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  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    A Confederacy of Dunces (English, Paperback)

    The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him.

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  • An Inspector Calls and Other Plays by J. B. Priestley
    An Inspector Calls and Other Plays (English, Paperback)

    Includes plays "An Inspector Calls", "Time and the Conways", "I Have Been Here Before", and "The Linden Tree".

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (English, Paperback)

    Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.

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  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    The Fire Next Time (English, Paperback)

    Sounds a clarion warning to the world.

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  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    A Confederacy of Dunces (English, Paperback)

    Ignatius J Reilly is fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by this? No. For this misanthropic crusader against an America fallen into vice and ignorance has a mission: to rescue a naked female philosopher in distress.

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  • 100 Artists' Manifestos by Alex Danchev
    100 Artists' Manifestos (English, Paperback)

    A collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Destructivism, and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. It gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Gilbert and George.

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  • The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
    The Lonely Londoners (English, Paperback)

    At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes.

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  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    Of Mice and Men (English, Paperback)

    'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place.'...

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  • The Beauty of Everyday Things by Soetsu Yanagi
    The Beauty of Everyday Things (English, Paperback)

    The Japanese philosopher and aesthete's definitive, hugely influential exposition of his philosophy of folkcrafts, setting out the hallmarks of Japanese design as we know it today: anonymity, quality, simplicity and honesty?and, of course, wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection...

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  • Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck
    Sweet Thursday (English, Paperback)

    Fauna, the latest madam at the Bear Flag brothel, Doc, still there for everyone else but feeling strangely sad himself, and Suzy, the new hustler in town who might just be the girl to save him.

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  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Animal Farm (English, Paperback)

    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control.

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  • Agua Viva by Clarice Lispector
    Agua Viva (English, Paperback)

    Despite its apparent spontaneity, this is a work of art, which rearranges language and plays in the gaps between reality and fiction.

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  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
    The Haunting of Hill House (English, Paperback)

    Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely assistant; Luke, the future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past.

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  • The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
    The Lottery and Other Stories (English, Paperback)

    Offers a collection of short stories, in which an excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and a small farming village comes together for a terrible annual ritual.

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  • Literature and Evil by Georges Bataille
    Literature and Evil (English, Paperback)

    A collection of essays that explores subjects such as violence, eroticism, childhood, myth and transgression.

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  • Night by Elie Wiesel
    Night (English, Paperback)

    Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.

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  • The Psychedelic Experience by Timothy Leary
    The Psychedelic Experience (English, Paperback)

    Suitable for all subsequent mind-expanding inquiries, this title provides an interpretation of an ancient sacred manuscript, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, from a psychedelic perspective. It describes their discoveries in broadening spiritual consciousness through a combination of Tibetan mediation techniques and psychotropic substances.

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  • The Plague by Albert Camus
    The Plague (English, Paperback)

    The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. This title tells the story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

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  • A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr
    A Month in the Country (English, Paperback)

    In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps in the next field in search of a lost grave.

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  • The Divided Self by R. Laing
    The Divided Self (English, Paperback)

    Using case studies of patients the author had worked with, this title argues that psychosis is not a medical condition but an outcome of the 'divided self', or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, 'sane' self that we present to the world.

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