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Biography & Autobiography - Literary

Biography & Autobiography - Literary

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Air Traffic : A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, his first work of prose: a ... memoir of a family's bonds and a meditation on race, addiction, fatherhood, ambition, and American culture"--
R 221,00 R 260,00

Me. You. Not a Diary : The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

'A mellow, gentle read with a lot of words of wisdom' Independent

Start 2019 with Dawn French, as she guides you through the year with her witty and wise seasonal insights.

Me You: Not A Diary is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket.

It includes everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me You: A Diary.

Me You is a place for me an
R 165,75 R 195,00

After Kathy Acker : A Biography

Rich girl, street punk, lost girl and icon ... scholar, stripper, victim and media-whore: The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, created mostly by Acker herself. In this first, fully authorized biography, Kraus approaches Acker both as a writer, and as a member of the artistic communities from which she emerged. At once forensic and intimate, After Kathy Acker traces the extreme discipline and literary strategies Acker used to develop her work, and the contradict
R 182,75 R 215,00

Keeping On Keeping On

'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat' and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.'

Alan Bennett's third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, eac
R 199,75 R 235,00

Goodbye Christopher Robin : A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

Adapted from the Whitbread-Prize-winning biography of A. A. Milne and the tie-in to a major film.
R 161,50 R 190,00

India : An Area Of Darkness, India: A Wounded Civilization & India: A Million Mutinies Now

India is the collection of three classic books by V. S. Naipaul, introduced by fellow traveller and writer Paul Theroux.
R 306,00 R 360,00

A Curious Friendship: The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing

A vivid and moving account of the remarkable friendship between the writer Edith Olivier and the young artist Rex Whistler
R 178,50 R 210,00

Going Solo

As a young man, Roald Dahl's adventures took him from London to East Africa, until the Second World War began and he became a RAF pilot. This title features stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with deadly green mambas and hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling.
R 127,50 R 150,00

Divided Lives : Dreams of a Mother and a Daughter

From the renowned and award-winning biographer of Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Charlotte Bronte and Mary Wollstonecraft among others, a universal story about mothers and daughters.
R 182,75 R 215,00

In the House of the Interpreter : A Memoir

While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road closer to a guard checkpoint.
R 182,75 R 215,00

Bury Me at the Marketplace : Es'kia Mphahlele and Company. Letters 1943-2006

When Chabani Manganyi published the first edition of selected letters twenty-five years ago as a companion volume to Exiles and Homecomings: A Biography of Es'kia Mphahlele, the idea of Mphahlele's death was remote and poetic.
R 297,50 R 350,00

Bessie Head : Thunder Behind Her Ears Her Life and Writing

In July 2007, the acclaimed writer Bessie Head would have turned 70 years old. Her friends, colleagues andliterary critics honoured her with a series of conferences, new books and theses and the founding of a permanent Bessie Head Heritage Trust to guarantee the future of her house and literary papers.
R 70,55 R 83,00