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1.
Letters of a Nation : A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters
by Andrew Carroll(Editor), Marian Wright Edelman


Broadway Books
Paperback - 446 pages
Reprint edition (January 5, 1999)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
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The letters in this treasure-trove date from September 1630--when John Winthrop, newly ensconced as governor of Massachusetts, wrote to his wife in England--to August 1996, when a young adopted woman named Michelle Song addressed a moving letter to her yet-undiscovered birth mother. In between are... Read more

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Letters From the Editor, The New Yorker's Harold Ross
by Thomas Kunkel(Editor), Harold Wallace Ross


Modern Library
Hardcover - 448 pages
(February 2000)

$18.86
$8.09

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5 out of 5 stars
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"Don't waste your time and words on letters," Harold Ross cautioned more than one writer. "You don't get paid for them." Happily, The New Yorker's founding editor and dreamer didn't follow his own advice, and now--thanks to his biographer, Thomas Kunkel--we can share in Ross's revealing, inspiring,... Read more

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Letters to a Fiction Writer
by Frederick Busch(Editor)


W.W. Norton & Company
Hardcover - 291 pages
1 Ed edition (June 1, 1999)

$17.50


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5 out of 5 stars
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"As a writer," says Andre Dubus, "you are constantly in training. Day after day, alone at your desk, with no one watching you or even depending on you, you take your position on the playing field." Letters to a Fiction Writer, which was inspired by Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, is a reminder that... Read more

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Jack Kerouac : Selected Letters, 1957-1969
by Jack Kerouac, Ann Charters (Introduction)


Viking Pr
Hardcover - 544 pages
(November 1999)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, James Campbell
...moments of frank self-inquiry are rare, and gradually the reason becomes clear: menace and doubt confronted Kerouac whichever way he looked. Read more

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You'Ve Got Mail, Billie Letts
by Molly Levite Griffis, Mollie Griffis


Eakin Publications
Paperback - 146 pages
1 edition (April 1999)

$13.56
$3.39

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5 out of 5 stars
Linda S. Kawecki, May 4, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Loved it!
As a huge Billie Letts fan I was interested but skeptical about this book. I am so glad I bought it. I haven't laughed so hard in ages. It celebrates two of the greatest joys in life: friendship and laughter. You will wish Molly is your friend as you read this. And you'll want to give all your... Read more

 


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The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery : 1929-1935
by L.M. Montgomery, et al


Oxford Univ Press
Hardcover - 464 pages
Vol 4 (June 1999)

$24.50


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5 out of 5 stars
Library Journal
Scholarship has caught up with what thousands of readers already know: the work of Lucy Maud Montgomery is fascinating and rich and not only for children. The fourth volume of the Journals provides a fascinating look at a period in Montgomery's life that was full of fatalism, fear, and moments of... Read more

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Writing : The Story of Alphabets and Scripts (Discoveries Series)
by Georges Jean


Harry N Abrams
Paperback - 207 pages
(April 1992)




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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, November 12, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
It's the best book on the subject that I've ever seen.
This is an outstanding source book for anyone curious about not only the development of actual writing (calligraphy) but all the other historic and cultural influences as well. The format makes the material appealing and easy to read, and the illustrations are excellent. I've never before found so... Read more

 


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A Transatlantic Love Affair: Letters to Nelson Algren
by Simone De Beauvoir, Simo De Bealivoir


New Press
Paperback - 560 pages
(September 1, 1999)

$15.16
$3.79

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5 out of 5 stars
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Simone de Beauvoir met Nelson Algren in Chicago in February 1947, when a mutual friend arranged for him to serve as her tour guide for two days. The attraction was immediate, and within two months they were in love. Because Algren was so alien to de Beauvoir's world, she spent time describing events... Read more

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The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy
by Shelby Foote, et al


W W Norton & Co
Paperback - 310 pages
(May 1998)


$2.80

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Mississippi has produced some of the nation's finest literary voices, includingShelby Foote and Walker Percy. Foote spent much of his career reconstructing the Civil War in a 1.6 million-word trilogy (he was the smooth-drawling storyteller in Kenneth Burns's television series on the conflict). Percy... Read more

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Meditations on the Soul : Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino
by Marsilio Ficino, Clement Salaman (Introduction)


Inner Traditions Intl Ltd
Paperback - 304 pages
(December 1997)

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$3.39

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The New Humanity
Whoever owns this volume will have a rare treasure in his or her library. It is a veritable feast of literary quality and profundity of wisdom. . . . What an inexplicable joy to read these letters of five hundred years ago; they are fresh and lively as if written yesterday. --This text refers to an... Read more

11.   The Dangerous Old Woman : Myths and Stories of the Wise Old WomanArchetype [LARGE PRINT]
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes



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A major new book by the author of the million-copy bestseller, Women Who Run with the Wolves: a profound and powerful exploration of the archetype of the wise old woman, as she appears in myths, fairy tales, stories--and in our everyday lives. (NIA) --This text refers to an out of print or... Read more

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How They Said It : Wise and Witty Letters from the Famous and Infamous
by Rosalie Maggio


Prentice Hall Press
Paperback - 256 pages
(October 1999)

$12.80
$3.20

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5 out of 5 stars
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In her bestseller, How to Say It (over 1 million copies sold), Rosalie Maggio took readers through the rudiments of effective letterwriting. Now the acclaimed author lets 500 remarkable missives speak for themselves. Pithy, charming, and humorous letters penned by historical, political, and literary... Read more

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Ezra and Dorothy Pound : Letters in Captivity, 1945-1946
by Ezra Pound, et al


Oxford Univ Pr (Trade)
Hardcover - 352 pages
(February 1999)

$24.50


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The New York Times Book Review, Emily Barton
Omar Pound, a translator, and Robert Spoo ... have annotated Letters in Captivity lovingly and well... Read more

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Letters to a Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke, et al


New World Library
Hardcover - 128 pages
(April 2000)




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5 out of 5 stars
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It would take a deeply cynical heart not to fall in love with Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. At the end of this millennium, his slender book holds everything a student of the century could want: the unedited thoughts of (arguably) the most important European poet of the modern age.... Read more

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Introducing Camus
by Alain Korkos(Illustrator), et al


Totem Books
Paperback - 176 pages
(September 1998)

$8.76
$2.19

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Here both the student and the lay reader will learn more of a "man of letters" who in both his life and his work embraced the sun, the sea, sensualtiy, soccer and the theater as the solutions to life's "absurdity." Read more

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Vision & Voice : Extending the Literacy Spectrum
by Linda Rief


Heinemann (Tx)
Paperback
Book & Cd edition (November 1998)


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View a demonstration of the Vision Voice companion CD! Vision & Voice is based on the premise that art slows us down, forcing us to stop and consider a wondrous world that we too often rush past. Extending our notions of the literacy spectrum to include the visual and oral arts in the reading and... Read more

17.   Oscar 'Zeta' Acosta : The Uncollected Works
by Oscar Zeta Acosta, Ilan Stavans (Editor)


Arte Publico Pr
Paperback - 368 pages
(May 1996)

$11.96


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From Kirkus Reviews , April 15, 1996
The Brown Buffalo bellows from beyond the grave--and the roar resounds. Oscar ``Zeta'' Acosta is most widely remembered as the model for Hunter S. Thompson's drug-gobbling Samoan attorney in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a masterpiece of demented reportage. The Mexican-American civil rights lawyer... Read more

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The Letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams
by Denise Levertov, et al


New Directions
Hardcover - 163 pages
(December 1998)

$17.46
$7.49

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"The Letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams" is the most engaging and lively of their literary correspondences--at once a portrait of two geniuses, the testimony of their remarkable friendship, and a seedbed of ideas about American poetry. With a 1951 fan letter, the young British... Read more

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Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer : And Other Irish Stories
by John B. Keane


Roberts Rinehart Pub
Paperback - 384 pages
(November 1997)

$11.96


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5 out of 5 stars
The publisher, Roberts Rinehart Publishers (rhinobooks@aol.com) , November 12, 1997
'...hilariously Irish, shrewdly accurate and richly creative.' --Irish Times

'He shows a gift for creating a character...a deep love of tradition...and a talent for recreating a vanishing way of life.' --Cork Examiner Read more


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Flaubert-Sand : The Correspondence of Gustave Flaubert & George Sand
by Gustave Flaubert, et al


Harvill Pr
Paperback - 432 pages
(January 2000)


$4.00

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Julian Barnes, The Times Literary Supplement
"One of the great literary exchanges." Read more

21.   Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs : Correspondence
by Paul Celan, et al


Sheep Meadow Pr
Paperback - 112 pages
(September 1998)


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The Times
Even while they lived, Nelly Sachs and Paul Celan seemed to have receded into the remoteness of legends. Both poets lived and wrote outside the borders of the two countries that called themselves German, indeed they lived outside of German-speaking Europe. Both were in exile and tormented; they owed... Read more

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The Flight to Italy : Dairy and Selected Letters (Oxford World's Classics)
by T.J. Reed(Translator), Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


Getty Ctr for Education in the Arts
Paperback - 159 pages
(September 1999)

$11.16
$2.79

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C. Wright Mills: Letters and Autobiographical Writings
by C. Wright Mills, et al


Univ California Press
Hardcover - 457 pages
(May 12, 2000)

$24.46
$10.49

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5 out of 5 stars
Library Journal
"Marks an important contribution to our understanding of the provocative work of eminent sociologist Mills." Read more

24.   Unfinished Business : Screenplays, Scenarios, and Ideas
by Michelangelo Antonioni, et al


Marsilio Pub
Paperback - 233 pages
(September 1998)


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Film Criticism. Screenplays. Internationally renowned director Michelangelo Antonioni (L'Aventura, Blow-Up, The Passenger), who has said that his thoughts "are almost always films" while his films are records of "thoughts in the making," here offers an eclectic collection of pieces ranging from... Read more

25.   Whistler on Art : Selected Letters and Writings of James McNeill Whistler
by James McNeill Whistler, et al


Smithsonian Institution Press
Paperback - 192 pages
(March 1995)


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