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Just after the iron curtain fell on Eastern Europe John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer, Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald... Read more
Just after the iron curtain fell on Eastern Europe John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer, Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travellers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. A RUSSIAN JOURNAL is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II. This is an intimate glimpse of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle
A Russian Journal Paperback edition by John Steinbeck
Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His complete works will be available in Penguin Modern Classics.
Presents the diary of a teenage girl, who along with her family in Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942 was forced into hiding by Nazis. This title presents an intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak.
Drawn from journals, this book offers an account of a woman's sexual awakening, covering a single year - 1931-32, in Paris, when June fell in love with Henry Miller, undermining her own idealized marriage.
Walter Benjamin - philosopher, essayist, literary and cultural theorist - was one of the most original writers and thinkers of the twentieth century. This title brings together Benjamin's major works, including "Unpacking My Library"; "One-Way Street"; "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"; and, "Brief History of Photography".
No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov's. From their meeting in 1921, Vladimir's letters to his beloved Vera form a narrative arc that tells a forty-six year-long love story. This book features these letters that tell us much about the man and the writer.
Andy Warhol kept these diaries faithfully from November 1976 right up to his final week, in February 1987. With appearances from and references to everyone who was anyone, from Jim Morrison, Martina Navratilova and Calvin Klein to Muhammad Ali, these diaries are the most glamorous, witty and revealing writings of the twentieth century.
Provides an insight into the development and publication of some of the most important novels in the English language. This title features letters which sheds light on a love that would haunt him for his whole life, as well as revealing the inspiration for some of his most famous characters.
Features letters that cover the activities of Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac in the years that gave birth to the "Beat Generation". Written mostly to Ginsberg or Kerouac, this title includes letters that provide a glimpse into Burroughs' psyche, revealing his struggle with drug addiction, and his confusion over his sexual identity.
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