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Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez (Literary Conversations)

By: Bell-Villada, Gene H.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi: November 2005

Seller ID: 17534

ISBN: 1578067847

Condition: New


Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. 1927) is a sophisticated literary artist with broad popularity. His masterpiece, "One Hundred Years of Solitude," has sold tens of millions of copies worldwide. In 1982, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. "Conversations with Gabriel Garcia Marquez" starts with the years of his early phenomenal success and continues through his most recent, turn-of-the-century exchanges. He speaks of his impoverished childhood, his life as an indifferent student, his apprenticeship as a journalist, the inspiration that led to the writing of his most renowned novel, the ... View more info

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Wind, Sand and Stars (Harvest Book)

By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Harcourt: December 2002

Seller ID: 17963

ISBN: 0156027496

Condition: New


Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantiere. View more info

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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley

By: Charlotte Gordon

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: February 2016

Seller ID: 17438

ISBN: 0812980476

Condition: New


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Brother, I'm Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)

By: Edwidge Danticat

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Vintage: September 2008

Seller ID: 16875

ISBN: 1400034302

Condition: New


From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her "second father," when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. As Edwidge made a life in a new country, adjusting to being far away from so many who she loved, she and her family continued to fear for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorated. In 2004, they entered into a terrifying tale of good people caught up ... View more info

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The Cambridge Introduction to Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

By: Gerald Martin

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: May 2012

Seller ID: 17535

ISBN: 0521719925

Condition: New


The Colombian Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (b. 1927), wrote two of the great novels of the twentieth century, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. As novelist, short story writer and journalist, Garcia Marquez has one of literature's most instantly recognizable styles and since the beginning of his career has explored a consistent set of themes, revolving around the relationship between power and love. His novels exemplify the transition between modernist and post-modernist fiction and have made magical realism one of the most significant and influential... View more info

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Fear and Loathing in America : The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

By: Hunter S. Thompson

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: December 2001

Seller ID: 17310

ISBN: 0684873168

Condition: Used - Like New


New condition except for sunning to the spine and light shelfwear. Publisher’s remainder. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words

By: Jay Rubin

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vintage UK: January 2005

Seller ID: 17372

ISBN: 0099455447

Condition: New


As a young man, Haruki Murakami played records and mixed drinks at his Tokyo Jazz club, Peter Cat, then wrote at the kitchen table until the sun came up. He loves music of all kinds--jazz, classical, folk, rock--and has more than six thousand records at home. And when he writes, his words have a music all their own, much of it learned from jazz. Jay Rubin, a self-confessed fan, has written a book for other fans who want to know more about this reclusive writer. He reveals the autobiographical elements in Murakami's fiction, and explains how he developed a distinctive new style in Japanese writ... View more info

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The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved

By: Judith Freeman

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vintage: November 2008

Seller ID: 17454

ISBN: 1400095174

Condition: New


Raymond Chandler was among the most original and enduring crime novelists of the twentieth century. Yet much of his pre-writing life, including his unconventional marriage, has remained shrouded in mystery. In this compelling, wholly original book, Judith Freeman sets out to solve the puzzle of who Chandler was and how he became the writer who would create in Philip Marlowe an icon of American culture. Visiting Chandler's many homes and apartments, Freeman uncovers vestiges of the Los Angeles that was Chandler's terrain and inspiration for his imagination. She also uncovers the life of Cissy P... View more info

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I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey (American Century Series)

By: Langston Hughes

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Hill and Wang: August 1993

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 18308

ISBN: 0809015501

Condition: New


In "I Wonder as I Wander," Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s. His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black Mammy of Moscow. It is the continuously amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and always exciting world he loves. View more info

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Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature

By: Linda Lear

Price: $19.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: May 2016

Seller ID: 3836

ISBN: 1250094194

Condition: New


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On Gold Mountain

By: Lisa See

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Vintage: February 2012

Seller ID: 17441

ISBN: 0307950395

Condition: New


In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather arrived in America, where he prescribed herbal remedies to immigrant laborers who were treated little better than slaves. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Lisa herself grew up playing in her family's antiques store in Los Angeles's Chinatown, listening to stories of missionaries and prostitutes, movie stars and Chinese baseball teams. With these stories and her own years of research, Lisa See chronicles the one-hundred-year-odyssey of her Chinese-... View more info

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Dashiell Hammett: Man of Mystery

By: Sally Cline

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Arcade: June 2016

Seller ID: 18273

ISBN: 1628726105

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Lives of Mothers & Daughters: Growing Up with Alice Munro

By: Sheila Munro

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Union Square Press: April 2008

Seller ID: 18072

ISBN: 1402757638

Condition: New


Sheila Munro is the daughter of one of the world's most admired fiction writers: Alice Munro, three-time winner of Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award. In "Lives of Mothers and Daughters," she reveals what it was like to grow up with a mother of such tremendous renown. At the core of the book lies a loving and intimate biography of Alice, presented as only a daughter can. Sheila traces the story back to her ancestors, who left Scotland in the early 19th century, before telling of Alice's birth in 1931, her youth growing up on an Ontario farm, and her two marriages, and two grandchild... View more info

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Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers

By: Valerie Lawson

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: December 2013

Seller ID: 16777

ISBN: 1476762929

Condition: New


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Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

By: William Styron

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Vintage: January 1992

Seller ID: 17520

ISBN: 0679736395

Condition: New


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The Life of Saul Bellow, Volume 1: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964

By: Zachary Leader

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Vintage: November 2016

Seller ID: 17456

ISBN: 030738893X

Condition: New


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