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  • Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon
    Pietr the Latvian (English, Paperback) Georges Simenon

    Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel's atmosphere could not assimilate. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn't have a moustache and he didn't wear heavy boots. His clothes were well cut and made of fairly light worsted.

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  • Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos
    Is That a Fish in Your Ear? (English, Paperback) David Bellos

    How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and makes us who we are.

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  • Plague, Fall, Exile And The Kingdom And Selected Essays by Albert Camus
    Plague, Fall, Exile And The Kingdom And Selected Essays (Hardback) Albert Camus

    Once overshadowed by Sartre, Camus has proved the more durable of the two most celebrated French writer-philosophers of the last century. This collection of his work makes the reasons for his survival self-evident. In prose of bleak but piercing clarity, Camus cuts to the heart of each story he tells. After The Outsider (also published in Everyman) The Plague is his most powerful novel, at once an...

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  • The Ghost Rider by Ismail Kadare
    The Ghost Rider (English, Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    A classic medieval mystery from the winner of the inaugural Man Booker Prize

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  • Three by Perec by Georges Perec
    Three by Perec (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Perec has rightfully assumed his position in the pantheon of truly original writers of the past century. Godine has issued all but one is his books in this country, including his masterpiece Life A User's Manual. Here, in one volume, are three "easy pieces" by the master of the verbal firecracker and Gallic wit. The novella "The Exeter Text" contains all those E's that were omitted from A Void...

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  • W, or the Memory of Childhood by Georges Perec
    W, or the Memory of Childhood (Multiple languages, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Relates the horrific twin tales of a fragile boyhood in occupied France and of the mysterious island of W, a remote place near Chile where athletes undergo horrible competitions.

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  • Hope and Memory by Tzvetan Todorov
    Hope and Memory (English, Paperback) Tzvetan Todorov

    Both a political history and a moral critique of the twentieth century, this is a personal and impassioned book from one of Europe's most outstanding intellectuals. Identifying totalitarianism as the major innovation of the twentieth century, Tzvetan Todorov examines the struggle between this system and democracy and its effects on human life and consciousness....

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  • The Novel of the Century by Professor of French Studies David Bellos
    The Novel of the Century (English, Hardback) Professor of French Studies David Bellos

    A narrative account of the story behind Victor Hugo's literary masterpiece describes how he wrote the book under violent conditions and during exile, the considerable measures that were required for its publication, and its various stage and screen interpretations.

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  • Jacques Tati His Life & Art by David Bellos
    Jacques Tati His Life & Art (English, Paperback) David Bellos

    This biography charts Tati's rise and fall, from his earliest beginnings as a music hall mime during the Depression, to the success of Jour de Fete and Mon Oncle, to Playtime, the grandiose masterpiece that left the once celebrated director bankrupt and begging for equipment to complete his final films.

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  • The Novel of the Century by Professor of French Studies David Bellos
    The Novel of the Century (English, Paperback) Professor of French Studies David Bellos

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice ...

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  • The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise by Georges Perec
    The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    Recounts an employee's attempt to ask for a salary increase.

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  • Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by Professor of French Studies David Bellos
    Is That a Fish in Your Ear? (English, Paperback) Professor of French Studies David Bellos

    An NBCC Award and Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist...

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  • Dear Reader by Paul Fournel
    Dear Reader (English, Paperback) Paul Fournel

    Old-school publisher meets e-reader: chaos ensues

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  • Twilight of the Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare
    Twilight of the Eastern Gods (English, Hardback) Ismail Kadare

    A fictionalized recreation of the author's experiences as a student at the prestigious Gorky Institute for World Literature describes the school's descent into a dangerously Socialist Realist aesthetic that almost caused him to abandon writing altogether.

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  • Life by Georges Perec
    Life (Multiple languages, Paperback) Georges Perec

    "Originally published in French in 1978 as La Vie mode d'emploi by Editions Hachette Litterature, Paris"--T.p. verso.

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  • Thoughts of Sorts by Georges Perec
    Thoughts of Sorts (Hardback) Georges Perec

    Perec was a leading exponent of French literary surrealism who found humour - and pathos - in the human need for classification. Thoughts of Sorts is itself unclassifiable, a unique collection of philosophical riffs on his obsession with lists, puzzles, catalogues, and taxonomies. Introduced by Margaret Drabble.

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  • Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere by Georges Perec
    Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere (English, Hardback) Georges Perec

    "Originally published in French as Le condottiaere, A 2012 by aEditions du Seuil"--Title page verso.

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  • The File on H. by Ismail Kadare
    The File on H. (English, Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    In the mid-1930s, two Irish Americans travel to the Albanian highlands with an early model of a marvelous invention, the tape recorder. Their mission? To discover how Homer could have composed works as brilliant and as long as The Iliad and The Odyssey without ever putting pen to paper. The answer, they believe, can be found only in Albania, the last remaining habitat of the oral epic. But immediately upon their arrival, the scholars' seemingly arcane research excites suspicion and puts them at the center of ethnic strife in the Balkans. Mistaken for foreign spies, they are placed under surveillance and are dogged by gossip and intrigue. It isn't until a fierce-eyed monk from the Serbian side of the mountains makes his appearance that the scholars glimpse the full political import of their search for the key to the Homeric question. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction?novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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  • The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise by Georges Perec
    The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise (English, Hardback) Georges Perec

    Never-before-published fiction by the master novelist, this darkly funny, subversive story is also a profound examination of the psychology of the worker and the workplace.

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  • The File On H by Ismail Kadare
    The File On H (Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    Two Irish-American scholars from Harvard journey to Albania in the 1930s with a tape recorder (a 'new fangled' invention) in order to record the last genuinely oral epic singers.

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