Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Authors

By Melanie Bowden Simón

La Americana is the tale of Melanie Bowden Simón, who, on the age of twenty-five, left her activity at Tina Brown’s Talk journal following the loss of life of her mom and made up our minds to take a holiday in Havana, Cuba, with a pal. Little did she be aware of that she could meet and fall in love with a Cuban guy named Luis and dive headlong right into a tradition outlined by means of attractiveness, humor, and beauty in the unnerving realities of communism.

In this memoir, Simón information her fascination with Cuban tradition as she grapples with the demise of her mom. She additionally covers the fight to get out and in of Cuba at a time whilst the rustic is classified a pariah kingdom. but again and again, Simón manages to beat overseas obstacles and language and cultural obstacles—all within the identify of her love for Luis.

This e-book makes an exceptional learn for people with an curiosity in Cuban heritage, a zest for love, or a keenness for travel.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, strong Books, activities Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to put up a huge diversity of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our checklist comprises biographies on famous ancient figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to villains from heritage, resembling Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. we've got additionally released survivor tales of global conflict II, memoirs approximately overcoming adversity, first-hand stories of experience, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each identify we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on topics which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings will possibly not in a different way discover a home.

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By Sylvia Plath

The Journals of Sylvia Plath bargains an intimate portrait of the writer of the intense poems for which Plath is so extensively enjoyed, however it is usually characterised through a prose of energetic immediacy which areas it along The Bell Jar as a piece of literature. those particular and entire transcriptions of the journals stored via Plath for the final twelve years of her existence - protecting her marriage to Ted Hughes and her fight with melancholy - are a key resource for the poems which make up her collections Ariel and The Colossus.

'Everything that passes sooner than her eyes travels down from mind to pen with shattering readability - Nineteen Fifties New England, pre-co-ed Cambridge, pre-mass tourism Benidorm, the place she and Hughes honeymooned, the delivery of her son Nicholas in Devon in 1962. those and different passages are so photo that you simply search for from the web page shocked to discover your self again within the the following and now . . . The fight of self with self makes the Journals compelling and unique.' John Carey, Sunday Times

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By Cesare Pavese,Bianca Garufi

Il carteggio intercorso tra Cesare Pavese e Bianca Garufi consente di entrare nell’officina parallela e combinata dei due, getta luce su idee e difficoltà sottese alla scrittura, dà conto, passo passo, del divenire del romanzo a quattro mani Fuoco grande e dei Dialoghi con Leucò, fino a pubblicazione avvenuta. Di qui l’importanza e l’unicità di queste lettere, del tutto inedite quelle della Garufi, solo in parte edite e con omissis quelle di Pavese.
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The correspondence among Cesare Pavese and Bianca Garufi presents a whole photo in their collaboration, laying off mild on rules and writing problems. The letters clarify the advance of Fuoco grande (written through 4 arms) and Dialoghi con Leucò, and provides perception into their writing and publishing method. as a result the significance and precise price of those letters, that are both thoroughly unpublished (Garufi) or purely partly released, with omissions (Pavese).

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By Lucia Boldrini

In this quantity, Boldrini examines "heterobiography"—the first-person fictional account of a old existence. Boldrini exhibits that this mode is generally hired to mirror seriously at the old and philosophical knowing of the human; on person id; and at the strength relationships that outline the topic. In such texts, the grammatical first individual turns into the location of an come upon, a level the place the relationships among old, fictional and authorial subjectivities are performed out and explored within the ‘double I’ of writer and narrating ancient personality, of fictional narrator and historic individual. Boldrini considers the moral implications of assuming another’s first-person voice, and the fraught factor of authorial accountability. structures of the physique are tested with regards to the cloth proof of the subject’s life. Texts studied contain Malouf’s An Imaginary existence, Carey’s real heritage of the Kelly Gang, Ondaatje’s The accrued Works of Billy the child, Adair’s The loss of life of the writer, Banti’s Artemisia, Vázquez Montalbán’s Autobiografía del normal Franco. additionally mentioned, between others: Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian, Tabucchi’s The final 3 Days of Fernando Pessoa, Giménez-Bartlett’s Una habitación ajena (A Room of somebody Else’s).

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By E. 'G. Solomon

After residing in the United States for 15 years, E. 'G. Solomon, dives into all of the sensitive problems with the day of the US equivalent to politics, race, policing, activities, and governance. He exposes the considering and the force of a standard African immigrant in day-by-day American lifestyles, and spares not anyone, together with himself.

This ebook exposes the attitude of a regular immigrant and offers robust perspectives on a few problems with the day, as obvious from the eyes of an immigrant. the writer juxtaposes his American event along with his event as he was once learning and dealing in Africa. As a excessive point expertise specialist in the USA, E. 'G. Solomon relates pointedly his event whereas operating in a few Fortune 500 businesses, and the way he was once capable of take care of them.

Being heavily attached with many center classification immigrant households in the United States, he not just expounds his personal own perspectives, yet that of a huge variety of immigrants."The Diaries of an Immigrant" may also help all americans, and folks in all places to appreciate the pondering and the force of a customary African immigrant. it's going to aid all immigrants and people desiring to make the USA their domestic, to appreciate the demanding situations that face them as they settle in America.

By conscientiously facing this e-book, politicians, sellers, employers, educators and govt officers will most likely take a re-assessment at their practices and rules as they have an effect on present and incoming immigrants. every body who wants to comprehend immigrants will locate solutions during this publication because it offers the reader perception to the psychology and motivation of African immigrants in the USA. it's a needs to learn for individuals everywhere.

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By Jon Paul Fiorentino,George Elliott Clarke

Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, excessive modernist, spoken note artist, Canadian poet—these are yet a few of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a variety of Clarke’s top paintings from his early poetry to his newest, Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke bargains readers a powerful cross-section of these voices. Jon Paul Fiorentino’s creation makes a speciality of this polyphony, his influences—Derek Walcott, Amiri Baraka, and the canon of literary English from Shakespeare to Yeats—and his “voice throwing,” and exhibits how the intersections the following produce a “troubling” of language. He sketches Clarke’s basic curiosity within the negotiation of cultural house via adherence to and revision of culture and at the discovering of a vernacular that starts off in exile, in particular exile relating to African-Canadian groups.

within the afterword, Clarke, in an engaging re-spin of Fiorentino’s creation, writes with patented gusto approximately how his reports have contributed to a number of sounds and varieties in his paintings. Decrying any grandiose notions of conception, he provides himself as essentially a songwriter.

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By Erwin Strittmatter,Almut Giesecke

Berührendes Selbstporträt einer Jahrhundertfigur

Nirgendwo äußerte sich Erwin Strittmatter so offen wie in diesen späten Tagebüchern. Mit Anfang fünfzig, in der „besten Zeit seines Lebens“, liegen die Zumutungen des Alterns noch vor ihm. Krisen, emotionales Chaos und Zerwürfnisse ziehen sich ebenso durch die Jahre wie bohrende Selbstbefragung und Zensurkonflikte. Nüchtern verfolgt der kritische Beobachter die Auflösung der DDR. Er ist ein Dichter, der das perfect der Gelassenheit anstrebt, ein Meister der poetischen Reflexion.

»Eine Fundgrube zum Alltag der DDR und der Wendezeit.« SZ

An keiner anderen Stelle seines Werkes äußert sich Erwin Strittmatter so offen und so intim wie in diesen späten Tagebüchern. Er spricht von kräftezehrenden Ehekrisen, dem emotionalen Chaos, in das ihn die Entfremdung zu seiner Frau Eva stürzt, seiner Eifersucht auf die Beziehung der Söhne zu ihrer Mutter, von Schwierigkeiten des Alterns und seinem Bemühen, im Taoismus geistigen Halt zu finden.

Trotz seines Rückzugs aus dem öffentlichen Leben bleibt er der kritische Beobachter und Zeitgenosse. Eine zentrale Frage, die ihn nicht loslässt, gilt seiner früheren Parteigläubigkeit. Schon längst glaubt er nicht mehr an Utopien, und das Fazit seines DDR-Lebens ist nüchtern: „Ich ernte, used to be ich anbaute." Emotionslos und gelassen registriert er die Auflösung der sozialistischen Welt. Die Umbruchprozesse von 1989/90 wertet er unsentimental als Konsequenz der verfehlten DDR-Politik. Seine Notizen dokumentieren eindrucksvoll die Hektik und die sich überstürzenden Ereignisse jener Jahre. Und wie ein bewusstes Innehalten stehen in diesem Kontext Strittmatters Naturbeobachtungen. Hier gelingen ihm die erstrebte Gelassenheit und die Hingabe an den Augenblick, verbunden mit jener poetischen Leichtigkeit, die sein Spätwerk auszeichnet.

„Das Selbstporträt eines einzigartigen Künstlers, gleichsam ein Entwicklungsroman." Neues Deutschland

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By Leslie Hill

Marguerite Duras is France's best-known and such a lot arguable modern lady author. Duras' impact extends from her early novels of the 1950's to her noticeably leading edge experimental autobiographical textual content of the 1980's The Lover
Leslie Hill's booklet throws new mild on Duras' courting to feminism, psychoanalysis, sexuality, literature, movie, politics, and the media. Feted via Kristeva, and Laca who claimed her as nearly his different self, Duras is printed to be a profoundly transgressive philosopher and artist. will probably be a needs to for all thinking about modern writing, writing by way of girls, fresh ecu cinema, movie and literature.

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By Germain Jean-Claude,Winkler Donald

Jean-Claude Germain’s moment quantity of Montreal memoirs chronicles his coming of age: his draconian Jesuit schooling at the fringes of the city’s crimson mild District, by way of his releasing discovery of the city’s fevered bohemian neighborhood within the demise days of the Duplessis regime and Quebec’s “grande noirceur.” the following, at the cusp among worlds, we meet fire-breathing clerics reason on placing the phobia of God into younger souls, and writers, painters, theatre administrators and performers, decided in any respect bills, and at nice sacrifice, to remodel the society within which they stay. it really is this artistic ferment that instils within the younger Jean-Claude a fondness for and a trust in creative endeavour that would maintain him via all of the years that lie in wait.

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By Alice Mattison

A designated and insightful consultant to the phases of writing fiction and memoir with out falling into universal traps, whereas correctly navigating the writing lifestyles, from an award-winning writer and longtime teacher

“A book-length grasp class.” —The Atlantic

Writing good doesn't consequence from following ideas and directions, yet from a mix of spontaneity, judgment, and a smart perspective towards the work—neither despairing nor shielding, yet clear-eyed, brave, and discerning. Writers needs to discover ways to tolerate the early phases, the dreamlike and irrational states of brain, after which to maneuver from jottings and ideas to a messy first draft, and onward  into the paintings of revision. figuring out those phases is key.

The Kite and the String urges writers to permit playfulness and spontaneity breathe lifestyles into the work—letting the kite circulate with the winds of feeling—while nonetheless preserving directly to the string that might preserve it from flying away. Alice Mattison attends additionally to the problems of defending writing time, holding solitude, discovering relied on readers, and environment the precise pursuits for ebook. the one writing consultant that takes up either the phases of inventive paintings and constructing powerful attitudes whereas progressing via them, plus thoughts for studying extra in regards to the craft, The Kite and the String responds to a urgent want for writing counsel in any respect levels.

From the Hardcover edition.

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