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Dreamers

When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

by Volker Weidermann

<p><strong>History that reads like a novel: the story of the writers and intellectuals behind the failed Bavarian Revolution of 1918, by the author of the acclaimed <em>Summer Before the Dark</em></strong></p> <p><em>The bloody war has lasted ...

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Dreaming To Some Purpose

by Colin Wilson

<p>Colin Wilson is the bete-noir of the Oxbridge literary establishment. He never went to university, let alone Oxbridge, yet wrote The Outsider, a brilliant account of the pain of being alive today, when he was just twenty-four. It sold ...

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Dresden Life Remembered

by Dick Wright

<p>A day in the life of a small town, Dresden, 100 years ago sets the stage for nostalgic reflections of the 1940s and 50s by native son author Dick Wright. In Dresden Life Remembered, Dick calls on his keen memory and homespun writing style to ...

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Driving Minnie's Piano: Memoirs of a Surfing Life in Nova Scotia

by Lesley Choyce

<p>Novelist Lesley Choyce weaves together his real-life adventures living by the sea at Lawrencetown Beach on Nova Scotia&apos;s Eastern Shore. He writes of his love for the rugged coast and tells tales of the ordinary and the extraordinary. His

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Dubliners

by James Joyce

<p>Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when ...

ISBN: 9786050338256

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Durations

A Memoir and Personal Essays

by Carolyn Osborn

<p>This collection of essays explores the life of the author, from her Depression-era childhood in Tennessee to her adolescence in the Hill Country of Texas, from life as a small town cheerleader to life as a world-traveling author, from the ...

ISBN: 9781609405458

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Dutch Mandarin: The Life and Work of Robert Hans van Gulik

by H. de Vries-van der Hoeven & C. D. Barkman

<p>Diplomat, Asian scholar, author, polyglot, polymath, passionate lover of life in all its forms, Robert van Gulik researched and wrote prolifically on a wide range of Asian subects, such as Chinese scroll mounting, sexual life in China and the

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Early Life of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1842)

by Ida Tarbell

<p>From McClure's Magazine, 1895-1896. According to Wikipedia: &quot;Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 January 6, 1944) was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was known as one of the leading &quot;muckrakers&quot; of the ...

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Earthly Signs

Moscow Diaries, 1917-1922

by Marina Tsvetaeva

<p><strong>A moving collection of autobiographical essays from a Russian poet and refugee of the Bolshevik Revolution.</strong></p> <p>Marina Tsvetaeva ranks with Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, and Boris Pasternak as one of Russia’s greatest ...

ISBN: 9781681371634

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Echoes of an Autobiography

by Naguib Mahfouz

<p>From the Foreword by Nadine Gordimer: &quot;These pieces are meditations which echo that which was, has been, and is the writer Mahfouz. They are--in the words of the title of one of the prose pieces--'The Dialogue of the Late Afternoon' of ...

ISBN: 9780525431657

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Edgar Allan Poe

The Ambiguity of Death

by Giuseppe Cafiero

Giuseppe Cafiero presents the most intriguing biography of one of America's most enduring writers: poet, author and critic Edgar Allan Poe. The beloved master of mystery and the macabre, Poe’s life and work is explored through the creation of ...

ISBN: 9781925271928

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Edgar Allan Poe

The master of modern melancholia

by 50MINUTES.COM

<p><strong>Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!</strong></p> <p>Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most ...

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Edgar Allan Poe

sa vie et ses ouvrages

by Charles Baudelaire

<p>The earliest foreign study of the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, the text presented in this volume is something of a landmark in the history of comparative literature. Baudelaire’s first and longest essay on Poe was published in the ...

ISBN: 9781442633346

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Edgar Allan Poe

by Kevin J. Hayes

<p>The life of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) is the quintessential writer’s biography—great works arising from a life of despair, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary death. It may seem like a cliché now, but it was Poe who helped shape ...

ISBN: 9781861897060

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Edith Wharton in France

by Claudine Lesage

<p>Using previously unexamined and untranslated French sources, Claudine Lesage has illuminated the intertwined characters and important relationships of Wharton’s French life. The bulk of the new material comes from the daybooks of Paul and ...

ISBN: 9781632260949

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Edward Thomas: from Adlestrop to Arras

A Biography

by Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson

<p>Along with Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas is by any reckoning a major first world war poet. A war poet is not one who chooses to commemorate or celebrate a war, but one who reacts against having a war thrust upon him. His great ...

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El señor de la tarde

by Pablo Capanna

<p>“Cordwainer Smith” es el nombre que usó Paul Linebarger para firmar algunas de las páginas más notables de la ciencia ficción de todos los tiempos. Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial ayudó a organizar uno de los primeros servicios de ...

ISBN: 9788494391699

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Eleanor Cameron

Dimensions of Amazement

by Paul V. Allen

<p>Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and respected voice in children's ...

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Elizabeth Barrett of Torquay

by Lucy Simister

<p>Elizabeth Barrett's stay in Torquay was to be catalytic in shaping her output over the rest of her life. The good times - her exposure to the intellectual elite of the day - and the bad times - losing her brother in a boating accident - were ...

ISBN: 1230000597937

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Elizabeth Barrett of Torquay

by Lucy Simister

<p data-version="1.1">This is a biographical account of the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, a personal and yet domestic telling of her life in Devon. It describes the highs and lows - certainly losing her brother on a boating trip out of ...

ISBN: 9781519920133

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