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Writers' Retreats: Literary Cabins, Creative Hideaways, and Favorite Writing Spaces of Iconic Authors Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623545109
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Published: Imagine - October 26th, 2021

Featuring over 50 writers and their getaways--get a glimpse into the creative habits of some of the greatest writers of the last two centuries. 

Mark Twain's Literary Resources: Twain's Collection, Owned and Borrowed (Volume II) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781588383952
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Published: NewSouth Books - March 22nd, 2022

Dr. Alan Gribben, a foremost Twain scholar, made waves in 1980 with the publication of Mark Twain's Library, a study that exposed for the first time the breadth of Twain's reading and influences. Prior to Gribben's work, much of Twain's reading history was assumed lost, but through dogged searching Gribben was able to source much of Twain's library.

Virginia Woolf: Inspiring Quotes from an Original Feminist Icon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781913947132
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 19th, 2021

The first and collection of Virginia Woolf's most inspirational quotes.

'No need to hurry. No need to sparkle.

Borges and Me: An Encounter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984899491
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Published: Anchor - November 23rd, 2021

In this evocative work of what the author in his afterword calls “a kindof novelistic memoir,” Jay Parini takes us back fifty years, when he fled the United States for Scotland—in flight from the Vietnam War and desperately in search of his adult life. There, through unlikely circumstances, he meets the famed Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges.

The Importance of Being Poirot Cover Image
ISBN: 9781587314254
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Published: St. Augustines Press - October 29th, 2021

Written by the renowned British historian who has been described as both utterly thorough and humanely delicate, Jeremy Black offers a guided tour through the mind of Agatha Christie and life during the Great World Wars.

Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Journeys to the Extreme Cover Image
ISBN: 9781789144673
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Published: Reaktion Books - November 26th, 2021

The first English-language biography in more than two decades of the French writer, one of the great novelists of the twentieth century.
Louis-Ferdinand Céline was one of the most innovative novelists of the twentieth century, and his influence both in his native France and beyond remains huge.

Freedom from Violence and Lies: Anton Chekhov’s Life and Writings Cover Image
ISBN: 9781789144307
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Published: Reaktion Books - December 23rd, 2021

An enlightening, nuanced, and accessible introduction to the life and work of one of the greatest writers of short fiction in history.
Anton Chekhov’s stories and plays endure, far beyond the Russian context, as outstanding modern literary models.

Old Poets: Reminiscences and Opinions Cover Image
By Donald Hall, Wesley McNair (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781567926958
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 30th, 2021

Intimate portraits of great poets in old age, giving new insight into their work and their lives, and context to the often flawless art created by flawed human beings. The best of themselves endure, and the old poets' existence and endurance gives readers courage to pursue their own vision.

The Beauty of Living: E. E. Cummings in the Great War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393868319
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 30th, 2021

An incisive biography of E. E. Cummings’s early life, including his World War I ambulance service and subsequent imprisonment, inspirations for his inventive poetry.

England in the Age of Dickens: 1812-70 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781398101692
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Published: Amberley Publishing - January 15th, 2022

Life, society, family, economy, and politics in early and mid-Victorian England mediated through the life and writings of arguably the nation's greatest novelist

Beginning with an overview of the age of Dickens, Professor Jeremy Black guides the reader through the biography and writings of the great man to show how his work not only expressed his experience of Victorian Engl

Murder Most Grotesque: The Comedic Crime Fiction of Joyce Porter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953789860
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Published: Level Best Books - September 7th, 2021

Joyce Porter is the funniest crime writer you've never heard of- until now. Creator of DCI Wilfrid Dover, Scotland Yard's laziest and rudest detective, Eddie Brown, a schoolteacher forced into Cold War spycraft against his will, and Constance Ethel Morrison-Burke ("The Hon Con"), a boisterous noblewoman turned private eye.

Conversations with Sam Shepard (Literary Conversations) Cover Image
By Jackson R. Bryer (Editor), Robert M. Dowling (Editor), Mary C. Hartig (Editor)
ISBN: 9781496836618
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - September 30th, 2021

A prolific playwright, Sam Shepard (1943-2017) wrote fifty-six produced plays, for which he won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize. He was also a compelling, Oscar-nominated film actor, appearing in scores of films.