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Baudelaire's World
Rosemary Lloyd
Charles Baudelaire is often regarded as the founder of modernist poetry. Written with clarity and verve, Baudelaire's World provides English-language readers with the biographical, historical, and cultural contexts that will lead to a fuller...



Not for Bread Alone
A Memoir
Moe Foner, Dan North
"Foner often let others take credit, but with his names and telephone numbers he was the man to call—and take a call from. He was a champion of civil rights and civil liberties and an early and strong opponent of the Vietnam War when that was rare...



Cleopatra
Beyond the Myth
Michel Chauveau
Cleopatra: kohl and vipers, barges and thrones, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. We have long been schooled in the myth of the Egyptian ruler. In his new book Michel Chauveau brings us a picture of her firmly based in reality. Cleopatra VII...



Secret Germany
Stefan George and His Circle
Robert E. Norton
Stefan George (1868–1933) was one of the most important and influential poets to have written in German. His work, in its originality and impact, easily ranks with that of Goethe, Holderlin, or Rilke. Yet George's reach extended far beyond the sphere...



Christopher Marlowe
A Renaissance Life
Constance Brown Kuriyama
Kuriyama's new biography reconstructs the eventful life of a radically innovative playwright who flourished briefly and died violently more than four hundred years ago, yet persists in the romantic imagination even today.



Ovid
The Poet and His Work
Niklas Holzberg
The Roman poet Ovid is enjoying a renaissance. Though relegated to the margins in the Romantic period, since the mid-1980s he has become popular again, not only with classicists and other lovers of ancient poetry, but also with poets and prose...



Unequal Partners
Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Victorian Authorship
Lillian Nayder
In the first book centering on the collaborative relationship between Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Lillian Nayder places their coauthored works in the context of Victorian culture.



Story of a Friendship
The Letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941–1975
Dmitry Shostakovich, Isaak Glikman
After considerable hesitation and soul-searching I have decided to publish the letters Dmitry Dmitriyevich Shostakovich wrote to me. This choice by the composer's close friend Isaak Glikman brought the tormented feelings of the musical genius into...



The Measure of Life
Virginia Woolf's Last Years
Herbert Marder
This elegantly written and richly detailed biography tells the story of Virginia Woolf's last ten years, from the creation of her great visionary novel, The Waves, to her suicide in 1941. Herbert Marder looks closely at Woolf's views on...



Clara Schumann
The Artist and the Woman
Nancy B. Reich
This absorbing and award-winning biography tells the story of the tragedies and triumphs of Clara Wieck Schumann (1819–1896)—at once artist, composer, editor, teacher, wife, and mother of eight children.



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