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Books in Category: Biographies
Books in Category : 74
Boris
Author : Gunther Bosch
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K :a Biography of Kafka
Author : Ronald Hayman
Hayman presents Kafka as a man tortured by both childhood and adult sorrows. He suffered the early deaths of two siblings and the subsequent indifference of his overwhelmed parents. Perhaps the first truly "modern" writer, Kafka was continually revisiting and reexamining his own lifelong and multifa...
 
The Diaries of Franz Kafka
Author : Franz Kafka
Though Franz Kafka is one of the greatest and most widely read and discussed authors of the twentieth century, and continues to be a tremendous influence on artists of our time, he remains an elusive figure, his life and work open to endless interpretation.

These diaries reveal the essential ...
 
The Gunter Grass Reader
Author : Gunter Grass
Selected from the vast range of his work, the writings included in this anthology trace GŁnter Grass's development as a writer, and with it the history of a nation coming to terms with its past.
Excerpts from Grass's major novels-from The Tin Drum to Crabwalk-are included, as are numerous short ...
 
Tolkien: A Biography
Author : Michael White
A comprehensive, authoritative, in depth and entertaining biography of one of the greatest and most influential fantasy authors in modern time, J.R.R. Tolkien.

In this informed an entertaining account, renowned biographer Michael White delves into the little-known life of one of the most tre...
 
The Naked Civil Servant
Author : Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp was a true original. With his mauve hair and flamboyant sense of style, by the time of his death he was widely hailed as one of the great British eccentrics.An openly gay man in a less tolerant era he was born on Christmas Day 1908 to a middle-class, middle-brow parents, and sent to bo...
 
The Lighthouse Stevensons
Author : Bella Bathurst
A real-life Shipping News, Bathurst's flamboyant and elegantly written saga is bursting with life, laced with romantic dreams, oversized ambitions, murder, piracy, nepotism, smoldering feuds, scientific ingenuity and the lonely heroism of men battling the elements. Bathurst tells how four generation...
 
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
The diary of Jean Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body.
On 8 December 1995, Jean Dominique Bauby suffered a massive stroke and slipped into a coma. When he regained cons...
 
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) relates Thomas De Quincey's early life and experiences of opium addiction at the time when that drug was widely used for the relief of pain, and before its addictive qualities were properly understood. It is a work which encompasses amusement with nightma...