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A Life s Work

Author : Nick Burkitt
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A Life in Print

Author : James P. Gannon
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A collection of columns and essays is a writers treasure chesthere are gems from The Wall Street Journal, the Des Moines Register and the Detroit News. A distinguished journalist displays his wit, feeling, and passion for language in these columns on family, newspaper life, politics, Irish heritage, his Iowa farm and Minnesota boyhood, which read like chapters of a life fully lived, from his coverage of presidents and politics to his poignant pieces on his daughters wedding and his sons death. Original.

Georges Perec A Life in Words

Author : David Bellos
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"It's hard to see how anyone is ever going to better this User's Manual to the life of Georges Perec" - Gilbert Adair, Sunday Times Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Biography, 1994 George Perec (1936-82) was one of the most significant European writers of the twentieth century and undoubtedly the most versatile and innovative writer of his generation. David Bellos's comprehensive biography - which also provides the first full survey of Perec's irreverent, polymathic oeuvre - explores the life of an anguished, comical and endearingly modest man, who worked quietly as an archivist in a medical research library. The French son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, he remained haunted all of his life by his father's death in the war, fighting to defend France, and his mother's in Auschwitz-Birkenau. His acclaimed novel A Void (1969) - written without using the letter "e" - has been seen as an attempt to escape from the words "père", "mere", and even "George Perec". His career made an auspicious start with Things: A Story of the Sixties (1965), which won the Prix Renaudot. He then pursued an idiosyncratic and ambitious literary itinerary through the intellectual ferment of Paris in the 1960s and 1970s.He belonged to the Ouvrior de Littérature Potentielle (OuLiPo), a radically inventive group of writers whose members included Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino. Perec achieved international celebrity with Life A User's Manual (1978), which won the Prix Medicis and was voted Novel of the Decade by the Salon du Livre. He died in his mid-forties after a short illness, leaving a truly puzzling detective novel, 53 Days, incomplete. "Professor Bellos's book enables us at once to relish the most wilfully bizarre aspects of Perec's oeuvre and to understand the whys and wherefores of his protean nature" - Jonathan Romney, Literary Review

A Life With Horses

Author : Mark Rashid
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A Whole Life s Work

Author : Lewis Richmond
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The Buddhist author of Healing Lazarus invites readers to regard work as a purposeful definition of one's life, offering advice on how to balance achievement and personal happiness through an examination of eight interconnected work identities. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Orphans a chapter in a life by the author of Margaret Maitland

Author : Margaret Oliphant Oliphant
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The Practical Works of Richard Baxter with a Life of the Author and a Critical Examination of His Writings by William Orme

Author : Richard Baxter
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Works Complete in Five Volumes to which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Author : William Paley
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A Life s Work

Author : Rachel Cusk
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, A Life’s Work: On Becoming a Mother is multi-award-winning author Rachel Cusk’s honest memoir that captures the life-changing wonders of motherhood. Selected by the New York Times as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic, and catastrophic. To become a mother is to become the chief actor in a drama of human existence to which no one turns up. It is the process by which an ordinary life is transformed unseen into a story of strange and powerful passions, of love and servitude, of confinement and compassion. In a book that is touching, hilarious, provocative, and profoundly insightful, novelist Rachel Cusk attempts to tell something of an old story set in a new era of sexual equality. Cusk’s account of a year of modern motherhood becomes many stories: a farewell to freedom, sleep, and time; a lesson in humility and hard work; a journey to the roots of love; a meditation on madness and mortality; and most of all a sentimental education in babies, books, toddler groups, bad advice, crying, breastfeeding, and never being alone. “Funny and smart and refreshingly akin to a war diary—sort of Apocalypse Baby Now...A Life’s Work is wholly original and unabashedly true.”—The New York Times Book Review

Sleeping with Ghosts

Author : Don McCullin
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This book presents the life's work of one of the great photojournalists of our time, who raised the status of his craft to that of high art. From India to Biafra, from Northern Ireland to Vietnam, McCullin's images reveal a compassionate contact between human beings in harsh environments.