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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 Zone: Selected Poems
Guillaume Apollinaire
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Translated from the French by lauded poet Ron Padgett, this original collection of Guillaume Apollinaire’s work is the first of its kind, spanning the breadth of the author’s vast oeuvre.
Contributors: Peter Read , Ron Padgett

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

book image Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird
D. Thin
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From the land of Carcosa—familiar to viewers of the cult show True Detective—to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this collection features some of the most harrowing creations in the cosmic horror genre.

book image Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village
Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village
Ronald Blythe
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This landmark oral history of rapidly disappearing traditional British village life reverberates with the recollections and opinions of its residents, from the schoolteacher to the blacksmith, from survivors of World War I to the newest generation of farmworkers, and everyone in between. “If you buy only one book this year, let it be this one.” —Studs Terkel
Contributors: Matt Weiland

book image Fat City
Leonard Gardner
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The basis of the celebrated film by John Huston, Fat City casts a compassionate eye on the rundown lives of the dreamers, drifters, and would-be contenders on the boxing circuit of Stockton, California. “[Gardner] has got it exactly right . . . but he has done more than just get it down, he has made it a metaphor for the joyless in heart.”—Joan Didion
Contributors: Denis Johnson

book image The Little Witch
Otfried Preussler
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“Once upon a time there was a little witch who was only a hundred and twenty-seven years old.” So begins Preussler’s delightful tale of the little Witch who discovers what it means to be a good witch. “Preussler possessed an almost inexhaustible fantasy, an unfailing sense of humor and situation comedy.” —Bookbird
Contributors: Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler , Anthea Bell

book image The Little Water Sprite
Otfried Preussler
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Though the little Water Sprite lives in a pond full of fishy friends, he’s ready to explore the world beyond. And what adventures await him on land! Just so long as he doesn’t let his feet get too dry as he plays with the mist fairies, slides down the mill race, and climbs to the moon.
Contributors: Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler , Anthea Bell

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