Marianne Moore (1887­-1972) has been heralded as America's greatest poet of the modernist movement. Her volume Collected Poems won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in ...

W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice

This highly amusing and unorthodox travel book resulted from a light-hearted summer journey by the young poets Auden and MacNeice in 1936. Their letters home, in verse and prose, are ...

The younger of Benjamin Britten's two sisters, Elizabeth ('Beth') Britten first published this loving and revealing portrait of their shared childhood in 1986. She evokes the Lowestoft upbringing of ...

Paul Auster & J M Coetzee

Although Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee had been reading each other's books for years, the two writers did not meet until February 2008. Not long after, Auster received ...

Paul Auster & J M Coetzee

Although Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee had been reading each other's books for years, the two writers did not meet until February 2008. Not long after, Auster received ...

Volume 4 of The Letters of T. S. Eliot, which brings the poet, critic, editor and publisher into his forties, documents a period of anxious and fast-moving professional recovery and ...

Benjamin Britten

The third volume of the annotated selected letters of composer Benjamin Britten covers the years 1946-51, during which he wrote many of his best-known works, founded and developed the English ...

Stephen Spender

Private faces in public places
Are wiser and nicer
Than public faces in private places.

- W. H. Auden, dedication to Stephen Spender, 1932

Stephen Spender wrote almost a million words ...

Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of thirty-nine, T. S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life ...

The journal of Benjamin Haydon was, Max Beerbohm reported to Siegfried Sassoon, the best diary Beerbohm had ever read. Harold Acton declared Haydon 'a more exciting figure than Ruskin.' H ...

In 1935, a young mother wrote a letter to a magazine, asking readers for help. She was lonely and frustrated, stuck at home with two children, unable to express her ...

This second volume of James Lees-Milne's masterly biography opens at a turning point in Harold Nicolson's life: he was miserable at the Evening Standard and disillusioned with Mosley ...

Edited by Anthony Thwaite

Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College, Leicester, in Autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer ...

Edited by Anthony Thwaite

Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College, Leicester, in Autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer ...

The first biography of Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Golding by celebrated writer and critic, John Carey.

In 1953, William Golding was a provincial schoolteacher, writing books in his breaks, lunch ...

Zelda Fitzgerald, along with her husband F. Scott Fitzgerald, is remembered above all else as a personification of the style and glamour of the roaring twenties - an age of carefree ...

Louis MacNeice

This comprehensive selection of the letters of Louis MacNeice is a vital resource for readers of the poetry, and for an understanding of the intellectual culture of the mid-twentieth century ...

'A possession for ever.' That is how Sir William Hayley described this two-volume edition of Tolstoy's letters when it was first published in 1978. It well merits this accolade ...

'A possession for ever.' That is how Sir William Hayley described this two-volume edition of Tolstoy's letters when it was first published in 1978. It well merits this accolade ...

R. F. Christian's editions of Tolstoy's Diaries and Letters , both in two volumes, are definitive. Volume 1 of the Diaries covers the years 1847-1894, and Volume 2 the ...

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