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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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  • Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Europeana by Patrik Ourednik
    Europeana (English, Paperback) Patrik Ourednik

    Patrik Ouredník's first novel to be translated into English is a unique version of the history of the twentieth century.

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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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  • Man + Book by Nicholas Wadley
    Man + Book (English, Paperback) Nicholas Wadley

    Man + Book is a wordless meditation on the word. In one picture after another, Nicholas Wadley (Man + Doctor, Cézanne and His Art) sketches the various permutations of the relationship between man and book.

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  • The Family of Pascual Duarte by Camilo Cela
    The Family of Pascual Duarte (English, Paperback) Camilo Cela

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

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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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  • Something Black by Jacques Roubaud
    Something Black (English, Paperback) Jacques Roubaud

    Written in the years following the sudden death of Roubaud's wife, Some Thing Black is a profound and moving transcription of loss, mourning, grief, and the attempts to face honestly and live with the consequences of death, the ever-present not-there-ness of the person who was/is loved.

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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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  • Castle to Castle by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
    Castle to Castle (English, Paperback) Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Ralph Manheim

    With an undercurrent of sensual excitement, Céline paints an almost unbearably vivid picture of society and the human condition.

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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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  • Netanya by Dror Burstein
    Netanya (English, Paperback) Dror Burstein

    Netanya is a fascinating blend ofreminiscence, fiction, and amateur science, seeking to convey not only apersonal story but the big picture in which the saga of life on Earth and ofthe stars that surround it have the same status as anecdotes about one's auntsand uncles. With a tip of the hat to W. G. Sebald and Yoel Hoffmann, Netanya seeks to transform human historyinto an intimate family story, and demonstrates how the mind at play can bringa little warmth into a cold universe.

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