Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight..
1943, Amsterdam. Hetty Verolme was only twelve years old when the Nazis deported her along with her family to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the same camp where Anne Frank died. But Hetty does not lose heart, and she becomes a symbol for children in the countryside, reminding them that life, ..
Laurence Debray is the daughter of the philosopher Régis Debray and the historian Elizabeth Burgos. Her parents came from wealthy families, and both embraced the revolutionary cause of Castro. In this sincere book, Laurence Debray tells the myth and truth of her revolutionary parents and of her own ..
The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father, the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to Ebrahim something never fe..
Ivan Jablonka's grandparents' lives ended long before his began: although Matès and Idesa Jablonka were his family, they were perfect strangers, When he set out to uncover their story, Jablonka had little to work with, Neither of them was the least bit famous, and they left little behind except thei..
This book is the autobiography of Alexander Lowen, creator of the therapeutic system known as Bioenergetics, and author of over a dozen books. The extraordinary experience in his rich life, the depth of his knowledge, and his sense of humor make this reading a delight. / Este libro es la autobiogra..
Lifebuilder of Religion, the greatest of masters, heir of Muhammad, many were the names with which Ibn Arabi, renowned Sufi mystic born in Murcia in the second half of the twelfth century, in the height of Arab culture, whose ideological thinking is expanded by the different ramifications of knowled..
Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in Winter Journal, Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world. It’s an intellectual journey as he inches his way toward adulthood through the ..
Isabel II was one of the most important women in the history of Spain, as well as one of the most reviled figures. Eduardo Rodríguez writes an entertaining and didactic study about the life of Isabel II of Spain, detailing the political ups and downs of her reign and explaining the context of her de..
Richard Ellmann has revised and expanded his definitive work on Joyce's life to include newly discovered primary material, including details of a failed love affair, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknown letters, and much more. / Para escribir James Joyce, Richard El..
On the eve of the two hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen's death, take a trip back to her world as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. Worsley discovers a Jane Austen who fought for her ..
This is a biography of an intellectual, editor, and columnist, who played a relevant role in Spain during the last four decades of the twentieth century. Through numerous testimonies and documents, Jordi Gracia reconstructs the vital, intellectual, editorial and political trajectory of Javier Prader..