• Paperweight (re-issue)

    A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry’s novel The Liar, and the best of Fry’s weekly column for the Daily Telegraph.

    Perfect to dip into but just as enjoyable to read cover to cover, this book, perhaps more than any other, shows the breadth of Fry’s interests and the depth of his insight. He remains a hilarious writer on whatever topic he puts his mind to.

     165.00 335.00

    Paperweight (re-issue)

     165.00 335.00
  • Door Wide Open

    On a blind date in Greenwich Village set up by Allen Ginsberg, Joyce Johnson (then Joyce Glassman) met Jack Kerouac in January 1957, nine months before he became famous overnight with the publication of On the Road. She was an adventurous, independent-minded twenty-one-year-old; Kerouac was already running on empty at thirty-five. This unique book, containing the many letters the two of them wrote to each other, reveals a surprisingly tender side of Kerouac. It also shares the vivid and unusual perspective of what it meant to be young, Beat, and a woman in the Cold War fifties. Reflecting on those tumultuous years, Johnson seamlessly interweaves letters and commentary, bringing to life her love affair with one of American letters’ most fascinating and enigmatic figures.

     325.00 599.00

    Door Wide Open

     325.00 599.00
  • The Last American Man

    At the age of seventeen, Eustace Conway left his suburban existence to live in the wild–thirty years later, he’s still there…

    The Last American Man is the true story of Eustace Conway, an unforgettable American original. For more than thirty years, Conway has made his home in the Appalachian Mountains, mastering the art of self-sufficient living. Over decades, he has evolved from an idealistic nature-lover (who made fire with sticks and wore animal skins) into a seasoned and wary environmentalist/businessman (who must hammer out a reluctant truce with contemporary American reality). In exploring Conway’s life, acclaimed novelist and memoirist Elizabeth Gilbert weaves a fascinating adventure story about a truly epic, but thoroughly modern, American hero. As she thoughtfully examines Conway and all he embodies, the iconography of American manhood comes alive in all its conflicting elements of inventiveness, charisma, narcissism, and intimacy.

    “A vigorous, engaging book…Without compromising her obvious admiration, Ms. Gilbert presents a warts-and-all portrait of Mr. Conway and a sophisticated understanding of why those warts are only natural.” – The New York Times

    “Gilbert artfully taps into this unique life to create a fascinating, deeply-thought-out and enthralling narrative.” – Los Angeles Times

    “A vivid, nuanced portrait of an endlessly complicated man.” – San Francisco Chronicle

     250.00 350.00

    The Last American Man

     250.00 350.00
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

    After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens–as he later put it, “it was clear my people needed me”). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

    Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I’m a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man’s attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

     199.00 299.00
  • Cherry: A Memoir

    This memoir of adolescence follows the earlier volume by Mary Karr, The Liars’ Club. In Cherry, we find Karr once again trying to run from the thrills and terrors of her psychological and physical awakening by violently crashing up against authority in all its forms, shuttling between the principal’s office and the jail cell. Yearning, like a typical teenager, for the ideal love or heart’s companion who will make her feel whole again, she throws in her lot with a varied and outrageous band: surfers, yogis and bona fide geniuses.

     299.00 599.00

    Cherry: A Memoir

     299.00 599.00
  • The Last American Man

    At the age of seventeen, Eustace Conway left his suburban existence to live in the wild–thirty years later, he’s still there…

    The Last American Man is the true story of Eustace Conway, an unforgettable American original. For more than thirty years, Conway has made his home in the Appalachian Mountains, mastering the art of self-sufficient living. Over decades, he has evolved from an idealistic nature-lover (who made fire with sticks and wore animal skins) into a seasoned and wary environmentalist/businessman (who must hammer out a reluctant truce with contemporary American reality). In exploring Conway’s life, acclaimed novelist and memoirist Elizabeth Gilbert weaves a fascinating adventure story about a truly epic, but thoroughly modern, American hero. As she thoughtfully examines Conway and all he embodies, the iconography of American manhood comes alive in all its conflicting elements of inventiveness, charisma, narcissism, and intimacy.

    “A vigorous, engaging book…Without compromising her obvious admiration, Ms. Gilbert presents a warts-and-all portrait of Mr. Conway and a sophisticated understanding of why those warts are only natural.” – The New York Times

    “Gilbert artfully taps into this unique life to create a fascinating, deeply-thought-out and enthralling narrative.” – Los Angeles Times

    “A vivid, nuanced portrait of an endlessly complicated man.” – San Francisco Chronicle

     250.00 350.00

    The Last American Man

     250.00 350.00
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

    After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens–as he later put it, “it was clear my people needed me”). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

    Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I’m a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man’s attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

     199.00 299.00
  • My Life in My Words

    The Renaissance man of modern India, Rabindranath Tagore put his country on the literary map of the world when he won the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913. Though known primarily as a poet and writer, Tagore was a painter, composer and philosopher, an educationist and rural reformer. My Life in My Words is, quite literally, Tagore on Tagore. Uma Das Gupta draws upon the vast repertoire of Tagore’s writings – his autobiographical works, speeches, letters and poems – to create a vivid portrait of the life and times of one of India’s most influential cultural icons. The result is a rare glimpse into the world of Rabindranath Tagore: his family of pioneering entrepreneurs, saints, poets and composers who shaped his world view; the personal tragedies that influenced some of his most eloquent verse; his ground-breaking work in education and social reform; his constant endeavour to bring about a synthesis of the East and the West and his humanitarian approach to politics; and his rise to the status of an international poet. Meticulously researched and sensitively edited, this unique autobiography provides an incomparable insight into the mind of a genius.

     299.00 599.00

    My Life in My Words

     299.00 599.00
  • Cherry: A Memoir

    This memoir of adolescence follows the earlier volume by Mary Karr, The Liars’ Club. In Cherry, we find Karr once again trying to run from the thrills and terrors of her psychological and physical awakening by violently crashing up against authority in all its forms, shuttling between the principal’s office and the jail cell. Yearning, like a typical teenager, for the ideal love or heart’s companion who will make her feel whole again, she throws in her lot with a varied and outrageous band: surfers, yogis and bona fide geniuses.

     299.00 599.00

    Cherry: A Memoir

     299.00 599.00

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