This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an
This unique autobiography begins with McCarthys recollections of an indulgent, idyllic childhood tragically altered by the death of her parents in the influenza epidemic of 1918.
This is the first full length biography in English of Nazim Hikmet, the Turkish poet and political activist who is one of the greatest literary figures ever to emerge from Turkey Not only a communist committed to revolution, but a romantic who was passionately in love with his country and his
Henry David Thoreaus Journal was his lifes work the daily practice of writing that accompanied his daily walks, the workshop where he developed his books and essays, and a project in its own rightone of the most intensive explorations ever made of the everyday environment, the revolving seasons,
Ces souvenirs ne sont pas venus selon un ordre chronologique comme le sont habituellement les M moires Ils sont venus ma rencontre selon linspiration, les circonstances Sinterpellant les uns les autres, certains en ont fait merger dautres de loubli.Ils t moignent que jai pu admirer
In this delightful memoir, Jean Renoir, the director of such masterpieces of cinema as Grand Illusion and The Rules of the Game, tells the life story of his father, Pierre Auguste Renoir, the great Impressionist painter Recounting Pierre Auguste s extraordinary career, beginning as a painter of
In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty one years old, C G Jung undertook the telling of his life story At regular intervals he had conversations with his colleague and friend Aniela Jaff , and collaborated with her in the preparation of the text based on these talks On occasion, he was moved
This unusual fictional memoir in good part autobiographical narrates without self pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down and outs of two great cities The Parisian episode is fascinating for its expose of the kitchens of posh French restaurants,
Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight year old chess prodigy Fahim arrived in Paris with his father Refused asylum, as illegal immigrants they spiralled downwards into homelessness and desperation By a stroke of luck, Fahim was introduced to one of France s top chess coaches, Xavier
One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century he wasn t a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury He was an almost unknown, and self taught, speech therapist named Lionel Logue, whom one newspaper in the 1930s famously dubbed The Quack who saved a King.
Il n est jamais entr dans un mus e, il ne lisait que Paris Normandie et se servait de son Opinel pour manger Ouvrier devenu petit commer ant, il esp rait que sa fille, gr ce aux tudes, serait mieux que lui Cette fille, Annie Ernaux, refuse l oubli des origines Elle retrace la vie et la mort de
Ce livre crit sous la forme d un dialogue entre Nathalie Sarraute et son double qui, par ses mises en garde, ses scrupules, ses interrogations, son insistance, l aide faire surgir quelques moments, quelques mouvements encore intacts, assez forts pour se d gager de cette couche protectrice qui
Treize ann es durant, chaque jeudi apr s midi, l Acad mie fran aise m a offert le privil ge d avoir comme voisin le Prix Nobel de m decine, Fran ois Jacob.Comme deux potaches, nous bavardions Mon ignorance abyssale en biologie l accablait.C est lui qui m a donn l id e de ce livre Puisque, par