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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 Young Man with a Horn
Young Man with a Horn
Dorothy Baker
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This book, loosely inspired by the life of Bix Beiderbecke, is widely regarded as the first jazz novel, and it courses with the verve and swing of the sound that defined an era. It is the story of Rick Martin, a prodigy whose dedication to music cannot save him from self destruction. "Got a kid who's into music? This is the book. Interested in the Jazz Age? Ditto. Or just looking for a short novel that you can't put down? Here you go."—Jesse Kornbluth
Contributors: Gary Giddins

book image The World As I Found It
World as I Found It
Bruce Duffy
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An enthralling experiment that goes beyond biography to reveal the imagined lives of some of the greatest thinkers of the last century: Ludwig Wittgenstein, G.E. Moore, and Bertrand Russell. “One of the more astonishing literary debuts in recent memory.... Mr. Duffy gave...more than 500 pages of dazzling language and dizzying speculation on the life of Ludwig Wittgenstein.” —A.O. Scott
Contributors: David Leavitt

book image The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories
Woman Who Borrowed Memories
Tove Jansson
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Tove Jansson's natural mode was the brief tale—whether in her comic strips or Moomin stories, or in her moving compilation of moments from family life on a remote island, The Summer Book. This first, career-spanning collection of her short stories returns to the settings of Jansson's familiar work and also delves deeper into themes of travel, artistic creation, and the conundrum of living among humans as flawed as oneself.
Contributors: Lauren Groff , Thomas Teal, Silvester Mazzarella

book image Wolf Story
Wolf Story
William McCleery
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The Wolf Story is one that never ends—if 5-year-old Michael has his way. This persistent child has an insatiable desire to hear stories about Waldo the wolf and his nemesis Rainbow the hen, and it's lucky for us that he is so persuasive. Illustrated with stunning pen-and-ink drawings by legendary designer and artist Warren Chappell.
Contributors: Warren Chappell

book image Wish Her Safe At Home
Wish Her Safe At Home
Stephen Benatar
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An unexpected inheritance frees Rachel Waring from her dreary life. But will her newfound joie de vivre free her from her grasp on reality as well? Benatar's brilliantly subjective storytelling keeps the reader guessing till the very end.
Contributors: John Carey

book image Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books
Where I'm Reading From
Tim Parks
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This collection of thirty-seven interlocking essays ranges across more than four decades of reading to re-examine fundamental assumptions about literature today, from the status of the writer to the ability of fiction to change the world

book image When The World Spoke French
When The World Spoke French
Marc Fumaroli
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If you were a writer, thinker, or lover of la douceur de vivre (the sweetness of life) during the 17th century, you conversed and corresponded in French. Eminent scholar Fumaroli has here assembled an unparalleled collection of the most fascinating figures from the period and brought together their rarely seen writings originally penned in French. Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Howard translates.
Contributors: Richard Howard

book image We Think the World of You
We Think the World of You
J. R. Ackerley
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“Boy meets dog, boy loses dog, boy gets dog. The book is both breezy and sad...Ackerley’s appeal lies in his graceful, ironic style: His books are candid confessions of a good friend, full of small, hilarious surprises.” —Peter Terzian, Out
Contributors: P. N. Furbank

book image We Have Only This Life to Live: The Selected Essays of Jean-Paul Sartre, 1939–1975
We Have Only This Life to Live
Jean-Paul Sartre
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This new selection, the first in English to draw on Sartre's entire Collected Essays as well as unpublished work, includes appreciations of Faulkner, Bataille, and Giacometti; sketches of the US from his visit in the 1940s; reflections on politics; portraits of Camus and Merleau-Ponty; and a candid reckoning with his own career.
Contributors: Ronald Aronson, Adrian van den Hoven

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