“Easily the best biography of the great Nelson Algren, and an extraordinary book in its own right.” —Blake Bailey, author of Cheever: A Life
A vivid portrait of the man behind the writings.
As one of the most enduringly popular and controversial novelists of the last century, the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death in 2020 offers an opportunity to assess his relevance today.
A memoir about an unusual upbringing in a family fanatically devoted to honesty, and what came next
If you’re like most people, you probably lied today. It may have been a small one, some insignificant falsehood meant to protect someone’s feelings or guard your true thoughts.
A combination of professional notebook and personal diary that records -- both in short, informal jottings and through more formal, extended meditations -- the details of Handke's daily life in Paris from November 1975 through March 1977.
WINNER OF THE ELIZABETH AGEE PRIZE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
A scholar accompanies Twain on his journey around the world
In Mark Twain, the World, and Me: “Following the Equator,” Then and Now, Susan K. Harris follows Twain’s last lecture tour as he wound his way through the British Empire in 1895–1896.
Grace Frick introduced English-language readers all over the world to the distinguished French author Marguerite Yourcenar with her award-winning translation of Yourcenar’s novel Memoirs of Hadrian in 1954. European biographies of Yourcenar have often disparaged Frick and her relationship with Yourcenar, however.$16.00ISBN: 9781501197109Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gallery Books - March 3rd, 2020
“You don’t have to be Irish to cherish this literary gift—just being human and curious and from a family will suffice.” —Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk Swimming
In the tradition of Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes and Alice Taylor’s To School Through the Fields, Tom Phelan&rsq$18.99ISBN: 9780062484208Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Ecco - March 31st, 2020
A gripping narrative history of Spain’s most brilliant and troubled literary family—a tale about the making of art, myth, and legacy—set against the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War and beyond$29.95ISBN: 9780691182742Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Princeton University Press - February 4th, 2020
The remarkable transformation of Orwell from journeyman writer to towering icon$19.95ISBN: 9781477320105Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Texas Press - February 24th, 2020
When Stoner was published in 1965, the novel sold only a couple of thousand copies before disappearing with hardly a trace. Yet John Williams's quietly powerful tale of a Midwestern college professor, William Stoner, whose life becomes a parable of solitude and anguish eventually found an admiring audience in America and especially in Europe.$17.00ISBN: 9781501193095Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster - February 11th, 2020
"Lyrical and emotionally gutting." —O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
“Intellectually satisfying [and] artistically profound.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
“Mesmeric.”—THE PARIS REVIEW
“Vividly awesome and truly great." —EILEEN MYLES
“Gorgeous, gutting, unforgettable." —LEN$28.00ISBN: 9780143134848Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2020
The acclaimed memoir of homosexual Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas chronicling his tumultuous yet luminary life, from his impoverished upbringing in Cuba to his imprisonment at the hands of a Communist regime.
A Penguin Vitae Edition