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  • Wittgenstein's Mistress
    Wittgenstein's Mistress (English, Paperback) David Markson

    Wittgenstein's Mistress is a novel unlike anything David Markson?or anyone else?has ever written before. It is the story of a woman who is convinced?and, astonishingly, will ultimately convince the reader as well?that she is the only person left on earth.

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  • Ryder
    Ryder (English, Paperback) Djuna Barnes

    From the author of Nightwood: ?Djuna Barnes has written a book that is all that she was, and must still be?vulgar, beautiful, defiant, witty, poetic, and a little mad.??Argonaut

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  • A Sentimental Novel
    A Sentimental Novel (English, Paperback) Alain Robbe-Grillet

    In France, Alain Robbe-Grillet's final novel was sold in shrink-wrap, labeled with a sticker warning readers that this perverse fairy tale might offend certain sensibilities. It tells the story of Gigi, also known as Djinn, who is being schooled by her father to be a perfect slave and mistress. Running the gamut of unacceptable subject matter from incest to torture, this book abounds with...

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  • Voices from Chernobyl
    Voices from Chernobyl (English, Hardback) Svetlana Alexievich

    A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with.

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  • Once Upon A Time - A Floating Opera
    Once Upon A Time - A Floating Opera (English, Paperback) John Barth

    Written when John Barth was 24 years old, The Floating Opera is his first novel, published in 1957. It is a first-person reminiscence of the day Todd Andrews decided to commit suicide. Having picked up some sense of the French Existentialist writers from the postwar Zeitgeist, this novel questions life's value through the eyes of 37-year-old man.

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  • Romancer Erector
    Romancer Erector (English, Paperback) Diane Williams

    Famous for her works of "flash fiction" which capture life, love, and contradiction in a single page, Diane Williams continues to forge her own innovative tradition in this new collection. Including over three dozen short stories along with three novellas, Romancer Erector is her boldest collection to date. Here she once again astonishes us with her distinctive voice, detached yet fiercely...

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  • The Recognitions
    The Recognitions (English, Paperback) William Gaddis

    A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by William H. Gass.

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  • Theory of Prose
    Theory of Prose (English, Paperback) Viktor Shklovskii

    Theory of Prose is one of the twentieth century's most important works of literary theory. It not only anticipates structuralism and poststructuralism, but poses questions about the nature of fiction that are as provocative today as they were in the 1920s. Arguing that writers structure their materials according to artistic principals rather than from attempts to imitate "reality," Shklovsky uses...

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  • Eros the Bittersweet
    Eros the Bittersweet (English, Paperback) Anne Carson

    Epigrammatic, witty, ironic, and endlessly interesting, Eros is an utterly original book by an author whose acclaim has been steadily growing since the book was first published in 1986 by Johns Hopkins.

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  • Bouvard and Pecuchet
    Bouvard and Pecuchet (English, Paperback) Gustave Flaubert

    Although unfinished during his lifetime, Bouvard and Pécuchet is now considered to be one of Flaubert's greatest masterpieces.

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  • The Country Where No One Ever Dies
    The Country Where No One Ever Dies (English, Paperback) Ornela Vorpsi

    The spare, unsentimental first novel by an extraordinary new voice in world literature.

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  • The Great Fire of London
    The Great Fire of London (English, Paperback) Jacques Roubaud

    Part novel, part autobiography, The Great Fire of London is one of the great literary undertakings of our time. Both exasperating and moving, cherished by its readers, it has its origins in the author's attempt to come to terms with the death of his young wife Alix, whose presence both haunts and gives meaning to every page. Having failed to write his intended novel ("The Great Fire of London"),...

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  • The Bathroom
    The Bathroom (English, Paperback) Jean Toussaint

    "An original and significant writer, whose fiction can be as engaging as it is surprising."?The Times Literary Supplement

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  • Paradiso
    Paradiso (English, Paperback) Jose Lima

    A classic of modern literature, Paradiso was first published in Cuba in 1966. Written by Cuba's most important poet, it tells the story of Jose Cemi, who, in the wake of his father's death, comes of age in turn-of-the-century Cuba. Weaving the exhilarations and defeats of love into extraordinarily erotic verbal tapestries, Lezama Lima narrates Cemi's search for his dead father and for an...

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  • A Sentimental Journey
    A Sentimental Journey (English, Paperback) Viktor Shklovsky

    "One would be hard pressed to decide whether the book is more notable for what it says or for how it says it . . . Viktor Shklovsky's A Sentimental Journey is highly recommended."?Library Journal

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  • B Tarde
    B Tarde (English, Paperback) Violette Leduc

    An obsessive and revealing self-portrait of a remarkable woman humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance. La Batarde relates Violette Leduc's long search for her own identity through a series of agonizing and passionate love affairs with both men and women. When first published, La Batarde was compared to the work of Jean Genet for the frank depiction of sexual...

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  • Non-Memoirs
    Non-Memoirs (English, Paperback) Yuri Lotman

    One afternoon in December 1992, in Tartu, Estonia, Yuri Mikhailovich Lotman reluctantly sat down to dictate his memoirs to Elena Pogosian, his assistant, over a pot of tea. It was to be the first of twelve dictation sessions during which the initial draft of Non-Memoirs was created. The sessions were spread out over that winter and into the spring of 1993--the last spring of Lotman's life. The...

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  • The Field of Nonsense
    The Field of Nonsense (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Sewell

    This magnificent and witty study by an unrecognized innovator seeks to define and explore the nature of "nonsense" in literature. Relying mainly on readings of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, Elizabeth Sewell not only sets out plausible boundaries for what or does not constitutes gibberish, but elucidates just how much of what is considered "sensible" writing must rely on nonsense for its power....

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  • Key
    Key (English, Paperback) Mairtin O Cadhain

    In An Eochair (The Key), one of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's most Kafkaesque short stories (and one of his longest), J., a 'paper-keeper', one of the more junior civil servant positions, accidentally locks himself in his office when the key breaks in the lock. The story -- a mixture of satire, farce, black comedy and, ultimately, tragedy -- relates the efforts of J. and various other characters, his...

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