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Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393357899
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 28th, 2020

“Easily the best biography of the great Nelson Algren, and an extraordinary book in its own right.” —Blake Bailey, author of Cheever: A Life

Orwell: A Man Of Our Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781448217687
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Published: Bloomsbury Caravel - May 12th, 2020

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.

To Be Honest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419743054
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Published: Abrams Press - January 5th, 2021

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.

The Weight of the World: A Journal Cover Image
By Peter Handke, Ralph Manheim (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781250767295
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Published: Picador - February 25th, 2020

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.

Mark Twain, the World, and Me: Following the Equator, Then and Now Cover Image
ISBN: 9780817359676
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Published: University Alabama Press - March 10th, 2020

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.

ISBN: 9780826222107
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Published: University of Missouri - March 16th, 2020

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.

We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501197109
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Published: 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

The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062484208
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Published: 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

Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691182742
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 4th, 2020

The remarkable transformation of Orwell from journeyman writer to towering icon

The Man Who Wrote the Perfect Novel: John Williams, Stoner, and the Writing Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477320105
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Published: 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.

Mother Winter: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501193095
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 11th, 2020

"Lyrical and emotionally gutting." —O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
“Intellectually satisfying [and] artistically profound.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
“Vividly awesome and truly great." —EILEEN MYLES
“Gorgeous, gutting, unforgettable." —LEN

Before Night Falls: A Memoir (Penguin Vitae) Cover Image
By Reinaldo Arenas, Dolores M. Koch (Translated by), Jaime Manrique (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143134848
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Published: 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

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