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  • Zama by Antonio Di Benedetto
    Zama (English, Paperback) Antonio Di Benedetto, Esther Allen

    Don Diego de Zama, a lowly Spanish crown servant, is posted to a remote Paraguay capital and plots a transfer to Buenos Aires, as he sinks into despair, torn by petty grudges, loneliness, and paranoia.

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  • The Skin by Curzio Malaparte
    The Skin (English, Paperback) Curzio Malaparte

    "'It is a shameful thing to win a war.' The reliably unorthodox Curzio Malaparte's own service as an Italian liaison officer with the Allies during the invasion of Italy was the basis for this searing and surreal novel, in which the contradictions inherent in any attempt to simultaneously conquer and liberate a people beset the triumphant but ingenuous American forces as they make their way up the...

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  • The Peregrine by J. A. Baker
    The Peregrine (English, Paperback) J. A. Baker, Robert MacFarlane

    From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of their prey, making a kill, eating, and at rest, activities he describes with an extraordinary fusion of precision and poetry. And as he continued his...

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  • The Gate by Natsume Soseki
    The Gate (English, Paperback) Natsume Soseki

    An NYRB Classics Original...

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  • Berlin Stories by Robert Walser
    Berlin Stories (English, Paperback) Robert Walser

    Presents a collection of short stories reflecting on the social and cultural life of Berlin.

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  • Memoirs Of A Revolutionary by Victor Serge
    Memoirs Of A Revolutionary (English, Paperback) Victor Serge

    Recounts the life Victor Serge in his own words as an artist, author, and activist from his childhood influences, his political activism, his role in the Russian Revolution, and the end of his life in Mexico.

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  • The Gallery by John Horne Burns
    The Gallery (English, Paperback) John Horne Burns

    Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where soldiers and civilians come together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. One of the first to look directly at gay life in the military, The Gallery surveys the devastated world left behind by what Paul Fussell calls "the worst war in history."

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  • Speedboat by Renata Adler
    Speedboat (English, Paperback) Renata Adler

    Gives voice to the experiences and feelings of discontinuity in modern life through a series of vignettes which follow the life and travels of Jen Fain, a beautiful and intelligent journalist.

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  • The Invention Of Morel by Adolfo Bioy-Casares
    The Invention Of Morel (English, Paperback) Adolfo Bioy-Casares

    Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of The Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy's novella is a story of suspense and exploration, as well as a wonderfully unlikely romance, in which every detail is at once crystal clear and deeply mysterious....

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  • A Memoir Of The Warsaw Uprising by Miron Bialoszewski
    A Memoir Of The Warsaw Uprising (English, Paperback) Miron Bialoszewski

    The great Polish poet Miron Bialoszewski was twenty-two on August 1, 1944, when he went on an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the city revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism but ended tragically sixty-three days later. The Nazis fought back ruthlessly, reducing Warsaw to rubble...

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  • The Human Comedy by Honore de Balzac
    The Human Comedy (English, Paperback) Honore de Balzac

    Shares nine tales that appeared in the nineteenth-century author's multi-volume "The Human Comedy," including the story "Adieu," in which a soldier brings a memory to life to win his lover back from madness.

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  • A Schoolboy's Diary by Robert Walser
    A Schoolboy's Diary (English, Paperback) Robert Walser

    Presents a collection of short stories dealing with the complexities and contradictions of everyday life in Germany prior to World War II.

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  • Sunflower by Gyula Krudy
    Sunflower (English, Paperback) Gyula Krudy

    Gyula Krúdy is a marvelous writer who haunted the taverns of Budapest and lived on its streets while turning out a series of mesmerizing, revelatory novels that are among the masterpieces of modern literature. Krúdy conjures up a world that is entirely his own?dreamy, macabre, comic, and erotic?where urbane sophistication can erupt without warning into passion and madness....

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  • That Awful Mess On The Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda
    That Awful Mess On The Via Merulana (English, Paperback) Carlo Emilio Gadda

    In a large apartment house in central Rome, two crimes are committed within a matter of days: a burglary, in which a good deal of money and precious jewels are taken, and a murder, as a young woman whose husband is out of town is found with her throat cut. Called in to investigate, melancholy Detective Ciccio, a secret admirer of the murdered woman and a friend of her husband's, discovers that...

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  • In The Heart Of The Heart Of The... by William H. Gass
    In The Heart Of The Heart Of The... (English, Paperback) William H. Gass

    Collects two novellas and three short stories depicting love, misfortune, and the challenge of midwestern life.

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  • My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley
    My Dog Tulip (English, Paperback) J. R. Ackerley, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Presents a sentimental and sometimes amusing portrait of a man's life with his favorite dog, an Alsatian named Tulip.

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  • The Late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello
    The Late Mattia Pascal (English, Paperback) Luigi Pirandello

    Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life - only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too...

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  • Basti by Intizar Husain
    Basti (English, Paperback) Intizar Husain

    Zakir lives in a paradise where everyone and everything is in harmony, until one day he wakens to a world in the midst of spiritual and national crisis.

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  • On Being Blue by William H. Gass
    On Being Blue (English, Paperback) William H. Gass

    Offers an extended essay pondering the color blue and its many associations.

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  • Pitch Dark by Renata Adler
    Pitch Dark (English, Paperback) Renata Adler

    ""What's new. What else. What next. What's happened here." Pitch Dark, Renata Adler's follow-up to her prizewinning novel Speedboat, is a book of questions. It is also a book of false starts, red herrings, misunderstandings, and all-too-fleeting revelations. Kate Ennis is poised at a critical moment in her affair with a married lover, a fraught relationship that reverberates throughout the novel,...

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