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  • The Practicing Stoic by Ward Farnsworth
    The Practicing Stoic (English, Hardback) Ward Farnsworth

    "A philosophical user's manual"--Jacket.

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  • The Geography of the Imagination by Guy Davenport
    The Geography of the Imagination (English, Paperback) Guy Davenport

    In the 40 essays that constitute this collection, Guy Davenport, one of America's major literary critics, elucidates a range of literary history, encompassing literature, art, philosophy and music, from the ancients to the grand old men of modernism.

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  • Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
    Missing Person (English, Paperback) Patrick Modiano

    For ten years Guy Roland has lived without a past. His current life and name were given to him by his recently retired boss, Hutte, who welcomed him, a one-time client, into his detective agency. Guy makes full use of Hutte's files - directories, yearbooks, and papers of all kinds going back half a century - but leads to his former life are few. Could he really be that person in a photograph, a...

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  • West of Rome by John Fante
    West of Rome (English, Paperback) John Fante

    West of Rome's two novellas, "My Dog Stupid" and "The Orgy," fulfill the promise of their rousing titles. The latter novella opens with virtuoso description: "His name was Frank Gagliano, and he did not believe in God. He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade-a left-handed bricklayer. Like my father, Frank came from Torcella Peligna, a cliff-hugging town in the...

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  • Full of Life by John Fante
    Full of Life (English, Paperback) John Fante

    In the definitive biography of John Fante, English and film studies professor Stephen Cooper explores the life of a man whose muse was Los Angeles.

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  • The Last Giants by Francois Place
    The Last Giants (English, Paperback) Francois Place $14.94
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  • Bear by Marian Engel
    Bear (English, Paperback) Marian Engel

    A mousy librarian is called to a remote Canadian island to inventory the estate of a secretive Colonel whose most surprising secret is a bear who keeps the librarian company--shocking company.

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  • Primitive Technology by David Wescott
    Primitive Technology (English, Paperback) David Wescott

    Have You Ever Longed To Return To A Past Where Humanity's Greatest Concern Was Survival, When Our Hands Created Life's Necessities, When The Land's Raw Provisions Were The Materials With Which We Created Warmth, Shelter, Food, and Tools--A Time Before We Lost Our Bond With The Wilderness? Primitive Technology Helps Build A Bridge Between The Ancient Past and Our Modern Lives, Putting Us In...

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  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    The Secret Garden (English, Hardback) Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

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  • Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric by Ward Farnsworth
    Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric (English, Paperback) Ward Farnsworth

    Not only educational, but delightful.-David Mamet

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  • The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy
    The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (English, Paperback) Will Cuppy, William Steig

    Originally published: New York: Holt, 1950.

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  • Why We Make Things and Why It Matters by Peter Korn
    Why We Make Things and Why It Matters (English, Paperback) Peter Korn

    Our idea of the craftsman as an independent, creative individual dates back to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Romantic as that image may be, the status and income of a practicing "craftsman," whether boat builder, potter, weaver, or woodworker, has always been tenuous, and remains so to this day. As much as we might covet or...

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  • To Kill a Child by Stig Dagerman
    To Kill a Child (English, Paperback) Stig Dagerman

    Stig Dagerman (1923-1954) is regarded as the most talented young writer of the Swedish post-war generation. By the 1940s, his fiction, plays, and journalism had catapulted him to the forefront of Swedish letters. This selection, containing a number of new translations of Dagerman's stories, is unified by the theme of the loss of innocence.

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  • Hamlet's Mill by Giorgio De Santillana
    Hamlet's Mill (English, Paperback) Giorgio De Santillana, Hertha Von Dechend

    A work of scientific and philosophical inquiry, in which, the authors track world myths to a common origin in early man's descriptions of cosmological activity, arguing that these remnants of ancient astronomy, suppressed by the Greeks and Romans and then forgotten, were really a form of pre-literate science.

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  • Where I Live Now by Lucia Berlin
    Where I Live Now (English, Paperback) Lucia Berlin

    Homesick (1990) and So Long (1993), her immensely popular short story collections, established Lucia Berlin as the Sister of Mercy of contemporary fiction. In Where I Live Now, Berlin once again contemplates the human condition with a compassionate understanding. Berlin's vision is sometimes remorseful, sometimes resigned, always courageous and unmisgiving.The elusive nature of happiness is a...

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  • Wedding Worries by Stig Dagerman
    Wedding Worries (English, Paperback) Stig Dagerman

    In Dagerman's last novel, by many considered his best, he returns to the setting and the people of his childhood farm. The novel takes place during the day, and night, when the young daughter on the farm marries the considerably older village butcher. In a burlesque and often comical style, reminiscent of Faulkner, Dagerman explores the eternal themes of existential loneliness and a longing for...

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  • Double Trouble in Bugland by William Kotzwinkle
    Double Trouble in Bugland (English, Paperback) William Kotzwinkle, Joe Servello

    Inspector Mantis and Dr. Hopper exercise their powers of deduction as they face more deadly foes than ever in these four tales of mystery and murder in Bugland.

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  • The Winter Father by Andre Dubus
    The Winter Father (English, Paperback) Andre Dubus

    While the title novella of Dubus's "Finding a Girl in America"returns to the somewhat off-the-rails literary life of Hank Allison, the collection's opening story strikes a much darker tone: "Killings"-the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film "In the Bedroom"-is a swift tale of revenge that leaves readers wondering what they might do in the name of family love....

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  • A Farmer's Alphabet by Mary Azarian
    A Farmer's Alphabet (English, Paperback) Mary Azarian

    An alphabet book of woodcuts featuring activities and objects associated with New England farm life, from Apple, Barn, Cow through aX, Yawn, Zinnia.

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  • Factotum by Charles Bukowski
    Factotum (English, Paperback) Charles Bukowski

    Henry Chinaski, an outcast, loner, and hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another, and from one bottle to the next. Reprint. (An IFC film, directed by Bent Hamer, written by Bent Hamer & Jim Stark, releasing August 2006, starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, & Marisa Tomei) (General Fiction)

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