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.
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.
The first and collection of Virginia Woolf's most inspirational quotes.
'No need to hurry. No need to sparkle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.