A beautifully-written essay-memoir about the legendary Shakespeare & Company bookstore and its former proprietor George Whitman.
In 2000 Adrian Hornsby arrived in Paris searching for literature, and spent the next three years managing the store, watching the poets and dreamers passing through, and finding that what both books and bookstores truly reveal are lessons in humanity.
From London, our ‘Cities’ series ventures to Madrid, to commemorate the the launch of Desperate Literature, Librería Internacional. Two classic tales, by Emilia Pardo Bazan and Mariano José de Larra, presented in the original Spanish, with English translation in parallel text.
Recognizing the constitutional benefits of regular correspondence and literary stimulation, Paravion Press has developed a system for the simulataneous conveyance of both:
A selection of ten poems by Emily Dickinson, individually printed on self-sealing stationery, with space reserved for your personal sentiments.
The recipient of your dispatch will thus be doubly privileged — and certainly pleased — to enjoy both the timeless, lucid lyrics of a poetic giantess and the intimate, urgent words you choose to include alongside.
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Five classic short works, tailored for sharing by mail.
Our inaugural collection comprises stories by Katherine Mansfield, Saki, Sherwood Anderson and Chekhov, and an essay by Mark Twain. Every title opens with a blank page ‘for your correspondence’, and comes packaged with an envelope, so it’s ready to mail onward.