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  • Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson
    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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  • Romancer Erector by Diane Williams
    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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  • Homage to Czerny by Gert Jonke
    Homage to Czerny (English, Paperback) Gert Jonke

    Gert Jonke's prose ripples along like a piano étude, transcending itsmeticulously constructed sequences to transport the reader into animaginary world.

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  • Impossible Object by Nicholas Mosley
    Impossible Object (English, Hardback) Nicholas Mosley

    "The object of life is impossible; one cuts out fabrication and creates reality. A mirror is held to the back of the head and one's hand has to move the opposite way from what was intended." In these closing lines from Impossible Object, one has embodied both Nicholas Mosley's subject of love and imagination, as well as his unmatched lyric style. In eight carefully connected stories that are...

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  • Reticence by Jean Toussaint
    Reticence (English, Paperback) Jean Toussaint, John Lambert

    In Reticence, a man on vacation seems to be under surveillance. But it's far more pleasant to enjoy the Mediterranean than to look for answers, make deductions, or get upset?isn't it?

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  • Once Upon A Time - A Floating Opera by John Barth
    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 a 37-year-old man.

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  • Dust by Adrian Bravi
    Dust (English, Paperback) Adrian Bravi

    "Dust tells the story of a librarian terrified by the decay of the world around him. With the help of his wife, the librarian wages a futile war against the dust that coats his surroundings until one day Adrian Bravi, or a character very much like the author, arrives on the scene attesting to the very same fears of decay and decline. Drawing on the tradition of magical realism, this novel delves...

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  • Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson
    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 by Gustave Flaubert
    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 Great Fire of London by Jacques Roubaud
    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 Recognitions by William Gaddis
    The Recognitions (English, Paperback) William Gaddis

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

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  • The Jade Cabinet by Rikki Ducornet
    The Jade Cabinet (English, Paperback) Rikki Ducornet

    Made speechless by her eccentric father, the beautiful Etheria is traded for a piece of precious jade. Memory, her sister, tells her story, that of a childhood enlivened by Lewis Carroll and an orangutan named Dr. Johnson and envenomed by the pernicious courtship of Radulph Tubbs, Queen Victoria's own Dragon of Industry. The novel travels from Oxford to Egypt where one million ibis mummies wait to...

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  • The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein
    The Making of Americans (English, Paperback) Gertrude Stein

    "Essential for all literature collections . . . Several of Stein's titles returned to print in 1995, but none more important than The Making of Americans."?Library Journal

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  • The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien by Flann O'Brien
    The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien (English, Paperback) Flann O'Brien

    An unprecedented gathering of the correspondence of one of the great writers of twentieth century, the Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien presents an intimate look into the life and thought of Brian O'Nolan, a prolific author of novels, stories, sketches, and journalism who famously wrote and presented works to the reading public under a variety of pseudonyms. Spanning the years 1934 to 1966,...

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  • The Black Mountain Letters by Jonathan Creasy
    The Black Mountain Letters (English, Paperback) Jonathan Creasy

    "In The Black Mountain Letters, poet and scholar Jonathan Creasy breathes new life into one of the most important experiments in arts and education ever established in the United States. Through years of research into the life and legacy of Black Mountain College, Creasy has produced a unique book that brings together poems, prose, visual art, and archive material, illuminating the college's...

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  • Kvachi by Mikheil Javakhishvili
    Kvachi (English, Paperback) Mikheil Javakhishvili

    "This is, in brief, the story of a swindler: a Georgian Felix Krull, or perhaps a cynical Don Quixote, named Kvachi Kvachantiradze. He is a womanizer, cheat, perpetrator of insurance fraud, bank robber, associate of Rasputin, filmmaker, revolutionary, and pimp. Though originally denounced as pornographic, Kvachi's tale is one of the great classics of twentieth-century Georgian literature--and a...

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  • House of the Fortunate Buddhas by Joao Ribeiro
    House of the Fortunate Buddhas (English, Paperback) Joao Ribeiro, Clifford E. Landers

    Our anonymous narrator is a woman born in an era and a country that neither tolerated nor acknowledged female sexuality.

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

    The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.

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  • Law of Desire: Stories by Andrej Blatnik
    Law of Desire: Stories (English, Paperback) Andrej Blatnik

    Following on from his short story collection, "You Do Understand?," is this expansive collection of sixteen tales about "urban nomads" lost in a labyrinth of pop culture: "We go to the movies. We read books. We listen to music. No harm in that, but it's not real." A best-seller in Eastern Europe, "Law of Desire" is Blatnik at the height of his powers. He is one of the most respected and...

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  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Rilke
    The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (English, Paperback) Rainer Rilke, Burton Pike

    "Translator Burton Pike captures the edgy, haunting beauty of this little-known masterpiece."?O Magazine

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