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book image Zama
Antonio di Benedetto
Di Benedetto
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First published in 1956, this novel set in colonial Paraguay is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentinean and Spanish-language literature. “Scattered in various corners of Latin America and Spain, [Zama] had a few, fervent readers, almost all of them friends or unwarranted enemies.... [It is written with] the steady pulse of a neurosurgeon.”—Roberto Bolaño, from his story “Sensini”
Contributors: Esther Allen

book image Dance to the Piper
Agnes de Mille
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This humorous and insightful memoir by the path-breaking creator of the ballet Rodeo and choreographer of Oklahoma! and other musicals, gives readers a glimpse into the world of modern ballet—and into the life of an American legend. "One of the finest and most eloquent writers on dance the world has known" —Clive Barnes, Dance Magazine
Contributors: Joan Acocella

book image Anti-Education
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Anti-Education collects five brilliant and provocative lectures that Nietzsche delivered to the public in Basel in 1872. These lectures, in a clear and precise translation by Damion Searls, challenge received ideas about schooling and redefine what it means to truly learn.
Contributors: Paul Reitter, Chad Wellmon , Damion Searls

book image Stoner: The 50th Anniversary Edition
John Williams
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This special edition of John Williams’s internationally best-selling novel celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its publication in 1965. "A marvelous discovery for everyone who loves literature." — Ian McEwan
Contributors: John McGahern

book image Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
Barbara Comyns
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In this autobiographical novel set in 1930s bohemian London, 21-year-old former art-student Sophia finds herself ill-equipped for wifehood or motherhood. Predictably, her marriage begins to falter; not so predictably, Sophia’s optimistic guilelessness is the very thing responsible for turning her life around.
Contributors: Emily Gould

book image The Cretan Runner
George Psychoundakis
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Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd when the Nazis captured his native Crete. He soon joined the Resistance, transporting messages and goods along treacherous mountain paths, and befriending the likes of Patrick Leigh Fermor, who transled this memoir. “Any fresh volume on the subject would need to be exceptional. The Cretan Runner not only competes but transcends; it is not exceptional, it is unique.” —The Times Literary Supplement
Contributors: Patrick Leigh Fermor

book image A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising
Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising
Miron Białoszewski
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Białoszewski, the great Polish poet, memorializes the heroic two-month uprising of the Polish population against their Nazi oppressors in 1944—an operation which saw the slaughter of 200,000 civilians. His memoir rescues a lost story of World War II even as it pays tribute to his and his comrades' vanished youths. Personal and profound, this memoir brings those harrowing days to vivid life.
Contributors: Madeline G. Levine

book image A School for Fools
School for Fools
Sasha Sokolov
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Once praised by Vladimir Nabokov as “an enchanting, tragic, and touching work,” Sasha Sokolov’s A School for Fools is a dreamlike novel of art, memory, and madness, now available in a new translation from Alexander Boguslawski.
Contributors: Alexander Boguslawski

book image Eve's Hollywood
Eve Babitz
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The cult autobiographical novel by Eve Babitz, iconic L.A. "It Girl" of the 60s and 70s, muse and lover of artists and rock-and-roll stars and, above all, unsparing and exuberant chronicler of her native, much-loved city.
Contributors: Holly Brubach

book image The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror
William Sloane
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William Sloane is a masterful craftsman of the spooky and horrifying, writing tales that far surpass the mere ghost story. The Rim of Morning combines the author’s only two, equally bone-chilling, novels: To Walk the Night and The Edge of Running Water.
Contributors: Stephen King

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