He wrote The Caine Mutiny, Marjorie Morningstar, Youngblood Hawke, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. He won the Pulitzer, TV miniseries fame, and the girl of his dreams.
In a blend of history, memoir, and travelogue, renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal invites readers, artists, art critics, and the curious into his obsession with clay and its beauty from its genesis
This well-researched book provides a fascinating glimpse into the biography of a pioneering author. It also sheds light on the origins of psychedelic America in the 60s and beyond.
Cultures around the world celebrate the concept of living to achieve a good death. A writer can have a life that makes for as engrossing a story as any tale he or she could invent.
It’s a theatrical occasion when a celebrated playwright gets around to publishing his memoirs and reveals how a play is born.
Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir by Truman Capote is a book you can risk judging by its cover art: a black and white photograph of a lithe Truman circa 1958 leaning on the sleepy back porch rai
The ideas that fell out of Stan Lee’s head seem to have come to RULE THE WORLD!
“the definitive, fine-lined, unsensationalized portrait of the man . . .”
What is the reader’s take-away from The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty’s new biography of greatest-living-American-author Joan Didion?
The first three paragraphs of the author’s note of David Plante’s new memoir, Worlds Apart come as something of a warning:
“Decisive two thumbs up for a compelling and lucid narrative of the ‘finest book in the world.’”
“It is the writing itself that astonishes. It is elegant, poetic—even appropriately elegiac—and wry.”
“In the end, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh stands head and shoulders above myriad other works that purport to tell the ‘whole’ story of Tennessee Williams, his li
“As compelling as a car wreck, it’s impossible to look away . . .”
This biography, about a man whose name means literally “Gabriel of the Annunciation,” shines a light on one of Italy’s foremost poets and literary figures, as well as being a “preacher of war.”
Jorge Luis Borges is considered the patron saint of computer programmers for his mastership of infinity and self-reflection, and Borges at 80 is a reprint of the same title published by th
“. . . very of the moment.”
Joy Harjo has written a memoir as graceful and lovely as the artist herself.
“Plath turned her ‘anger inward,’ transforming and crystalizing 30 days of pain, parties, and work into a legacy that continues to resonate.”
“. . . the dark side of genius was not a pretty sight.”
“Moving? At times. Hilarious? Never.”
“Denise Levertov emerges as a person and a poet. . . . an authoritative and intimate biography.”
“. . . the contents of these diaries do nothing to fill in gaps of knowledge about the man, his work, or his beliefs. A cypher he was. A cypher he remains.”
“This Pulitzer Prize winner’s universal appeal . . . shines through in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake . . .”
“Mr. Iyer’s words are moving, though minimal.