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Victor Hugo: His Life and Works

by G. Barnett Smith Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of the life and works of Victor Hugo, the great poet and writer.

The writings of Victor Hugo are so varied and multifarious, and many of them are so well known to English readers, that I have...


Victor Hugo : Life and Romances of a Great Writer

by Elbert Hubbard & R. Louis Stevenson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

This book deals with the life and works of Victor Hugo, one of the great and best-known french writer. His romances occupy an important position in the history of literature. "Men like Victor Hugo can be killed...


Henry David Thoreau : His Biography and Character

by Robert L. Stevenson & Ralph Waldo Emerson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

Henry David Thoreau was the last male descendant of a French ancestor who came to this country from the Isle of Guernsey. His character exhibited occasional traits drawn from this blood in singular combination...


Blaise Pascal : Life and Writings of a French Genius

by George J.G. Masson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

This book deals with the life and the writings of Blaise Pascal, French inventor, writer and scientist. When we think of the achievements which he crowded into a brief space, and which have made his name famous...


My Parents: An Introduction / This Does Not Belong to You

by Aleksandar Hemon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 11, 2019)

Two books in one in a flip dos-à-dos format: The story of Aleksandar Hemon’s parents’ immigration from Sarajevo to Canada and a book of short memories of the author’s family, friends, and childhood in...


Arise And Go

by Kevin Connolly The O'Brien Press (April 08, 2019)

The idea of place runs like a river through the life and works of the poet and playwright W.B. Yeats. This book focuses on his time in Dublin, London, Sligo and elsewhere in the west of Ireland, embracing the...


The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein

by Farah Mendlesohn Unbound (March 07, 2019)

Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short...


Sontag

by Benjamin Moser Ecco (September 17, 2019)

The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face

No writer is as emblematic of the...


Mother Winter

by Sophia Shalmiyev Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2019)

“Vividly awesome and truly great.” —Eileen Myles

“I love this gorgeous, gutting, unforgettable book.”—Leni Zumas

“A rich tapestry of autobiography and meditations on feminism, motherhood, art, and...


My Young Life

by Frederic Tuten Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2019)

Novelist, essayist, and critic Frederic Tuten recalls his personal and artistic coming-of-age in 1950s New York, a defining period that would set him on the course to becoming a writer.

Born in the Bronx to a...


Soaring Earth

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 26, 2019)

In this powerful companion to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle recounts her teenage years during the turbulent 1960s.

Margarita Engle’s childhood straddled...


Becoming Superman

by J. Michael Straczynski & Neil Gaiman Harper Voyager (July 23, 2019)

With an introduction by Neil Gaiman!

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“J. Michael Straczynski is, without question, one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time.”   -- Max Brooks (World War Z)

In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed...