Literary biographies, letters and journals

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By Book Beat

Literary biographies, letters and journals

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated

Gertrude Stein and Maira Kalman


James Baldwin: A Biography

David Leeming


Just Kids

Patti Smith


The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison


Master of Dreams: A Memoir of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Dvorah M Telushkin and Dvoran M Telushkin


With Borges

Alberto Manguel


A History of Reading

Alberto Manguel


Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

Michael W Jennings and Howard Eiland


Walking in Berlin: A Flaneur in the Capital

Franz Hessel


The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath


Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet

James Atlas



James Atlas


Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

Jorge Luis Borges


Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life

Caroline Moorehead


The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1: 1940-1956

Sylvia Plath


Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling

Philip Pullman


Elements of Fiction

Walter Mosley


The House of Twenty Thousand Books

Sasha Abramsky


Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

Susan Sontag


Trippin' with Terry Southern: What I Think I Remember

Gail Gerber and Tom Lisanti