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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Collected Stories by John Barth
    Collected Stories (English, Hardback) John Barth

    When Lost in the Funhouse appeared in 1968, American fiction was turned on its head. Not only did the book reach a popular audience, but it also became a staple of what was being read in universities across America. Suddenly there was a "new kind of fiction" being written and read, and at least for some short while became the standard of what fiction is. Barth's fiction wasn't a response to the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I'm an Old Commie! by Dan Lungu
    I'm an Old Commie! (English, Paperback) Dan Lungu

    Emilia, a pensioner in northern Romania, is forced to confront the nostalgic illusions she nurtures as a reaction to the grim post-communist present when her daughter, now living in Canada, telephones urging her not to vote for the former communists in upcoming elections. Determined to discover in her own mind why ?things were better back then,' she explores her memories of growing up in an...

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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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  • Homesick by Eshkol Nevo
    Homesick (English, Paperback) Eshkol Nevo, Sondra Silverston

    Moving from character to character, perspective to perspective, Homesick is a complex and moving portrait of parallel lives and failing love in a time of permanent war.

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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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  • Television by Jean Toussaint
    Television (English, Paperback) Jean Toussaint

    "Wonderful . . . Toussaint is a genuinely funny writer."?Kirkus Reviews

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  • Barley Patch by Gerald Murnane
    Barley Patch (English, Paperback) Gerald Murnane

    Discover the Australian novelist ranked by Ladbrokes as a top-five contender for the 2010 Nobel Prize.

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  • Brecht at Night by Mati Unt
    Brecht at Night (English, Paperback) Mati Unt

    "One of the most influential modernist, and latterly postmodernist, authors in Estonia."--Context

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

    The Human Country collects all of Mathews's shorter fiction, including the early stories from Country Cooking, the mid-career stories from The American Experience, and ten recent, previously uncollected pieces that are every bit as brilliant and surprising. These stories include "The Broadcast," in which the narrator learns from a radio program that everything he needs in life should fit into one...

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  • The Arts of the Beautiful by Etienne Gilson
    The Arts of the Beautiful (English, Paperback) Etienne Gilson

    Etienne Gilson addresses the idea that "art is the making of beauty for beauty's own sake." By distinguishing between aesthetics, which promotes art as a form of knowledge, and philosophy, which focuses on the presence of the artist's own talent or genius, Gilson maintains that art belongs to a different category entirely, the category of "making." Gilson's intellectually stimulating meditation on...

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