Literary Collections

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    The Love Letters of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
    By Elizabeth Barrett Browning, By Robert Browning
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The love affair between two of the Victorian era's most famous poets is one of passion, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance. Collected here for the first time in print are their 573 love letters, which capture their courtship, their blossoming love, and their forbidden marriage.... [READ MORE]
    On Poets and Others
    Translated by Michael Schmidt, By Octavio Paz
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from... [READ MORE]
    Meanwhile There Are Letters
    The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald
    Edited by Suzanne Marrs, Edited by Tom Nolan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    *2016 Edgar Award Finalist* *2016 Anthony Award Finalist* *2016 Macavity Award Finalist* In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the... [READ MORE]
    Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub
    Writing During World War II
    By John R. Carpenter
    (Yucca Publishing)
    How World War II became central in our culture.Even as World War II raged on, contemporary writers were riveted by its every twist and turn. One of the war’s most fascinating features was that it was subject to constant change, surprises, and fate reversal. It ensured that wartime writers, who did not... [READ MORE]
    Final Chapters
    How Famous Authors Died
    By Jim Bernhard
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.” –William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize–winning authorFamous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will die. Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more than one hundred writers’ encounters... [READ MORE]
    Bookless in Baghdad
    Reflections on Writing and Writers
    By Shashi Tharoor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture, out of one’s own library is the only way to put bread on the table? Later, Tharoor reminisces... [READ MORE]
    Hell and Back
    Reflections on Writers and Writing from Dante to Rushdie
    By Tim Parks
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges,... [READ MORE]
    Letters to President Obama
    Americans Share Their Hopes and Dreams with the First African-American President
    Edited by Josephine A.V. Allen, Edited by Donald R. Deskins, Edited by Sherman Puckett, Edited by Hanes Walton
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    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 about the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Central to the book is the... [READ MORE]
    Jane Austen on Love and Romance
    By Jane Austen, Edited by Constance Moore
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Jane Austen left an indelible mark on the world of literature. Her novels set a benchmark for her era and have entranced readers ever since. In Jane Austen on Love and Romance, Constance Moore proves how well Austen understood the human heart and why her work, filled with genuine emotion and wit, has... [READ MORE]
    On Poets and Others
    By Octavio Paz
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Octavio Paz and his brilliant criticism on sixteen fellow poets.... [READ MORE]
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