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  • Pietr the Latvian
    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?
    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
    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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  • Three by 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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  • The Siege
    The Siege (English, Paperback) Ismail Kadare

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

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  • The File On H
    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
    Chronicle In Stone (Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    An early masterpiece from the inaugural winner of the International Man Booker Prize with an introduction by James Wood.

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  • The Successor
    The Successor (English, Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    Tyranny in Tirana, a novel from the inaugural Man Booker International Prize winner based on the final days of Enver Hoxha.

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

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

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

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

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  • Spring Flowers, Spring Frost
    Spring Flowers, Spring Frost (English, Paperback) Ismail Kadare

    In a small town at the foot of the northern highlands in Albania, a decade after the fall of the Communist regime, the harsh blood-for-blood law of the fearsome Kanun mountain folk is emerging from hibernation, like everything else that was forbidden under the fifty years of Communist rule. Mysterious happenings that are two thousand years old, two centuries old, or even just two years old reemerge in daily life. The marriage of a girl and a snake is not just a legend but a news item?a cyclical event that is as much part of the modern world as of the ancient one. Set against this Kafkaesque backdrop, a simple and sensual love story between a painter and a young woman stands out as light against dark.With its rich and somber story of local traditions and universal themes, Spring Flowers, Spring Frost is a masterpiece belonging to Kadare's purest classical vein. 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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  • Life
    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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  • The Pyramid
    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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  • Balzac: Old Goriot
    Balzac: Old Goriot (English, Paperback) David Bellos

    This up-to-date account of the composition, structure, and achievement of Balzac's novel provides readers with the literary and historical knowledge needed to make sense of the text. Professor Bellos explains how Balzac challenged prevailing 19th-century expectations of what novels should be like.

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  • The Novel of the Century
    The Novel of the Century (English, CD-Audio) David Bellos

    The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel.

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  • The Novel of the Century
    The Novel of the Century (English, CD-Audio) David Bellos

    The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel.

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  • The File on H.
    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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  • Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
    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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  • Thoughts of Sorts
    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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  • Twilight of the Eastern Gods
    Twilight of the Eastern Gods (English, Hardback) Ismail Kadare

    One of the earliest novels from Man Booker International Prize-winner Ismail Kadare, in English for the first time

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