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Guy de Maupassant
ISBN: PB: 9781789141979, Reaktion Books, March 2020
216 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
The most celebrated French storyteller of the nineteenth century, Guy de Maupassant was a master of the modern short story. Offering an intriguing picture of French life, the enduring appeal of his stories derives from understated artistry, extreme c...
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
ISBN: PB: 9781789141986, Reaktion Books, March 2020
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 48 illus.
This new critical biography provides a complete picture of German novelist, playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The book offers fresh, thought-provoking interpretations of all the major works, including novels such as "The Sorrows of Youn...
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Leo Tolstoy
ISBN: PB: 9781789141993, Reaktion Books, March 2020
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 40 illus.
When he arrived in Moscow in 1851, a young Leo Tolstoy set himself three immediate aims: to gamble, to marry and to obtain a post. At that time he managed only the first. The writer's momentous life would be full of forced breaks and abrupt departure...
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Langston Hughes
ISBN: PB: 9781789141955, Reaktion Books, January 2020
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
As the first black author in America to make his living exclusively by writing, Langston Hughes inspired a generation of writers and activists. One of the pioneers of jazz poetry, Hughes led the Harlem Renaissance, while Martin Luther King invoked hi...
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Stendhal
ISBN: PB: 9781789141573, Reaktion Books, September 2019
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 30 illus.
This is a book about the life and work of a singular writer, known for his biographies and travel writing but most famous for his novels "The Red and the Black" and the "Charterhouse of Parma". As a child, Stendhal witnessed the unfolding of the Fren...
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Rene Magritte
ISBN: PB: 9781789141511, Reaktion Books, August 2019
240 pp., 20x13 cm, 60 illus.
The Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte redefined the way we think about art. Famous for his men in bowler hats, Magritte's witty and provocative work inspired generations of later artists, from Andy Warhol to Jasper Johns. In this illuminating n...
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Dmitry Shostakovich
ISBN: PB: 9781789141276, Reaktion Books, August 2019
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century – a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age. By turns vilified and feted by Stalin during the Great Purge, Shostakovich twice came close...
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Rabindranath Tagore
ISBN: PB: 9781789141498, Reaktion Books, August 2019
256 pp., 20x13 cm, 33 illus.
Polymath Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1913. But Tagore was much more than a writer. Through his poems, novels, short stories, poetic songs, dance-dramas and paintings, he transformed...
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Thomas Mann
ISBN: PB: 9781789140811, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 20 illus.
Novelist, short-story writer, essayist, social critic and philanthropist, Thomas Mann (1875-1955) became Germany's most highly acclaimed writer. This critical biography sheds new light on his work, looking closely at how Mann's brother Heinrich and h...
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Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: PB: 9781789140859, Reaktion Books, March 2019
208 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Biogeography", Alfred Russel Wallace is known as the co-founder of the theory of evolution, and was well-versed in zoology, botany, anthropology, politics, astronomy and psychology. Although notorious for his u...
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