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book image Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese
Mani
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Fermor
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Patrick Leigh Fermor carries the reader with him on his journeys amongst the peoples of the southernmost parts of Greece, exploring their history and time-honored lore.
Contributors: Michael Gorra

book image Memoirs of Lorenzo Da Ponte
Memoirs
Lorenzo Da Ponte
Ponte
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"I shall speak of things . . . so singular in their oddity as in some manner to instruct, or at least entertain, without wearying." —Lorenzo da Ponte
Contributors: Elisabeth Abbott

book image Memoirs of Montparnasse
Memoirs of Montparnasse
John Glassco
Glassco
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1927. Finding college life "depressing...to a point where [he] could not go on" John "Buffy" Glassco decamped for Paris. Forty years later, he reconstructed this memoir à clef of his rollicking youth among the haute bohemians of the day, including Hemingway, Joyce, Djuna Barnes, and Kay Boyle.
Contributors: Louis Begley

book image Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Daniel Paul Schreber
Schreber
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The wonderful Schreber . . . ought to have been made a professor of psychiatry and director of a mental hospital. — Sigmund Freud
Contributors: Rosemary Dinnage

book image Miserable Miracle
Miserable Miracle
Henri Michaux
Michaux
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In Miserable Miracle, the great French poet and artist Henri Michaux, a confirmed teetotaler, tells of his life-transforming first encounters with a powerful hallucinogenic drug.
Contributors: Octavio Paz , Louise Varèse

book image Monsieur Proust
Monsieur Proust
Céleste Albaret
Albaret
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This lovely book is as close as we can come to meeting Proust in person.
Contributors: André Aciman , Barbara Bray

book image Moura: The Dangerous Life of the Baroness Budberg
Moura
Nina Berberova
Berberova
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In this legendary biography, an unusual labor of love, Berberova paints a portrait of the ultimate survivor, a woman who made her life a triumph of fiction.
Contributors: Marian Schwartz, Richard D. Sylvester

book image My Century
My Century
Aleksander Wat
Wat
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The great Polish poet Aleksander Wat's memoirs provide a powerful and moving account of life in Eastern Europe in the terrible twentieth century.
Contributors: Czeslaw Milosz , Richard Lourie

book image My Father and Myself
My Father and Myself
J. R. Ackerley
Ackerley
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Ackerley's pursuit of his father is also an exploration of the self, making My Father and Myself a pioneering record, at once sexually explicit and emotionally charged, of life as a gay man.
Contributors: W.H. Auden

book image Pages from the Goncourt Journals
Pages from the Goncourt Journals
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Goncourt
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No evocation of Parisian life in the second half of the nineteenth century can match that found in the journals of the brothers Goncourt.
Contributors: Geoff Dyer , Robert Baldick