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Outside the Wire
Outside the Wire

American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan

Leche, Christine Dumaine

A riveting collection of thirty-eight narratives by American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Outside the Wire offers a powerful evocation of everyday life in a war zone...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry April 1905 - March 1908

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This eleventh volume of a projected twelve continues the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with volume 4. Consisting of...


William and Henry James
William and Henry James

Selected Letters

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

William and Henry James are well known for their master works of psychology and fiction respectively, but the celebrated brothers amassed an impressive collection of letters to...


Beloved Boy
Beloved Boy

Letters to Hendrik C. Andersen, 1899–1915

Zorzi, Rosella Mamoli

Already the subject of articles in the International Herald Tribune and the London Times, Beloved Boy is a remarkable collection of letters tracing Henry James’s...


Wandering Memory
Wandering Memory
Dominique, Jan J.

The daughter of Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist Jean Léopold Dominique, who was assassinated in 2000, Jan J. Dominique offers a memoir that provides a uniquely...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1890-1894

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

The chief event of the period is the publication of the long-awaited Principles of Psychology, which produced congratulatory and critical letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes,...


An American Homeplace
An American Homeplace
McCaig, Donald

In the tradition of Wendell Berry and John McPhee, Donald McCaig wites with a powerful sense of place, and of history of Virginia's Highland County, in An American Homeplace....


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

April 1908-August 1910

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This twelfth and final volume of The Correspondence of William James concludes the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry July 1899-1901

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This ninth volume of a projected twelve continues the series of William James's correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that was begun in Volume 4. Consisting of...


The Life of William Faulkner
The Life of William Faulkner

This Alarming Paradox, 1935–1962

Rollyson, Carl

By the end of volume 1 of The Life of William Faulkner ("A filling, satisfying feast for Faulkner aficianados"— Kirkus), the young Faulkner had gone from an...


Nature Cure
Nature Cure
Mabey, Richard

Early in Nature Cure Richard Mabey returns continually to the swift, who in its spectacular migration may not touch down for well over a year. In Ted Hughes’s phrase,...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1856-1877

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This volume begins a new series: William James's correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, starting when William James was fourteen and on his second trip abroad and...


Reading through the Night
Reading through the Night
Tompkins, Jane

Jane Tompkins, a renowned literature professor and award-winning author, thought she knew what reading was until, struck by a debilitating illness, she finds herself reading...


Journal of Emily Shore
Journal of Emily Shore
Gates, Barbara Timm

Emily Shore's journal is the unique self-representation of a prodigious young Victorian woman. From July 5, 1831, at the age of eleven, until June 24, 1839, two weeks before...


1930
1930

The First Automobile Trip in North America, from Manhattan to Managua

Lyon, Arthur, Lyon, Larry

Imagine setting out on a road trip in a 1929 Ford Model A Roadster, with the stated goal of traveling from Manhattan to Mexico and Central America, after only a week’s worth of...


Gods of Noonday
Gods of Noonday

A White Girl's African Life

Orr, Elaine Neil

The daughter of medical missionaries, Elaine Neil Orr was born in Nigeria in 1954, in the midst of the national movement that would lead to independence from Great Britain. But...


Limited Choices
Limited Choices

Mable Jones, a Black Children's Nurse in a Northern White Household

Abel, Emily K., Nelson, Margaret K.

When interviewed by the Charlottesville, Virginia, Ridge Street Oral History Project, which documented the lives of Black residents in the 1990s, Mable Jones described herself...


Living on Wilderness Time
Living on Wilderness Time
Walker, Melissa

Melissa Walker set out on a journey that many women of her generation have mapped only in their dreams. Like many American chroniclers before her who have surrendered to the...


Steinbeck in Vietnam
Steinbeck in Vietnam

Dispatches from the War

Steinbeck, John, Barden, Thomas E.

Although his career continued for almost three decades after the 1939 publication of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck is still most closely associated with his Depression-...


Randall Jarrell's Letters
Randall Jarrell's Letters

An Autobiographical and Literary Selection

Jarrell, Mary

In this expanded edition of Randall Jarrell's letters, his widow, Mary, has added letters from Jarrell to Peter Taylor, publication of which was withheld during Taylor's...


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