Here’s the companion piece to Part I, delivered as promised.
- Travelling Heroes In the Epic Age of Homer by Robin Lane Fox
- America Dreaming How Youth Changed America in the 60’s by Laban Carrick Hill
- Fanny and Adelaide The Lives of the Remarkable Kemble Sisters by Ann Blainey
- The Booklover’s Guide to the Midwest A Literary Tour by Greg Holden
- Script and Scribble The Rise and Fall of Handwriting by Kitty Burns Florey
- Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor by Brad Gooch
- Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel by Edmund White
- The Tremendous World I Have Inside My Head-Franz Kafka: A Biographical Essay by Louis Begley
- The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar
- Woman of Letters Irene Nemirovsky and Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
- My Paper Chase True Stories of Vanished Times by Harold Evans
- Paris to the Past Traveling Through French History by Train by Ina Caro
- Vedic Ecology: Practical Wisdom for Surviving the 21st Century by Ranchor Prime
- The Life of David by Robert Pinsky
- Saint Augustine, Tarsicius J. van Bavel, ed.
- All Hopped Up and Ready to Go Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 by Tony Fletcher
- The Red Prince The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke by Timothy Snyder
- Renaissance Florence on 5 Florins a Day by Charles FitzRoy
I’ve learned a few things from typing out this list.
- It should have been split into 3 parts.
- I am obviously intrigued by anyone with a secret life.
- Literary biographies are even more of a personal thing than I thought.
Plus, a bonus revelation:
- If I read all of these books (and everything else on my ever-fattening To-Read List) I would not only never write another word, I would spend 20 hours a day reading in bed. For the rest of my life.
you could pull a literary Orson and eat entire pineapples while you did so. sounds like a good way to go.
Ha! I love all of those things. As long as I can sneak in some writing here and there, I’d be happy.