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Celestine

by Gillian Tindall Henry Holt and Co. (November 18, 2014)

Late on a summer afternoon in the very heart of rural France, in a small, centuries-old house newly abandoned to its ghosts, Gillian Tindall came upon a cache of letters dating from the 1860s. Neatly folded...


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

by Sarah Ruhl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history

From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing...


Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder

by Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder & Chad Wriglesworth Counterpoint (May 13, 2014)

In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons....


Recollections of West Hunan

by Shen Congwen Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid...


The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

by Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy & Katherine Bucknell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 13, 2014)

The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy—in their own words

The English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met...


The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music

by Don W. King University of Delaware Press (March 27, 2014)

The Letters of Ruth Pitter:Silent Music is a selection of the most important letters written by Pitter, who won the Hawthornden Prize in 1937 for A Trophy of Arms (1936) and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry...


Dear Lama Zopa

by Thubten Zopa, Diana Finnegan, Robina Courtin & Michelle Bernard Wisdom Publications (September 23, 2013)

Unconventional wisdom, affirmation, and advice from one of Tibetan Buddhism's most influential living teachers.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a master at explaining Buddhism's radical but effective methods for transforming...


Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

by Maura O'Halloran, Beth O'Halloran & Ruth O'Halloran Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing...


A Life in Letters

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Scribner (July 06, 2010)

A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life.

In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through...


Letters to an American Lady

by C. S. Lewis HarperOne (May 20, 2014)

On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met, but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly...


Letters of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Lovingly compiled by a close friend, this first collection of Dickinson's letters originally appeared in 1894, only eight years after the poet's death. Animated by the same spirited sensitivity as her much-admired...


De Profundis

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While imprisoned, Wilde wrote this long letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious...


My Autobiography: "Chapters" from the North American Review

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

Famed American author's plain-spoken words recall his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, life as a riverboat pilot, as a young adult in rough Nevada mining towns, years spent as a widely renowned author, more.


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars and poetry lovers.


A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)

by Percival Everett & James Kincaid Akashic Books (December 20, 2013)

Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America's most controversial icons.


Remember How I Love You

by Ken Bloom, Jerry Orbach, Elaine Orbach & Sam Waterston Touchstone (November 03, 2009)

Every morning for the thirteen years he was on Law & Order, Jerry Orbach wrote his wife a short love poem and placed it next to her coffee cup before he left for work.

Over the years Jerry wrote hundreds of...


The Correspondence of Sarah Helen Whitman and Julia Deane Freeman: Writer to Writer, Woman to Woman

by Catherine Kunce University of Delaware Press (November 21, 2013)

The letters, drafts, notes, and fragments comprising the correspondence between Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe’s onetime fiancée) and Julia Deane Freeman span a tumultuous period in American history, 1856–1863....


Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

by Robert Phelps, James Salter, John McIntyre & Michael Dirda Counterpoint (June 21, 2010)

James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer...


Suitable Accommodations

by J. F. Powers & Katherine A. Powers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 20, 2013)

A wry, moving collection of letters from the late J. F. Powers, "a comic writer of genius" (Mary Gordon)

Best known for his 1963 National Book Award–winning novel, Morte D'Urban, and as a master of the short...


The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

by Thornton Wilder, Jackson R. Bryer & Robin Gibbs Wilder HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist—rare talents on glorious display in this volume of more than three hundred letters...


Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet

by Christian Wiman Copper Canyon Press (June 14, 2013)

An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.


Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown: Letters and Early Epistolary Writings

by Philip Barnard, Elizabeth Hewitt & Mark L. Kamrath Bucknell University Press (March 22, 2013)

The Letters and Early Epistolary Writings of Charles Brockden Brown gathers and presents, for the first time, the complete extant correspondence of a key American author, along with early manuscript fictions...


Letters from the Closet: Ten Years of Correspondence That Changed My Life

by Amy Hollingsworth Howard Books (May 07, 2013)

An honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female protégée—each seeking connection and acceptance—as reflected by the decade...


To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

by Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe & Michael Grimshaw Columbia University Press (April 16, 2013)

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, law professor—and...


Airmail

by Robert Bly & Tomas Transtromer Graywolf Press (April 02, 2013)

The illuminating letters of the National Book Award winning poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize winning poet Tomas Tranströmer

One day in spring 1964, the young American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse...


Letters from the Earth

by Mark Twain Harper Perennial (March 26, 2013)

"I have told you nothing about man that is not true." You must pardon me if I repeat that remark now and then in these letters; I want you to take seriously the things I am telling you, and I feel that if I...


All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

by George H.W. Bush Scribner (March 05, 2013)

Former President George H.W. Bush, revealed through his letters and writings from 1941 to 2010, is “worth its weight in gold…a valuable update of the life of an honorable American leader” (The Washington...


Lost Son: Hermann Broch's Letters to His Son, 1925-1928

by Hermann Broch Counterpoint (December 01, 2012)

By any measure, Hermann Broch was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Author of The Sleepwalkers and The Spell, he stands, together with James Joyce and Marcel Proust, at the pinnacle of literary...


Counting One's Blessings

by William Shawcross Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 27, 2012)

William Shawcross's official biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, published in September 2009, was a huge critical and commercial success.One of the great revelations of the book was Queen Elizabeth's...


The Habit of Being

by Flannery O'Connor & Sally Fitzgerald Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 1988)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award

"I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . ....


A Wild Perfection

by James Wright, Jonathan Blunk, Anne Wright & Saundra Rose Maley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 17, 2005)

The life and work of a major American poet described in his own words.

"There is something about the very form and occasion of a letter--the possibility it offers, the chance to be as open and tentative and uncertain...


My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother

by Eve Laplante Free Press (November 06, 2012)

Little Women’s “Marmee” is one of the most recognizable mothers in American literature. But the real woman behind the fiction—Louisa May Alcott’s own mother, Abigail—has for more than a century remained...


Letters to a Young Novelist

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 04, 2011)

Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, Céline,...


Lives and Letters

by Robert Gottlieb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2011)

The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, Lives and Letters spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated...


I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters

by Bayard Rustin, Michael G. Long & Julian Bond City Lights Publishers (March 20, 2012)

Bayard Rustin's life story told in his own words through his intimate correspondence, published on the centennial of his birth.


Letters of Helena Roerich II

by Helena Roerich Agni Yoga Society, Inc. (January 03, 2018)

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...


Letters of Helena Roerich I

by Helena Roerich Agni Yoga Society, Inc. (January 03, 2018)

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Reginald Snell Vigeo Press (December 11, 2017)

The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are...


Maria Edgeworth's Letters from Ireland

by Maria Edgeworth & Valerie Pakenham The Lilliput Press (November 11, 2017)

Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), one of the most celebrated authors of her day both in Ireland and England, is best known for her novels 'Castle Rackrent' (1800) and 'The Absentee' (1812). A contemporary of Jane...


Nobody's Business

by Ernie O'Malley, Cormac O'Malley & Roisin Kennedy The Lilliput Press (October 10, 2017)

Nobody's Business: The Aran Diaries of Ernie O'Malley presents new insights into the contradictions and complexities of the mind of Ernie O'Malley, one of mid-twentieth century Ireland's foremost cultural critics....


Memories of a Lost Generation

by Steve Nicklas, Wilhelm Gehlen & Mary Stroka Steven Nicklas (November 20, 2017)

This book is a detailed history of the German side of World War 2. It is based on letters from German soldiers and German families. The study collection consisted of a total of 564 different letters and documents...


The Times Great Letters: A century of notable correspondence

by James Owen Times Books (October 05, 2017)

The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why.

As a forum for debate, playground for opinion-formers,...


A Journal to Stella

by Jonathan Swift Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Best remembered as the author of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift was a Dublin native whose political pamphleteering led to a London-based position as editor of a conservative periodical. This journal, written...


The Correspondence of John Cotton

by Sargent Bush Jr. Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 15, 2017)

John Cotton (1584-1652) was a key figure in the English Puritan movement in the first half of the seventeenth century, a respected leader among his generation of emigrants from England to New England.

This volume...


Imaginative Conservatism

by James E. Person Jr. The University Press of Kentucky (April 13, 2018)

Russell Kirk (1918--1994) is renowned worldwide as one of the founders of postwar American conservatism. His 1953 masterpiece, The Conservative Mind, became the intellectual touchstone for a reinvigorated movement...


Luso-Brazilian Encounters of the Sixteenth Century

by Alessandro Zir Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 16, 2011)

As it happens with other early-Modern corpora, the descriptive texts from sixteenth-century encounters of the Portuguese colonizers in Brazil are well-known for their strangeness. In them we find references...


The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

by Vincent Van Gogh Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Though completely unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the most recognizable names in the art world today. Though it would make sense that Van Gogh's life would be greatly...


Letters and Other Minor Works

by Blaise Pascal Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

An important historical figure to this day, Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France in 1623. A very bright child, Pascal was homeschooled by his father and later moved to Paris. Though his family...


De Profundis

by Oscar Wilde Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish writer and poet who distinguished himself as a leader of London's school of Aesthetics in the late nineteenth century. He became famous for his long hair, flamboyant dress,...