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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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  • 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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  • A Sentimental Novel by Alain Robbe
    A Sentimental Novel (English, Paperback) Alain Robbe

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Suicide by Edouard Leve
    Suicide (English, Paperback) Edouard Leve

    Edouard Levé delivered the manuscript for his final book, Suicide, just a few days before he took his own life.

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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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  • 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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  • Zundel's Exit by Markus Werner
    Zundel's Exit (English, Paperback) Markus Werner, Michael Hoffman

    Scrounged from his notebooks and hearsay, this is the story of a schoolteacher named Konrad Zündel: a philosopher, a wanna-be writer; scattered, self-conscious, glum, anxious, unlucky, discontent . . . At the end of his rope, he decides to flee his workaday life at all costs, only to find escape always a little beyond his reach. Zündel's Exit is a Chaplinesque comedy of disintegration, never knowing if it's coming or going.

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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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  • A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kis
    A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (English, Paperback) Danilo Kis

    "Kis is one of the handful of incontestably major writers of the second half of the century . . . Danilo Kis preserves the honor of literature."?Partisan Review

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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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  • Zoo, or Letters Not About Love by Viktor Shklovskii
    Zoo, or Letters Not About Love (English, Paperback) Viktor Shklovskii

    While living in exile in Berlin, the formidable literary critic Viktor Shklovsky fell in love with Elsa Triolet. He fell into the habit of sending Elsa several letters a day, a situation she accepted under one condition: he was forbidden to write about love. Zoo, or Letters Not about Love is an epistolary novel born of this constraint, and although the brilliant and playful letters contained here...

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  • The family of Pascal Duarte
    The family of Pascal Duarte (Multiple languages, Paperback)

    "After Don Quixote, probably the most widely read novel in Spanish."?The New York Times

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  • Accident by Nicholas Mosley
    Accident (English, Paperback) Nicholas Mosley

    "Accident," Nicholas Mosley's brilliantly conceived and efficiently structured novel about Oxford University and environs, is a prose poem about marriage and infidelity, as well as the relationship between writing and existence, imagination and action. It is a study of the games academics play both with their students and with themselves, on campus and off, in bed or on the cricket fields or...

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  • The Human Country by Harry Mathews
    The Human Country (English, Paperback) Harry Mathews

    Available For The First Time In One Volume, The Very Best Of Mathews's Short Fiction; This expertly designed original paperback presents a comprehensive collection of internationally renowned poet and novelist Harry Mathews' short prose. From the hilarious 'The Broadcast, ' in which the narrator learns from a radio program that everything he needs in life should fit into one sock, to 'Calibration...

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  • Nobodaddy's Children by Arno Schmidt
    Nobodaddy's Children (English, Paperback) Arno Schmidt

    Early fiction of one of the most daring and influential writers of postwar Germany, a man often called the German James Joyce due to the linguistic inventiveness of his fiction.

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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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  • Passages by Ann Quin
    Passages (English, Paperback) Ann Quin

    A poetic book of voices, landscapes and the passing of time, Ann Quin's finely wrought novel reflects the multiple meanings of the very word "passages." Two characters move through the book--a woman in search of her brother, and her lover (a masculine reflection of herself) in search of himself. The form of the novel, reflecting the schizophrenia of the characters, is split into two sections--a...

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