One of the finest American authors of the 20th century, Wallace Stegner compiled an impressive collection of accolades during his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, a National Book Award, and three O. Henry Awards. His final novel, Crossing to Safety is the quiet yet stirring tale of two ...Show more
So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded' Drawing on his own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, James Baldwin's searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world.
The morning became a long, drawn-out afternoon that became depthless night dawning innocently through the house' Tales of desire and madness from this giant of Brazilian literature.
The alphabet of the trees is fading in the song of the leaves' Filled with bright, unforgettable images, the deceptively simple work of William Carlos Williams revolutionized American verse, and made him one of the greatest twentieth-century poets.
These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art.
'Good b.o means good "box office." You can smell it from a mile away' The legendary sixties New York pop artist Andy Warhol's hilarious and insightful vignettes and aphorisms on the topics of love, fame and beauty.
Sadder than salad. From apples to artichokes, these glittering, fragmented, painterly portraits of food by the avant-garde pioneer Gertrude Stein are redolent of sex, laughter and the joy of everyday life.
One of the century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is pow ...Show more
Another hour gone. But I'm not afraid. There's only one thing I regret- that I've lived for so many years without knowing where human happiness is to be found.' In these stories, four writers - all exiles from revolutionary Russia - explore four deaths in a world in which old certainties have dissolved ...Show more
A novel of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor: A New York Times bestseller, a National Book Award winner, and "one of the great books of our time" (Newsday). At the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam's finest bugler. A career soldier with no patience for army polit ...Show more
Forget all your fears now. Have a fling this night' Untrustworthy, charming Fussy Joe spins stories and breaks hearts in this rollicking story set in the 'sensational city' of 1960s Lagos.
'Ruth Park . . . that steady glow at the heart of Australian literature.' Ruth CracknellThree of Ruth Park's best loved books - Missus, The Harp in the Southand Poor Man's Orange- are brought together in this volume, tracing the saga of the Darcy family over thirty years. The story has its beginnings in ...Show more