In his career, Merwin has migrated within the universe of poetry, moving from solidly constructed, tactile, and dramatic works to airy, abstract, unpunctuated, and contemplative poems, a journey beautifully mapped here in selections from 15 previous collections, capped by a gathering of new poems.
A thrilling account of the first grass-roots human rights campaign, which freed hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.
The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted, from the perspective of those who survived.
A masterful biography of Rousseau, which integrates the story of his original writings with the tumultuous life that produced them.
Out of Eden is Alan Burdick’s first book. He is a senior editor at Discover and his writing has appeared in publications that include The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, Natural History and Grand Street. He lives in New York City.
A stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage and the life that surrounds it, in good times and bad.
A colorful imagining of the real-life Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s turbulent story of love, marriage, poetry and art in the early 1900s, using actual incidents from her life.
Based on the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst, a vivid re-imagining of the consciousness of the perpetrators, the victims, and the law enforcement agents who pursued the case.
Set in Paris, California, and Manhattan, an often harsh but ultimately thrilling chronicle of a young woman’s coming-of-age and the memories of her friendship with an eccentric older woman.