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The Long Voyage

Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989) may be one of the most important (and unheralded) literary figures of the twentieth century.  His critical track record for fostering genius and capturing the sensibility of the Lost Generation now receive a spotlight, thanks to savvy editor Hans Bak.

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The Letters of John F. Kennedy

On the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, historian Martin W. Sandler compiles a telling epistolary portrait of the late President, in this revealing collection of political and personal correspondence.

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Rub Out the Words

What ideas and impulses did Beat writer William S. Burroughs explore in correspondence with pals like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Timothy Leary, or with his son, Billy, during a transitional time in his life and career? In this revealing collection, editor Bill Morgan curates and contextualizes 300 of Burroughs' letters, written as the author branched out and began to experiment with a new creative process, his "cut-up" method.

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What There Is to Say We Have Said

Trace a chain of letters between one of the twentieth century's finest writers—Eudora Welty—and one of the period's best editors—William Maxwell of The New Yorker—and you'll reveal in time a structure as graceful and enduring as the Golden Gate Bridge. This collection of hundreds of letters exhanged over fifty years reveals professional acumen and personal intimacy in equal, eloquent measure.

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Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

This first published collection of correspondence between the two leading lights of the Beat Generation illuminates the inspirations of the legendary authors of On the Road and Howl, tracing their fortunes and friendship from 1944 until Kerouac's death in 1969. Read more...

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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