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A Particular Friendship

by Dirk Bogarde Bloomsbury Publishing (January 15, 2012)

'London guests staying hate it. Keeps them awake all night they complain. The bleating in the utter stillness. I heal with it, as you did.'

This epistolary collection finds Bogarde at his most honest and touching,...


Letters To A Sister

by Rose Macaulay & Constance Babington Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

The letters in this volume were written by Rose Macaulay to her younger sister, Jean, between 1926 and her death in 1958. These were the years when she was at the height of her powers and when her reputation...


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 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...


Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman Indiana University Press (April 15, 2014)

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...


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...


The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

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

Spanning his entire life, The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder is a comprehensive and fascinating collection of the great American writer’s correspondence.

The author of such classics as Our Town and The...


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 & Mike 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...


German Students' War Letters

by Philipp Witkop, A. F. Wedd & Jay Winter Pine Street Books (March 16, 2013)

"I can't describe my frame of mind that afternoon. Not for a moment did I feel any fear of death; one simply abandons oneself to fate."—Karl Aldag, killed at Fromelles, France, age 26


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...


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...


Emily Davies: Collected Letters, 1861-1875

by Ann B. Murphy, Deirdre Raftery, Jerome J. McGann & Herbert F. Tucker University of Virginia Press (February 25, 2004)

Sarah Emily Davies (1830-1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women's rights in England. At the time of her birth, women's suffrage was scarcely open to discussion, and...


Letters to President Obama

by Josephine A.V. Allen, Donald R. Deskins, Sherman Puckett & Hanes Walton Skyhorse (April 14, 2009)

This collection, which will total between 300 and 500 letters from Americans of all walks of life, will become an important piece of history as it describes the variety of feelings and emotions of Americans...


Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda

by Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson R. Bryer & Cathy W. Barks et al. Scribner (July 23, 2019)

“Pure and lovely…to read Zelda’s letters is to fall in love with her.” —The Washington Post

Edited by renowned Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, with an introduction by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's...


The Times Great War Letters: Correspondence during the First World War

by James Owen & Samantha Wyndham Times Books (November 15, 2018)

Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War.

Much of the correspondence relates to...


To Marry an Indian

by Theresa Strouth Gaul The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

When nineteen-year-old Harriett Gold, from a prominent white family in Cornwall, Connecticut, announced in 1825 her intention to marry a Cherokee man, her shocked family initiated a spirited correspondence debating...


Dramatist in America

by Laurence G. Avery The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

From the 1920s through the 1950s Maxwell Anderson was one of the most important playwrights in America. His thirty-three produced plays make him a leader among these playwrights of America's most creative era...


The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...


Struck

by Douglas Segal Prospect Park Books (September 28, 2018)

One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a...


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...


An Ottoman Traveller

by Robert Dankoff Eland Publishing (October 18, 2011)

Evliya Çelebi is the greatest travel writer of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Istanbul in 1611, he started travelling in 1640 and continued for over forty years, stopping eventually in Cairo where he died in about...


Notes from a Public Typewriter

by Michael Gustafson & Oliver Uberti Grand Central Publishing (March 27, 2018)

A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters.

When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened...


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,...


The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2

by Sylvia Plath Harper (November 06, 2018)

"A scintillating and poignant autobiography in letters. . . . Her letters blaze with fresh and stunning revelations, with more to come."—Booklist on The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 1

One of Kirkus’s best...


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...