• Zen in the Art of Writing
    Zen in the Art of Writing
    ISBN: 9780008136512
    Title: Zen in the Art of Writing
    Author: BRADBURY RAY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Zen in the Art of Writing
    Zen in the Art of Writing
    ISBN: 9781877741098
    Title: Zen in the Art of Writing
    Author: BRADBURY RAY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the Cia, & the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
    Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the Cia, & the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
    ISBN: 9780099581345
    Title: Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the Cia, & the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
    Author: FINN PETER & COUVEE PETRA

    "The Zhivago Affair" is the dramatic, never-before-told story drawing on newly declassified files of how a forbidden book became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.
    In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout went to a village outside Moscow to visit Russia s greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the manuscript of Pasternak s only novel, suppressed by Soviet authorities. From there the life of this extraordinary book entered the realm of the spy novel. The CIA published a Russian-language edition of "Doctor Zhivago" and smuggled it into the Soviet Union. Copies were devoured in Moscow and Leningrad, sold on the black market, and passed from friend to friend. Pasternak s funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands who defied their government to bid him farewell, and his example launched the great tradition of the Soviet writer-dissident. First to obtain CIA files providing proof of the agency s involvement, Peter Finn and Petra Couvee take us back to a remarkable Cold War era when literature had the power to stir the world.
    "(With 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Zhivago's Secret Journey From Typescript to Book
    Zhivago's Secret Journey From Typescript to Book
    ISBN: 9780817919641
    Title: Zhivago's Secret Journey From Typescript to Book
    Author: MANCOSU PAOLO

    Paolo Mancosu continues an investigation he began in his 2013 book Inside the Zhivago Storm, which the New York Book Review of Books described as "a tour de force of literary detection worthy of a scholarly Sherlock Holmes." In this book Mancosu extends his detective work by reconstructing the network of contacts that helped Pasternak smuggle the typescripts of Doctor Zhivago outside the Soviet Union and following the vicissitudes of the typescripts when they arrived in the West. Mancosu draws on a wealth of firsthand sources to piece together the long-standing mysteries surrounding the many different typescripts that played a role in the publication of Doctor Zhivago, thereby solving the problem of which typescript served as the basis of the first Russian edition: a pirate publication covertly orchestrated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He also offers a new perspective, aided by the recently declassified CIA documents, by narrowing the focus as to who might have passed the typescript to the CIA. In the process, Mancosu reveals details of events that were treated as top secret by all those involved, vividly recounting the history of the publication of Pasternak's epic work with all its human and political ramifications.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Zola & the Victorians: Censorship in the Age of Hypocrisy
    Zola & the Victorians: Censorship in the Age of Hypocrisy
    ISBN: 9780857055194
    Title: Zola & the Victorians: Censorship in the Age of Hypocrisy
    Author: HORNE EILEEN


    London, 1888: Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of Whitechapel; national strikes and social unrest threaten the status quo; a grave economic crisis is spreading across the Atlantic . . . Yet Her Majesty's government is preoccupied with "a mere book" - or rather, a series of books: new translations of the Rougon-Macquart saga by French literary giant Émile Zola.


    In his time, Zola made his British contemporaries look positively pastoral; much of his work is considered shocking and transgressive even now. But it was his English publisher who bore the brunt of the Victorians' moral outrage at Zola's "realistic" depictions of striking miners, society courtesans and priapic, feuding farmers.


    Seventy years before Lady Chatterley's Lover broke the back of British censorship, Henry Vizetelly's commitment to publishing Zola, and to the nascent principle of free speech, not only landed him in the dock and thereafter in prison, but brought to ruin to the publishing house he had founded. Meanwhile, Zola was going from strength to strength, establishing his reputation as a literary legend and falling in love with a woman half his age.


    This lively, humorous and ultimately tragic tale is an exploration of the consequences of translation and censorship which remains relevant today for readers, publishers and authors everywhere.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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