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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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  • 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

    Darkly funny account of the office worker's mindset by the celebrated French novelist...

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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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  • 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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  • The Pyramid by Ismail Kadare
    The Pyramid (Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    When the new Egyptian Pharaoh decrees that he does not want a pyramid built in his honour his advisers are aghast. So the Pharaoh agrees to the construction of a pyramid colossal beyond imagining, an edifice that crushes dozens of people as each block is added and which inexorably drains the lifeblood from the country.

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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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  • Chronicle In Stone by Ismail Kadare
    Chronicle In Stone (English, Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    An early masterpiece from the inaugural winner of the International Man Booker Prize.

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  • The Siege by Ismail Kadare
    The Siege (English, Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    Compelling historical fiction from one of the world's greatest living writers

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

    Guaranteed to send shock waves through the literary community, Perec's W tells two parallel stories. The first is autobiographical, describing the author's wartime boyhood. The second tale, denser, more disturbing, more horrifying, is the allegorical story of W, a mythical island off Tierra del Fuego, governed by the thrall of the Olympic "ideal," where losers are tortured and winners held in...

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

    In 1958, Kadare was selected to pursue his writing and literary studies as a graduate student in Moscow at the prestigious Gorky Institute for World Literature.Twilight of the Eastern Gods is Kadare's fictionalized recreation of his time spent at this "factory of the intellect," a place created to produce a new generation of poets, novelists, and playwrights, all adhering to the state-sanctioned...

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

    Old-school publisher meets e-reader: chaos ensues

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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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