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  • Journey into the Whirlwind
    Journey into the Whirlwind (English, Paperback) Evgenia Semenova Ginzburg

    Both witness to and victim of Stalin's reign of terror, a courageous woman tells the story of her harrowing eighteen-year odyssey through Russia's prisons and labor camps. Translated by Paul Stevenson and Max Hayward. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • Godfather of the Kremlin
    Godfather of the Kremlin (English, Paperback) Paul Klebnikov

    From nuclear superpower to impoverished nation, post-communist Russia has become one of the most corrupt regimes in the world. Paul Klebnikov pieces together the previous decade in Russian history, showing that a major piece of "the decline of Russia' puzzle lies in the meteoric business career of Boris Berezovsky....

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  • No Man is an Island
    No Man is an Island (English, Paperback) Thomas Merton

    The Trappist monk reflects upon important aspects of spiritual life.

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  • Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
    Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow (English, Paperback) Faiza Guene

    Disarmingly funny and fresh, Gune's debut novel is a hopeful, wise, and intimate portrait of Arab immigrant life, as it follows Doria, a 15-year-old Muslim French girl living in the infamous Paradise projects of suburban Paris.

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  • I Have the Right to Destroy Myself
    I Have the Right to Destroy Myself (English, Paperback) Young-ha Kim

    In the fast-paced urban landscape of Seoul, C and K are brothers who have fallen in love with the same woman - Se-yeon - who tears at both of them as they all try to find real connection in an atomized world. A spectral, nameless narrator haunts the edges of their lives as he tells of his work helping lost and hurting find escape through suicide.

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  • Men in Dark Times
    Men in Dark Times (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    Collection of essays which present portraits of individuals ranging from Rosa Luxemburg to Pope John XXIII who the author believes have illuminated "dark times"

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  • The Education of Hyman Kaplan
    The Education of Hyman Kaplan (English, Paperback) Leonard Q. Ross

    The humorous adventures of Hyman Kaplan, the irrepressible student at the american Night Preparatory School for Adults, and his personal war with the English language. A classic work of american humor.

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  • The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
    The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (English, Paperback) Luis Sepulveda

    In a remote river town deep in the Ecuadoran jungle, Antonio José Bolívar seeks refuge in amorous novels. But tourists and opportunists are making inroads into the area, and the balance of nature is making a dangerous shift. Translated by Peter Bush.

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  • The Good, the Bad, and Me
    The Good, the Bad, and Me (English, Paperback) Eli Wallach

    A memoir of an actor's life in the footlights and on camera, this volume tells the story of Eli Wallach on stage and screen. Beginning with his early days in Brooklyn and his college years in Texas, it follows Wallach's career as one of the earliest members of the famed Actors Studio, and a Tony Award winner.

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  • The Founding of New Societies
    The Founding of New Societies (English, Paperback) Louis Hartz

    Hartz elaborates his widly discussed "fragment theory" of new societies and projects some of its implications for the modern age.

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  • Christianity and Culture
    Christianity and Culture (English, Paperback) Professor T S Eliot

    Two long essays: ?The Idea of a Christian Society? on the direction of religious thought toward criticism of political and economic systems; and ?Notes towards the Definition of Culture? on culture, its meaning, and the dangers threatening the legacy of the Western world.

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  • The Castle of Crossed Destinies
    The Castle of Crossed Destinies (Multiple languages, Paperback) Italo Calvino

    A series of short, fantastic narratives inspired by fifteenth-century tarot cards and their archetypical images. Full-color and black-and-white reproductions of tarot cards. Translated by William Weaver.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf (English, Paperback) Dr Julia Briggs

    Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, dedicated to her art. Yet most writing about her still revolves around her social life and the Bloomsbury set. In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of Woolf's life, reads that life through her work, and mines the novels themselves...

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  • Chrysalis
    Chrysalis (English, Paperback) Kim Todd

    Today, an entomologist in a laboratory can gaze at a butterfly pupa with a microscope so powerful that the swirling cells on the pupa's skin look like a galaxy. She can activate a single gene or knock it out. What she can't do is discover how the insect behaves in its natural habitat?which means she doesn't know what steps to take to preserve it from extinction, nor how any particular gene may...

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  • The Diary of Anais Nin: Vol 4
    The Diary of Anais Nin: Vol 4 (English, Paperback) Anais Nin

    The author's experiences in Greenwich Village, where she defends young writers against the Establishment, and her trip across the country in an old Ford to California and Mexico. "[Nin is] one of the most extraordinary and unconventional writers of this century" (New York Times Book Review). Edited and with a Preface by Gunther Stuhlmann; Index.

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  • Drive
    Drive (English, Paperback) James Sallis

    A stunt driver for films, Driver also works as a wheelman for small robberies, but when a heist goes sour, a contract is put on his head and he must discover who has betrayed him.

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  • Disinherited Mind
    Disinherited Mind (English, Paperback) Erich Heller

    Heller examines the sense of values embodied in the works of key German writers and thinkers from Goethe to Kafka, particularly the consciousness of life's depreciation.

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  • A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer
    A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer (English, Paperback) Christine Schutt

    A compelling anthology of short fiction by the acclaimed author of Florida and Nightwork includes stories that go behind the doors of the home to reveal the complexities of human relationships, in a volume that includes such tales as "Young," "See Amid the Winter's Snow," "They Turn Their Bodies into Spears," and others. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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  • Roger Fry: a Biography
    Roger Fry: a Biography (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf's only true biography, written to commemorate a devoted friend and one of the most renowned art critics of this century, who helped to bring the Postimpressionist movement from France to England and America. Index; illustrations.

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  • An Ocean of Air
    An Ocean of Air (English, Paperback) Gabrielle Walker

    A study of Earth's atmosphere traces a journey of scientific discovery, from the Renaissance scientist who realized that we live at the bottom of a dense ocean of air, to a well-meaning inventor who nearly destroys the ozone layer.

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