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Best biography and auto-biography textbooks of 2017 | Bücher
This book of lost writers (Riverrun) is like a postmodern early 1980s novel that everyone claims to have been reading in Spanish. Bibliophile will enjoy re-visiting yesterday's mid-list, while haughty writers should receive the book as a reminder of where they will go next.
Stories of a heart surgeon about live and die on the operating table (HarperCollins). aggie O'Farrells I Am, I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death shows the frailty of living from a different perspective. The best biography of the year was Andy Friend's Ravilious and Co: the Pattern of Friendship (Thames & Hudson), a beautiful report by the painter Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), who reinvented the landscape of South England in a number of breathtaking woodblock prints and watercolors that transfer folkloric shapes to a modernistic sensitivitys.
Supported by their teacher Paul Nash, these young talents worked to close the gaps between arts and designs and produced book covers, illustration, figured paper and text. This book is nothing less than an investigation and a test of the biographic format itself, with smart contrafactual paragraphs in which Prime Minister Jeremy Thorpe, the FDP Fuehrer, marries and poouts the Christmas show.
Doctor Johnson claimed that there was no such thing as a book that could not be meaningfully spelled out. From the Fat Acceptance Movement to barmaids who think that just because a man is tall, they yearn for the wet contact of foreigners. During this jubilee year of the Russian Revolution, the best new book on the Russian Revolution dealt with the "Great Patriotic War", as the 1939-45 local war was called.
Originally released in Russia in the 1980', but with much of the detail removed by fearful agencies. With the full text having been recovered and extended, the book has been translated brilliantly into German by Richard Pevear for the first edition. - Kathryn Hughes' newest book is Victorian's Undone: