Biography & Autobiography Books - Literary - Page 6

The Planter of Modern Life: How an Ohio Farm Boy Conquered Literary Paris, Fed the Lost Generation, and Sowed the Seeds of the Organic Food Movement Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393868463
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

Winner of the 2021 IACP Award for Literary or Historical Food Writing
Longlisted for the 2021 Plutarch Award

How a leading writer of the Lost Generation became America’s most famous farmer and inspired the organic food movement.


Once I Was Cool: Personal Essays Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780810143920
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Published: Northwestern University Press - August 15th, 2021

Once I Was Cool contrasts past aspirations with the mess and magic of the present. In her younger days, essayist Megan Stielstra saw Jane’s Addiction at the Aragon Ballroom and fantasized about living on the same block, right in the thick of music and revelry. As an adult, she lives in a turreted condo across the street, with her husband, a child, and an onerous mortgage.


The Trouble in Room 519: Money, Matricide, and Marginal Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807177105
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Published: LSU Press - August 18th, 2021

At approximately seven o'clock in the evening on May 7, 1950, Gordon Malherbe Hillman filled an empty bottle with water, capped it, and walked into his mother's room in the pair's fifth-floor suite at Boston's luxurious Copley Plaza Hotel. He then edged up behind the semi-invalid woman and bludgeoned her to death.


Borges and the Literary Marketplace: How Editorial Practices Shaped Cosmopolitan Reading Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300251418
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Published: Yale University Press - September 14th, 2021

A fascinating history of Jorge Luis Borges’s efforts to revolutionize and revitalize literature in Latin America

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) stands out as one of the most widely regarded and inventive authors in world literature.


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Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133452
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Published: Penguin Books - September 7th, 2021

Finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Awards
 
A deeply felt, beautifully crafted meditation on friendship and loss in the vein of A Year of Magical Thinking, and a touching portrait of Philip Roth from his closest friend.


A Stinging Delight Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780571360314
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Published: Faber & Faber - August 10th, 2021

A powerful memoir by an extraordinary literary figure; rugby player, artist, acclaimed playwright and Booker Prize winning novelist.


Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780691228419
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 14th, 2021

This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393867428
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 10th, 2021

A searing memoir on how childhood spills into parenthood from the critically acclaimed author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.


Nicotine: A Love Story Up in Smoke Cover Image
By Gregor Hens, Will Self (Introduction by), Jen Calleja (Translated by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781635420524
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Published: Other Press - August 24th, 2021

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST

By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker’s meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction.


Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250798756
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Published: Picador - August 3rd, 2021

A rollicking, sexy memoir of a young poet making his way in 1960s New York City


Apparition of Splendor: Marianne Moore Performing Democracy through Celebrity, 1952–1970 Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781644531969
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Published: University of Delaware Press - August 13th, 2021

While the later work of the great Modernist poet Marianne Moore was hugely popular during her final two decades, since her death critics have condemned it as trivial.


Pluck: A memoir of a Newfoundland childhood and the raucous, terrible, amazing journey to becoming a novelist Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735239197
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Published: Viking - September 14th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A deeply personal account of love's restorative ability as it leads renowned novelist Donna Morrissey through mental illness, family death, and despair to becoming a writer--told with charm and inimitable humour.