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Create Dangerously: The Power and Responsibility of the Artist Cover Image
By Albert Camus, Sandra Smith (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781984897381
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Published: Vintage - October 29th, 2019

“To create today means to create dangerously. Every publication is a deliberate act, and that act makes us vulnerable to the passions of a century that forgives nothing.”

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I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer Cover Image
By Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590519929
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Published: Other Press - October 1st, 2019

Best Book of the Year – Bloomberg News

A resilient Turkish writer’s inspiring account of his imprisonment that provides crucial insight into political censorship amidst the global rise of authoritarianism.


Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393357271
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

“[An] affectionate and perceptive tribute.”—Wendy Smith, Boston Globe

In Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Anne Boyd Rioux brings a fresh and engaging look at the circumstances leading Louisa May Alcott to write Little Women and why this beloved story of family and community ties set in the Civil War has resonated with audiences across time.

Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316259637
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 24th, 2019

Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

The Distance Between Us: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451661781
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 12th, 2013

“In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind.” —Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Enrique's Journey

Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling . .

The Writing Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060919887
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 12th, 2013

 In this collection of short essays, Annie Dillard—the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood—illuminates the dedication, absurdity, and daring that characterize the existence of a writer. A moving account of Dillard’s own experience, The Writing Life offers deep insight into one of the most mysterious professions.

Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679406839
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Published: Pantheon - October 8th, 1991

In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea.

Moments of Being: Second Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156619189
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Published: Mariner Books - August 23rd, 1985

“We are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.”
Published years after her death, Moments of Being is “the single most moving and beautiful thing that Virginia Woolf ever wrote about her own life” (The New York Times) and her only autobiographical writing.

The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374536152
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 17th, 2016

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments

A Writer's Diary Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156027915
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Published: Mariner Books - March 31st, 2003

An invaluable guide to the art and mind of Virginia Woolf, drawn by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty-seven years. Included are entries that refer to her own writing, others that are clearly writing exercises; accounts of people and scenes relevant to the raw material of her work; and comments on books she was reading.

The World of Yesterday Cover Image
By Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780803226616
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - May 1st, 2013

By the author who inspired Wes Anderson’s film, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, The World of Yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Vienna—its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall.

Surrounded by the leading literary lights of the epoch, Stefan Zwe

Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679736394
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Published: Vintage - January 8th, 1992

A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the illuminating path to recovery.

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