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Download E-books Three Lives: A Biography of Stefan Zweig PDF

By Oliver Matuschek

Drawing on an excellent wealth of newly to be had assets, this definitive biography recounts the eventful lifetime of an outstanding author spoilt by means of success-a existence lived within the shadow of 2 international wars, and which ended tragically in a suicide pact.
Matuschek examines 3 significant levels within the lifetime of the world-famous Austrian author-his years of apprenticeship, his years of luck as a qualified operating author in Salzburg, and eventually his years of exile in Britain, america and Brazil.
together with one of these own element conspicuously absent from Zweig's memoir, and incorporating newly came upon files, Matuschek's biography deals us a privileged view into the non-public international of the grasp of mental perception.

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Download E-books Duchess of Death: The Unauthorized Biography of Agatha Christie PDF

By Richard Hack

Even if she is the preferred novelist in heritage, with over billion books bought all over the world, Agatha Christie lived a lifestyles shrouded in secrecy and fueled via interest. approximately as infamous for her aversion to the clicking as she was once for her eighty books and collections of brief tales, Christie made no mystery of her want for privateness. using over 5,000 formerly unpublished letters, notes, and records, award-winning biographer Richard Hack permits Christie to put in writing back, 33 years after her demise. Duchess of Death is her tale, as packed with romance, commute, wealth, and scandal as any secret Christie ever crafted.

There were a variety of biographies of the Queen of Crime, all of which declare to be definitive. despite the fact that, Duchess of Death is the 1st to attract from such an important variety of formerly unpublished correspondence and notes, successfully constructing it because the such a lot authoritative, penetrating examine the non-public and literary lifetime of Christie.

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Download E-books Daniel Defoe: His Life PDF

By Paula R. Backscheider

Throughout considered one of English history's such a lot tumultuous sessions, Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) took half in and suggested on approximately each significant political, spiritual, and social controversy. This largely acclaimed biography deals a desirable account of Defoe's extraordinary lifestyles. Paula Backscheider finds new information regarding Defoe's mystery profession as a double agent, his bold company ventures, his harmful pen―and his cat-and-mouse video games with those that sought to manage it. this is often the definitive biography of 1 of eighteenth-century England's so much influential figures―and essentially the most prolific and generally learn authors of all time

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Download E-books Garth Jeffers Recalls His Father, Robinson Jeffers: Recollections of a Poet's Son PDF

By Audry L. Lynch, Kevin McGrath

This can be the 1st biography of this significant American poet in accordance with interviews along with his son. How does a poet locate the time and house to create his paintings in the midst of a hectic family members existence? Garth Jeffers, the son of Robinson Jeffers, solutions that question via his own memories of transforming into up within the Jeffers domestic. He brings up a desirable glimpse into their day-by-day lives. His father's isolation in Hawk Tower whereas writing, his mom Una's journeys to city the place she accrued the real-life group information which galvanized a few of Robinson's poems, their domestic education, conversations within the relatives, and their unique journeys to Taos, New Mexico and eire. Garth tells us that his recognized father by no means mentioned or learn his poems to his sons. This ebook offers perception into Robinson Jeffers, the guy and the daddy, as well as his lifestyles as a poet.

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Download E-books Kierkegaard (The Arguments of the Philosophers) PDF

This examine of Soren Kierkegaard, showing for the 1st time in paperback and especially revised via the writer, is a accomplished and demanding exam of this influential, yet elusive determine. regardless of Kierkegaard's refusal to build a theoretical edifice within the demeanour of Hegel, Alastair Hannay exhibits how he still used philosophy in a scientific approach to make clear problems with non secular religion, morality and ethics. This booklet may be of curiosity to scholars and lecturers of philosophy and theology.

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Download E-books What's to Become of the Boy? Or: Something to Do with Books PDF

A brilliant account of starting to be up negative, rebellious, and anti-Fascist in Nazi Germany

What’s to develop into of the Boy? is a lively, insightful, and fantastically sympathetic memoir approximately existence in the course of wartime written with the attribute brilliance by means of one of many 20th-century’s so much celebrated authors. it really is either an important autobiography of the Nobel Prizewinning writer and a compelling memoir of being younger and idealistic in the course of an age of problem and battle.

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Download E-books Tete-a-Tete: The Tumultuous Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (P.S.) PDF

Passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre are one of many world's mythical undefined. Their devoted yet notoriously open union generated no finish of controversy of their day. Biographer Hazel Rowley deals the 1st twin portrait of those vast figures and their severe, frequently embattled dating. via unique interviews and entry to new fundamental assets, Rowley portrays Sartre and Beauvoir up shut.

Tête-à-Tête magnificently info the fervour, bold, humor, and contradictions of a remarkably unorthodox courting.

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Download E-books Dance of the Nomad: A Study of the Selected Notebooks of A.D.Hope PDF

By Ann McCulloch

The notebooks of A. D. wish are a portrait of the contradictory essence of the poet’s mind and personality. Shot via with threads of self-awareness and revelation, desire imbued his notebooks with irony and humour, forming them as a party of the enjoyment and terror of human life. Stripped of intimate revelation, the entries supply witness to Hope’s view that paintings is an outstanding strength within the production of latest being and values, and a consultant for the behavior of our lives. trying to locate pathways during the maze of an highbrow lifestyles, it is a profound and well timed contribution to Australia’s literary scholarship. Ann McCulloch’s research of this thematic choice of Hope’s notebooks finds him to be relentless in his experimentation with principles. Revealing the originality of his considering and the striking variety of his examining and pursuits, this variation is a testomony to the mind of 1 of Australia’s towering literary figures.

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