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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)
Pinocchio
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 Hindoo Holiday
Hindoo Holiday
J. R. Ackerley
Ackerley
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Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.
Contributors: Eliot Weinberger

book image Monsieur Proust
Monsieur Proust
Céleste Albaret
Albaret
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This lovely book is as close as we can come to meeting Proust in person.
Contributors: André Aciman , Barbara Bray

book image Blood on the Forge
Blood on the Forge
William Attaway
Attaway
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A savage vision of the Great Migration told through a bleak and harrowing story of three brothers.
Contributors: Darryl Pinckney

book image W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse
W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse
W.H. Auden
Auden
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Auden's great, transformative anthology, assembled when his own work was at its most provocative and searching, is above all a rethinking of the history of poetry in English.

book image Dante: Poet of the Secular World
Dante
Erich Auerbach
Auerbach
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An inspiring introduction to one of world's greatest poets and a brilliantly argued essay in the history of ideas.
Contributors: Michael Dirda

book image D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
D'aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
aulaire
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The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends.
Contributors: Michael Chabon

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