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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 The Voronezh Notebooks
Osip Mandelstam
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Newly rendered into English by Andrew Davis, Osip Mandelstam’s Voronezh Notebooks comprises poems written by Mandelstam during his infamous exile. In them we find unparalleled witness to one of the darkest periods in twentieth-century Russia. “Even in exile, he wrote works of untold beauty and power.” —Anna Akhmatova
Contributors: Andrew Davis

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 Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Stories
Leon Garfield
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Award-winning children's author Leon Garfield introduces young readers to the Shakespeare, recasting 21 plays in story form. “Narrated with vivid sense of theatrical impact . . . not pale reflections of the plays, but fresh creations with a life of their own.” —Stanley Wells, TLS
Contributors: Michael Foreman

book image Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete
Patrick Leigh Fermor
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This is Patrick Leigh Fermor’s own account of the daring behind-enemy-lines mission to capture General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete in 1944. “Paddy's vividly idiomatic reports irresistibly take us in to the skulduggery and derring-do . . . a wonderful story.” –Jan Morris, Literary Review
Contributors: Roderick Bailey

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 Arthur
Rhoda Levine
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Rhoda Levine's delightful tale of an odd and lovable bird unlike the rest of his flock reminds us that being different can be marvelous, while Everett Aison's whimsical illustrations of this little bird in a big city bring the story to life. All will delight in Arthur’s bird's-eye view of New York City in the holiday season.
Contributors: Everett Aison

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