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  • Letters on Cezanne
    Letters on Cezanne (Multiple languages, Paperback) Rainer Rilke

    02 Rilke's prayerful responses to the french master's beseeching art...

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  • The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: "The Judge and His Hangman" and "Suspicion"
    The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: "The Judge and His Hangman" and "Suspicion" (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    This volume offers bracing new translations of two precursors to the modern detective novel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, whose genre-bending mysteries recall the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipate the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Both mysteries follow Inspector Barlach as he moves through worlds in which the distinction between crime and...

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  • In the House of My Fear
    In the House of My Fear (English, Paperback) Joel Agee

    In the spring of 1964, Joel Agee, not quite at home in his native New York (having spent much of his boyhood and youth behind the Iron Curtain), accidentally ingests a sizeable dose of LSD. All at once he is thrown from the precincts of bohemian normalcy into a whirl of bizarre synchronicities, symbols and omens. Nothing is ever the same again. Thirty years later a sobered Joel Agee sets himself the task of recounting his adventures. He begins as a memoirist, but the truth he is seeking is not just that of memory. This book is a rescue mission ? to find the ghosts of his past he must write his way into the house of his fear.

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  • Friedrich Durrenmatt: Essays v. 3
    Friedrich Durrenmatt: Essays v. 3 (English, Hardback) Freidrich Durrenmatt

    The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921?90) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. Yet outside Europe, this prolific author is primarily known for only one work,The Visit. With these long-awaited translations of...

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  • In the House of My Fear
    In the House of My Fear (English, Hardback) Joel Agee

    In the spring of 1964, Joel Agee, not quite at home in his native New York (having spent much of his youth behind the Iron Curtain), accidentally ingests a sizeable dose of LSD. He is thrown from the precincts of bohemian normalcy into a whirl of bizarre synchronicities, symbols, and omens. His brilliant, mentally ill younger brother is descending into a psychic netherworld without chemical inducement, and the culture at large is undergoing a mutation of its own. A small inheritance comes Joel's way. Together with his wife and their infant daughter, he emigrates in search of kindred souls. On the way, a fantastic project takes root in his imagination: to exorcize his brother's madness by transforming his own consciousness, first with ?acid,? then in a quest for enlightenment under the tutelage of spiritual teachers. Thirty years later, a sobered Joel Agee sets himself the task of recounting his adventures. Somewhere, he knows, the ghosts of past terrors?his own and his brother's, who died by his own hand at the age of twenty-seven?are still trapped and crying for release. To find them, to save them, he must write his way into the house of his fear.

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  • The Pledge
    The Pledge (English, Paperback) Freidrich Durrenmatt, Joel Agee

    Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and the detective who promises the victim's mother he will find the perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer?with all the patience of a master fisherman. But cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge. Here...

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  • Twelve Years
    Twelve Years (English, Paperback) Joel Agee

    Joel Agee, the son of James Agee, was raised for 12 years in East Germany, where his stepfather, the novelist Bodo Uhse, was a member of the privileged communist intelligentsia. This is the story of how young Joel failed to become a good communist, becoming instead a fine writer.

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  • The End
    The End (English, Paperback) Hans Erich Nossack

    Translated into English for the first time, "The End" is a searing firsthand account of the Allied firebombing of Hamburg and a rare German perspective on the devastation.

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  • The Assignment
    The Assignment (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    The wife of a psychiatrist has been raped and killed near a desert ruin in North Africa. Her husband hires a woman named F to reconstruct the unsolved crime in a documentary film. F is soon thrust into a paranoid world of international espionage where everyone is watched - including the watchers.

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  • Friedrich Durrenmatt: Fictions v. 2
    Friedrich Durrenmatt: Fictions v. 2 (English, Hardback) Freidrich Durrenmatt

    The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921?90) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. Yet outside Europe, this prolific author is primarily known for only one work,The Visit. With these long-awaited translations of...

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  • The End
    The End (English, Hardback) Hans Erich Nossack

    Translated into English for the first time, "The End" is a searing firsthand account of the Allied firebombing of Hamburg and a rare German perspective on the devastation.

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  • The Execution of Justice (English, Paperback) Friedrich Durrenmatt

    When Zurich multimillionaire and local politician Isaak Kohler shoots a professor to death in broad daylight for no apparent reason, he cheerfully accepts his 20-year prison sentence. Yet, despite the fact that there were witnesses aplenty, he enlists Spat, a down-and-out lawyer, to investigate the crime, ordering him to pretend that someone else, now at large, committed it. Through luck and...

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  • Friedrich Deurrenmatt: Plays v. 1
    Friedrich Deurrenmatt: Plays v. 1 (English, Hardback) Freidrich Durrenmatt

    The Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921?90) was one of the most important literary figures of the second half of the twentieth century. During the years of the cold war, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. Yet outside Europe, this prolific author is primarily known for only one work, The Visit. With these long-awaited translations of...

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