Рубрика: Автобиографии
Дури еще хватает
Дури еще хватает

Описание: Третий том насыщенной, временами безумной, невероятно богатой событиями и свершениями биографии Стивена Фрая. В Англии, где эта книга вышла год назад, она вызвала как ажиотаж, так и нездоровые волнения в прессе, королевской семье, мире шоу-бизнеса и среди публики. А все потому, что Фрай остался верен себе - он предельно честен и откровенен, и если кое-где путается в показаниях, то исключительно по забывчивости, а не по злому умыслу. Третий том охватывает период зрелости - время, когда Фрай стал мегазвездой, но еще не устал от жизни. И это са... Читать далее →

Antes que anochezca
Antes que anochezca

Описание: El 7 de diciembre de 1990 el escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas, en fase terminal del SIDA, se suicidaba en Nueva York dejando este estremecedor testimonio personal y politico, que termino apenas unos dias antes de poner fin a su vida. Arenas, en efecto, reunia las tres condiciones mas idoneas para convertirse en uno de los muchos opositores engendrados por los dirigentes cubanos: ser escritor, homosexual y disidente. Читать далее →

In the House of the Interpreter
In the House of the Interpreter

Описание: During the early fifties, Kenya was a country in turmoil. While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road closer to a guard checkpoint. Later, his brother, Good Wallace, who fights for the rebels, is captured by the British and taken to a concentration camp. Finally, Ngugi himself comes into conflict... Читать далее →

Признаюсь: я жил
Признаюсь: я жил

Описание: Это книга воспоминаний Пабло Неруды, выдающегося чилийского поэта-коммуниста, лауреата Международной Ленинской премии "За укрепление мира между народами" и Нобелевской премии по литературе. Книга завершена Нерудой в последние месяцы его жизни, в Исла-Негра. Уже прикованный к постели неизлечимой болезнью, он, по рассказам очевидцев, диктовал эту книгу секретарю, просматривая затем записи и внося необходимые исправления. Работа над книгой не прекращалась почти до самой смерти Неруды: последние страницы, посвященные Сальвадору Альенде и клеймящ... Читать далее →

An Autobiography
An Autobiography

Описание: A new-look printing of Agatha Christie's "most absorbing mystery" to mark the 25th anniversary of her death. Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, having become the best-selling novelist in history. Her autobiography, published in 1977 a year after her death, tells of her fascinating private life, from early childhood through two marriages and two World Wars, and her experiences both as a writer and on archaeological expeditions with her second husband, Max Mallowan. Not only does the book reveal the true genius of her legendary success, ... Читать далее →

Boy: Tales of Childhood
Boy: Tales of Childhood

Описание: Roald Dahl is Boy. This book traces Roald Dahl's childhood years, his early escapades and his creative beginnings. Find out all about the Great Mouse Plot and grisly first rides in motor cars. From Norwegian holidays to days at school, from dastardly teachers to malevolent sweet-shop owners, these insightful stories are often funny, sometimes unpleasant, but always true... Читать далее →

Воспоминания и приключения
Воспоминания и приключения

Описание: Ни успех художественной прозы Артура Конан Дойла, ни пришедшие с ним признание, богатство, общественное положение не развили в нем ни заносчивости, ни высокомерия, ни самомнения. Редко кому случалось столь успешно выдержать испытание славой. Мало кого отличало столь безупречное душевное благородство. И, наверное, прежде всего именно поэтому автобиография Артура Конан Дойла не должна исчезнуть с литературного горизонта. "Воспоминания и приключения", предлагаемые читателю в настоящем издании, вышли в свет в 1924 году. В них перед нами предстае... Читать далее →

A Sort of Life
A Sort of Life

Описание: Graham Greene's "long journey through time" began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In "A Sort of Life" Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from "The Times" when his first novel, The Man Within, was published in 1929. "A Sort of Life" reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by "the dan... Читать далее →

Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest

Описание: High wild places have dominated Stephen Venables' life and now he has written a full autobiography which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest, described by Reinhold Messner as the most adventurous in Everest history, and by Lord Hunt as "one of the most remarkable ordeals from which men or women have returned alive". As Venables writes: "Although we ... Читать далее →

Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman: Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography
Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman: Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

Описание: Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon - Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most ferocious boxers of all time - and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Yet - even after hitting rock bottom - the man who once admitted being addicted "to everything" fought his way ba... Читать далее →