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  • The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
    The Myth of Sisyphus (English, Paperback) Albert Camus

    Essays deal with nihilism and the problem of suicide

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  • The Journals of John Cheever by John Cheever
    The Journals of John Cheever (English, Paperback) John Cheever

    An abridged edition of John Cheever's journals, which he began in the late 1940s and continued for more than three decades, provides a revealing study of the author, his personal life, his literary art, and his emotional life.

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  • The Loser by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    The Loser (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.One of Bernhard's most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of...

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  • Extravagant Strangers by Caryl Phillips
    Extravagant Strangers (English, Paperback) Caryl Phillips

    An anthology of writings by British writers born outside of Britain demonstrates how English literature has been shaped and influenced by outsiders for more than two hundred years, in a collection that encompasses works by Kipling, Naipaul, Ishiguro, Conrad, Rushdie, Desai, and Orwell. Original. 17,500 first printing.

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  • In a Free State by V S Naipaul
    In a Free State (English, Paperback) V S Naipaul

    No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by four supporting narratives....

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  • The Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens
    The Collected Poems (English, Paperback) Wallace Stevens

    The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens is the definitive collection from the man Harold Bloom has called "the best and most representative American poet."...

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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    "Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a...

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  • The Cross of Redemption by James Baldwin
    The Cross of Redemption (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    A treasury of essays, articles and reviews by the late author of Giovanni's Room includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature and the possibility of an African-American president.

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  • No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean-Paul Satre
    No Exit and Three Other Plays (English, Paperback) Jean-Paul Satre

    English translations of four plays which dramatize the theme of man's responsibility for his own actions, by the leader of French existentialism

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  • Wittgenstein's Nephew by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Wittgenstein's Nephew (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    It is 1967. In separate wings of a Viennese hospital, two men lie bedridden. The narrator, named Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of the celebrated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness. As their once-casual friendship quickens, these two eccentric men begin to discover in each other a possible antidote to...

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  • The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth
    The Golden Gate (English, Paperback) Vikram Seth

    Completely written in rhyming verse, this contemporary novel illustrates the lives, loves, and interests of young California professionals living in and around Silicon Valley, within reach of the Golden Gate bridge.

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  • The Grass Harp by Truman Capote
    The Grass Harp (English, Paperback) Truman Capote

    The protagonists of these nine short stories learn to accept the harsh loneliness of life

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  • No Name in the Street by James Baldwin
    No Name in the Street (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    The famed author of If Beale Street Could Talk reveals his personal response to American racism and offers a new statement on the present racial crises in Africa and the United States, in a candid, insightful portrait of his own life, set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1960s and early 1970s. Reprint.

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  • Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball by Haruki Murakami
    Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball (English, Paperback) Haruki Murakami


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  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Y Mishima
    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (English, Paperback) Y Mishima

    Explores an adolescent's response to his mother's love affair with a handsome visitor to Yokohama

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  • Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado
    Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (English, Paperback) Jorge Amado

    It surprises no one that the charming but wayward Vadinho dos Guimaraes?a gambler notorious for never winning?dies during Carnival. His long suffering widow Dona Flor devotes herself to her cooking school and her friends, who urge her to remarry. She is soon drawn to a kind pharmacist who is everything Vadinho was not, and is altogether happy to marry him. But after her wedding she finds herself...

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  • Zeno's Conscience by Italo Svevo
    Zeno's Conscience (English, Paperback) Italo Svevo

    Responding to his therapist's suggestion that he use writing as therapy, Zeno chronicles his own long struggle with quitting smoking. Originally published as The Confessions of Zeno in 1923. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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  • Key & Diary Of A Mad Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki
    Key & Diary Of A Mad Old Man (English, Paperback) Junichiro Tanizaki

    These two modern classics by the great Japanese novelist Junichiro Tanizaki, both utilize the diary form to explore the authority that love and sex have over all....

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  • Dictionary of Khazars by Milorad Pavic
    Dictionary of Khazars (English, Paperback) Milorad Pavic

    A national bestseller, Dictionary of the Khazars was cited by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year. Written in two versions, male and female (both available in Vintage International), which are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Transylvania between the...

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  • Extinction by Professor Thomas Bernhard
    Extinction (English, Paperback) Professor Thomas Bernhard

    The last work of fiction by one of the twentieth century's greatest artists, Extinction is widely considered Thomas Bernhard's magnum opus....

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