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Albert Camus

By: Camus/Rhein, Philip

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Publisher: 9/23/2017

Seller ID: 0882540114

ISBN: 0882540114

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Conscience of Words

By: Canetti, Elias

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Seller ID: 0374518815

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Music For Chameleons

By: Capote, Truman

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/4/2014

Seller ID: 9780679745662

ISBN: 0679745661

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In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise; and a proper Connecticut householder with a ruinous obsession for a twelve-year-old he has never met. And we meet Capote himself, who, whether he is smoking with his cleaning lady or trading sexual gossip with Marilyn Monroe, remains one of the most elegant, mal... View more info

Music for Chameleons

By: Capote, Truman

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Seller ID: 394508262

ISBN: 394508262

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Truman Capote

By: Capote/Plimpton, George

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Publisher: 7/8/2013

Seller ID: 9780965083430

ISBN: 0965083438

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Truman Capote

By: Capote/Plimpton, George

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Publisher: ANCHOR: 2/21/2014

Seller ID: 0385491735

ISBN: 0385491735

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He was the most social of writers, and at the height of his career, he was the very nexus of the glamorous worlds of the arts, politics and society, a position best exemplified by his still legendary Black and White Ball. Truman truly knew everyone, and now the people who knew him best tell his remarkable story to bestselling author and literary lion, George Plimpton. Using the oral-biography style that made his "Edie" (edited with Jean Stein) a bestseller, George Plimpton has blended the voices of Capote's friends, lovers, and colleagues into a captivating and narrative. Here we see the e... View more info

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Gospel of Wealth Essays and Other Writings

By: Carnegie, Andrew

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780143039891

ISBN: 014303989X

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Words of wisdom from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie Focusing on Carnegie's most famous essay, "The Gospel of Wealth," this book of his writings, published here together for the first time, demonstrates the late steel magnate's beliefs on wealth, poverty, the public good, and capitalism. Carnegie's commitment to ensuring and promoting the welfare of his fellow human beings through philanthropic deeds ranged from donations to universities and museums to establishing more than 2,500 public libraries in the English-speaking world, and he gave away more than $350 million toward those ... View more info

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Letters from the Desert

By: Carretto, Carlo

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Edition: 30

Seller ID: 9780883442807

ISBN: 0883442809

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At the age of 44, after a prominent career as a Catholic activist, Carlo Carretto was summoned by a voice that said: "Leave everything, come with me into the desert. I don't want your action any longer, I want your prayer, your love." Carretto responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Brothers and embraced the example of Charles de Foucauld.Among the fruits of his response was Letters from the Desert, the first and most popular of his many books, now available in a 30"th" anniversary edition. A modern classic, its affirmative message has inspired countless readers in... View more info

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Basketball Diaries: The Classic About Growing Up Hip on New York's Mean Streets

By: Carroll, Jim

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Seller ID: 9780140100181

ISBN: 0140100180

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Lewis Carroll: A Biography

By: Carroll/Cohen, Morton N.

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/27/2012

Seller ID: 9780679745624

ISBN: 0679745629

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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life

By: Carver, Raymond/Sklenicka

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Publisher: SCRIBNER MACMILLAN:

Seller ID: 9780743262460

ISBN: 0743262468

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When Raymond Carver died at age fifty, readers lost a distinctive voice in its prime. Carver was, the "Times "of London said, "the Chekhov of middle America." His influence on a generation of writers and on the short story itself has been widely noted. Not so generally known are how Carver became a writer, how he suffered to achieve his art, and how his troubled and remarkable personality affected those around him. Carol Sklenicka's meticulous and absorbing biography re-creates Carver's early years in Yakima, Washington, where he was the nervous, overweight son of a kindly, alcohol-depende... View more info

Professor and Other Writings

By: Castle, Terry

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Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World

By: Cervantes/Egginton, William

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Seller ID: 9781620401750

ISBN: 1620401754

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Manhood for Amateurs

By: Chabon, Michael

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Publisher: PERENNIAL: 10/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780061490194

ISBN: 0061490199

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A Best Book Of The Year Time - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Kansas City Star San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Seattle TimesA shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers addresses with his characteristic warmth and lyric wit the all-important question: What does it mean to be a man today? View more info

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Maps and Legends

By: Chabon, Michael

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Publisher: MCSWEENEYS: 12/3/2014

Seller ID: 9781932416893

ISBN: 1932416897

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Manhood For Amateurs

By: Chabon, Michael

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 8/1/2015

Seller ID: 9780061490187

ISBN: 0061490180

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author-- "an immensely gifted writer and a magical prose stylist" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)--offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction.A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents hi... View more info

Romantic Foundations of the American Renaissance

By: Chai, Leon

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Seller ID: 0801497159

ISBN: 0801497159

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Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler

By: Chandler, Raymond

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Publisher: 9/22/2016

Seller ID: 0385295316

ISBN: 0385295316

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Chaucer and Chaucerians

By: Chaucer/Brewer

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Seller ID: 90835673

ISBN: 90835673

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chaucer in his time

By: Chaucer/Brewer, Derek

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Seller ID: 890745

ISBN: 890745

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