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book image Tyrant Banderas
Tyrant Banderas
Ramón del Valle-Inclán
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The first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and an inspiration to García Márquez and Roa Bastos, Tyrant Banderas is a dark and dazzling portrayal of a mythical Latin American Republic at last revolting against the ruthless monster that has ruled it for so long.
Contributors: Alberto Manguel , Peter Bush

book image Pinocchio (Illustrated)
Carlo Collodi
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This edition of Carlo Collodi's original, madcap tale is accompanied by more than 50 full-page watercolors by acclaimed painter Fulvio Testa. "This translation revives the sardonic wit and black humour of the original."
London Times
Contributors: Umberto Eco , Fulvio Testa , Geoffrey Brock

book image The Professor and the Siren
Professor and the Siren
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the celebrated novel The Leopard, but also composed three shorter pieces of fiction that show him to be a late-blooming master of the written word. “Lampedusa has made me realize how many ways there are of being alive.”—E. M. Forster
Contributors: Marina Warner , Stephen Twilley

book image Shakespeare's Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays, A Selection
Shakespeare's Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne
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There is no better to way to encounter Montaigne's searching, eloquent essays than as William Shakespeare did, in lyrical translation by his contemporary John Florio. Here noted Shakespearean scholar Greenblatt accompanies the texts with a learned and engaging essay, tracking Montaignian themes in such works as King Lear and The Tempest and setting his work in elegant context.
Contributors: Stephen Greenblatt , Peter Platt , John Florio

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 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 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 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 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 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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