By Nora Roberts
A brand new York instances Bestselling writer Hillary Baxter was once in simple terms twenty-one whilst she left rural Kansas to pursue a brand new York modeling occupation. while Bret Bardoff, proprietor and writer of stylish Mode journal, provided her a prestigious six-month agreement, the sky was once the restrict. there has been just one challenge: Hillary fell in love with Brett. This identify is specific.
By John Wieners
San Francisco 1958-9, prefaces by way of L Warsh & F Howe
By Rocky Wood
This spouse presents a two-part advent to best-selling writer Stephen King, whose huge, immense recognition through the years has won him an viewers way past readers of horror fiction, the style with that is ordinarilly linked. half I considers the reception of King's paintings, the movie diversifications that they gave upward thrust to, the fictitious worlds during which a few of his novels are set, and the extra priceless methods to King's various corpus. half II involves entries for every sequence, novel, tale, screenplay or even poem, together with works by no means released or produced, in addition to characters and settings.
The publication gained the 2011 Bram Stoker Award® for more desirable success in Non-Fiction from the Horror Writers organization.
By Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing joined the Communist get together in London, and right here she explores the attract Communism held for artists, intellectuals, and social reformist idealists within the '50s. a desirable meditation at the mental, sociological and ancient roots of a generation's habit, Lessing bargains perception into the ideological and political insanity of the post-war period. Lessing additionally inspires the bohemian existence she led in post-war London: her paintings within the theater, her romantic liaisons, her books, her unmarried parenting and the tenor and texture of existence within the '50s. between those that look in those pages are Clancy Sigal, Nelson Algren, Henry Kissinger, Kenneth Tynan and Bertrand Russell, to call a couple of. She muses at size concerning the relationships among women and men, delivering provocative insights into the attitudes of yank males towards intercourse, girls and love. The final part of the memoir describes the writing of her most famed novel, The Golden computing device. It bargains a desirable account of the artistic method wherein a literary masterpiece is conceived and carried out.
By Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Edwin Bingham, Tim Barnes
By Karen Lystra
The final section of Mark Twain's existence is unfortunately regular: Crippled via losses and tragedies, America's maximum stand-up comedian sank right into a deep and sour melancholy. it's also improper. This publication recovers Twain's ultimate years as they honestly were--lived within the shadow of deception and prejudice, but additionally within the gentle of the author's unflagging power and exuberance. risky Intimacy relates the tale of ways, presently after his wife's loss of life in 1904, Twain basked within the attentions of Isabel Lyon, his flirtatious--and calculating--secretary. Lyon desperately desired to marry her boss, who used to be nearly thirty years her senior. She controlled to exile Twain's youngest daughter, Jean, who had epilepsy. With the aid of Twain's assistant, Ralph Ashcroft, who fraudulently received strength of lawyer over the author's funds, Lyon approximately succeeded in assuming whole regulate over Twain's existence and property. thankfully, Twain famous the plot being woven round him simply in time. So rife with twists and turns as to defy trust, the tale still involves indisputable, vivid lifestyles within the letters and diaries of these who witnessed it firsthand: Katy the housekeeper, Jean, Lyon, and others whose personal designated, perceptive, usually a laugh voices take us directly into the guts of the Clemens loved ones. simply as Twain extricated himself from the lies, prejudice, and self-delusion that just about became him into an American Lear, so Karen Lystra liberates the author's final decade from a century of renowned false impression. during this gripping booklet we ultimately see how, past due in lifestyles, this American icon came across a deep kinship along with his youngest baby and persisted to discover the precarious stability of affection and soreness that's one of many emblems of his paintings.
By Lucile McDonald, Richard McDonald
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By Daniel Bullen
The Love Lives of the Artists tells the tales of Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Diego and Frida, and Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin—five who approached their relationships with an analogous rebellious creativity as they practiced of their artwork. From their early inventive improvement and their first stories in love, to their creative marriages and their affairs—and then to their fights and reconciliations, addictions, apprehensive breakdowns and persevered creativity—The Love Lives of the Artists describes the promise and the cost of freedom and creativity in love.
By John Matteson
"An notable tale [told] with readability and intelligence ... colourful and insightful."―Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Louisa could Alcott is understood universally. but in the course of Louisa's formative years, the well-known Alcott was once her father, Bronson―an eminent instructor and a pal of Emerson and Thoreau. He wanted perfection, for the realm and from his relations. Louisa challenged him together with her mercurial moods and yearnings for cash and popularity. the opposite prize she deeply coveted―her father's understanding―seemed toughest to win. This tale of Bronson and Louisa's annoying but loving dating provides dimensions to Louisa's existence, her paintings, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.
By David Alderson
This is often the 1st book-length account of the main marxist cultural theorist of our time. Alderson offers distinct discussions of Eagleton's marxism and his engagements with postmodernism, in addition to an review of his interventions in Irish experiences. The advanced relatives among nature, tradition and beliefs, physique, subjectivity and authority are proven to be on the center of Eagleton's moral and political matters, and to notify his serious examinations of such literary works as Wuthering Heights and The service provider of Venice, and the figures of W. B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde.