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“Gordon’s purpose has been to call attention to the vital role that women played in Eliot’s personal life and his development as a writer.”

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Truman Capote’s groundbreaking, nonfiction classic, In Cold Blood—a gripping account of the 1959 slaughter of a wealthy Kansas farm family— instantly established the writer’s brilliant lit

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Eve Bites Back is a delightful, and challenging read.”

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With the grit and determination to overcome very similar hardscrabble backgrounds, Truman Capote and Ann Woodward both rose to pinnacles in New York’s glittering mid-century high society.

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My Pinup may be brief, but it is amazingly rich, more a prose poem than a conventional essay. . . . My Pinup is a gem.”

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Here is a beautiful book that belongs in the library of every lover of literature and every lover of fine portrait photography.

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“wonderfully fun to dip into. Reading just a few pages is a perfect antidote to reading today’s news. Humor like this is more than a tasty snack; it’s a very satisfying meal.”

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Miranda Seymour has produced a detailed and exhaustive account of the life of novelist Jean Rhys on the basis of her short stories, novels, and an unfinished autobiography, Smile Please, w

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Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.

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“engaging, gossipy, and revealing—a look behind the curtain at the wondrous wizard of words. Fans will love it.”

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“A vivid and concise introduction to effective writing for students and professionals alike. . . .

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“Jonathan Alexander’s emphasis on what he envisions to be a unique narrative form detracts from what the book actually is—which is well worth a read.”

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“Poller’s Aldous Huxley offers readers a clear, thorough guide to Huxley’s metaphysical thought and the process through which it evolved over the course of his career as a writer.”

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“Like a foray into the heartbeat of a widely beloved author, These Precious Days by Ann Patchett is a powerful essay collection, wonderfully executed and deeply human.”

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While recovering from a serious stroke in 1995, British author, critic, and editor Robert McCrum found that the only words that made sense to him were bits of Shakespeare.

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“For sheer reading and reflecting pleasure, These Precious Days is a treasure.”

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The Writer’s Crusade is an important consideration of Kurt Vonnegut and the legacy of Slaughterhouse-Five.”

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A thoughtful and admiring account of a young British man’s rise from lackluster roots to world fame as a science fiction writer.”

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A splendid appreciation, from one master to another, written with great warmth, fervor, and intelligence.”

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Rebecca Solnit, the author of more than 20 books, might be called an eternal optimist, if not a Pollyanna. Apparently nothing has ever got her down, at least not for long.

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Oscar Wilde: A Life is elegantly written . . . Dense with detail, it draws the reader into Wilde’s milieu.

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“The Storytellers is a gift to aspiring writers of mysteries and thrillers, readers and fans, and academics alike. An instant classic . . .”

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“A masterful job of bringing Orwell’s complex personality and incredibly prescient thinking vividly to life.”

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“History at its finest, proving clearly how the past is very much part of the present.”

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