révéler sa diversité en a
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.
Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters by Stefan Cooke
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 267,360. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
By the age of 14, Barbara Newhall Follett had published two books with Alfred A. Knopf — 1927's enchanting "The House Without Windows" and 1928's "The Voyage of the Norman D." Both books received rave reviews. This lengthy book, lovingly compiled and edited by her half-nephew, tells Barbara's extraordinary story through her letters and those of her correspondents.
"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.
In Bed With Gore Vidal by Tim Teeman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and 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?
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.
Cahier Beauvoir by Eliane Lecarme & Jean-Louis Jeannelle
Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 249,710. Language: French. Published: July 18, 2013 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
ans renier pour autant son statut d’icône féministe, nous avons voulu restituer à Simone de Beauvoir toute sa dimension d’écrivain. Ce Cahier tente d’éclairer les différents genres dans lesquels son talent s’est exercé et souligne un travail d’écriture souvent méconnu.
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.
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.
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.
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.