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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Georges Perec: A Life in Words by David Bellos
    Georges Perec: A Life in Words (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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  • The Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary
    The Roots of Heaven (English, Paperback) Romain Gary Currently Unavailable More details
  • Journal by Helene Berr
    Journal (Paperback) Helene Berr

    From April 1942 to March 1944, Helene Berr, a recent graduate of the Sorbonne, kept a journal that is both an intensely moving, intimate, harrowing, appalling document and a text of astonishing literary maturity.

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

    Old schoolpublisher meets e-reader: chaos ensues...

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