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James Atlas

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James Atlas is the founding editor of the Lipper/Viking Penguin Lives Series. A longtime contributor to The New Yorker, he was an editor at The New York Times Magazine for many years. His work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, Vanity Fair, and many other journals. He is the author of Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, which was nominated for the National Book Award.

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Bellow
A Biography
Written by James Atlas


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $29.00

With this masterly and original work, Bellow: A Biography, National Book Award nominee James Atlas gives the first definitive account of the Nobel Prize–winning author’s turbulent personal and professional life, as it unfolded against the background of twentieth-century events—the Depression, World War II, the upheavals of the sixties—and amid all the... Read more >
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Bellow
A Biography
Written by James Atlas


Format: eBook, 32 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $2.99

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by James Atlas


Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $16.00

Plutarch’s Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects... Read more >

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by James Atlas


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $14.95

Plutarchs Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects... Read more >
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