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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 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 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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  • La traduction dans tous ses etats by David Bellos
    La traduction dans tous ses etats (French, Paperback) David Bellos Currently Unavailable More details
  • 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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  • 53 Days by Georges Perec
    53 Days (English, Hardback) Georges Perec

    Georges Perec, the celebrated author of Life A User's Manual (Godine, 1987), was working on this "literary thriller" at the time of his death. He had completed only 11 chapters of a planned 28, but left extensive drafts and notes supplying the rest of the mystery, as well as numerous twists and subplots. From these, Harry Mathews and Jacques Roubaud have assembled the elements of the unfinished...

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

    Two trailblazing novels by Georges Perec, Things: Jerome and Sylvie, the young upwardly mobile couple, lust for the good life. They wanted life's enjoyment, but this equated to ownership. A Man Asleep: A nameless student attempts to purify himself entirely of material desires and ambitions.

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  • On Leave by Daniel Anselme
    On Leave (Hardback) Daniel Anselme

    Lays bare the darkest moment of France's post-war history. This book presents a timeless evocation of what the history books can never record: the shame and terror felt by men returning home from war.

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  • Georges Perec: A Life in Words by David Bellos
    Georges Perec: A Life in Words (English, Paperback) David Bellos

    "It's hard to see how anyone is ever going to better this User's Manual to the life of Georges Perec" - Gilbert Adair, Sunday TimesWinner of the Prix Goncourt for Biography, 1994George Perec (1936-82) was one of the most significant European writers of the twentieth century and undoubtedly the most versatile and innovative writer of his generation.

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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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  • On Leave by Daniel Anselme
    On Leave (Paperback) Daniel Anselme

    Deals with the darkest moment of France's post-war history. Full of sympathy and feeling, this book is about the shame and terror felt by men returning home from war.

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  • Portrait Of A Man by Georges Perec
    Portrait Of A Man (English, Hardback) Georges Perec

    The recently discovered first novel by the world famous author of Life: A User's Manual and A Void. Establishing themes that would resonate throughout his writing, Perec tells the story of a forger and killer, in an apt coda to one of the brightest literary careers of the twentieth century.

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  • Chronicle In Stone by Ismail Kadare
    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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  • Dear Reader by Paul Fournel
    Dear Reader (English, Paperback) Paul Fournel

    Old schoolpublisher 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

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

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  • Portrait Of A Man by Georges Perec
    Portrait Of A Man (English, Paperback) Georges Perec

    The recently discovered first novel by the world famous author of Life: A User's Manual and A Void

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  • Zola and the Victorians by Eileen Horne
    Zola and the Victorians (English, Hardback) Eileen Horne

    The true story of the English publisher who dared to bring the works of Emile Zola to a Victorian audience, and paid a heavy price.

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