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book image Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Waiting for
Daniel Mendelsohn
Mendelsohn
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Daniel Mendelsohn—hailed by The Economist as one of the finest critics writing in the English language today—brings together a selection of his recent critical essays.

book image The Dove Flyer
Dove Flyer
Eli Amir
Amir
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The Dove Flyer tells the story of the Jewish community in Baghdad and its last years before expulsion and resettlement in Israel in 1950. Amir’s novel beautifully portrays the birth and death of dreams in tumultuous times as Jews through Baghdad face the complete decimation of their storied legacy in Iraq.
Contributors: Hillel Halkin

book image The Interior Landscape: Classical Tamil Love Poems
Interior Landscape
A. K. Ramanujan
Ramanujan
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A classic collection of love poems from the Tamil selected and translated by the legendary poet and scholar, A.K. Ramanujan. The perfect gift for a lover or a loved one.

book image The Human Comedy: Selected Stories
Human Comedy
Honoré de Balzac
Balzac
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These vivid stories—of crime, sexuality, and artistic creation—demolish the idea that Balzac's best work is to be found in his long, elaborate novels. In these new translations we see Balzac drawing on the tradition of oral storytelling, and the results are fresh, startling and delightful.
Contributors: Peter Brooks , Linda Asher, Carol Cosman and Jordan Stump

book image Autobiography of a Corpse
Autobiography of a Corpse
Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
Krzhizhanovsky
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These eleven newly translated tales from a playful Soviet master of the unlikely and the uncanny ask you to take a second look at the cracks in everyday reality. “Krzhizhanovsky wanted to perform imaginary experiments with the nature of time and space.... It is a method for investigating how much unreality reality can bear.”—Adam Thirlwell
Contributors: Adam Thirlwell , Joanne Turnbull

book image 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning
1941
Slavko Goldstein
Goldstein
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“This perfectly successful combination of childhood memoir and historical analysis has few peers in European writing about the Second World War. All who read it will find their knowledge of the continent extended by Goldsteins’s erudite depiction of Yugoslavia, and their consciences nourished by his humane understanding of the experience of atrocity.”—Timothy Snyder
Contributors: Charles Simic , Michael Gable

book image Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Artemis Cooper
Cooper
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Leigh Fermor was not only one of the masters of travel writing in English—his multi-volume memoir of his teen-aged trek across Europe is a classic of the genre—but his WWII exploits marked him as a genuine hero. In preparing this prize-winning biography, Artemis Cooper spent years in conversation with Leigh Fermor and his closest friends and enjoyed unlimited access to his papers.

book image The Black Spider
The Black Spider
Jeremias Gotthelf
Gotthelf
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In this unforgettably creepy story admired by the likes of Robert Walser and Thomas Mann, a bold peasant woman believes she has outwitted the devil until a horrible spider's egg develops on the site of the kiss he gives her to seal the deal. The Black Spider can be seen as a parable of evil in the heart or at large in society, or as a Lovecraftian vision of the cosmic horror that underpins all life on Earth.
Contributors: Susan Bernofsky

book image Arzee the Dwarf
Arzee the Dwarf
Chandrahas Choudhury
Choudhury
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In this delightful debut novel, Arzee, a cinema projectionist with ‘a small frame but a big imagination,’ guides readers through the diverse and chaotic streets of Bombay, a terrain Choudhury depicts with a freshness, energy, and humor that vividly brings his hero’s inner and outer worlds to life.

book image Proper Doctoring: A Book for Patients and their Doctors
Proper Doctoring
David Mendel
Mendel
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A book about what it means (and takes) to be a good doctor, and for that reason very much a book for patients as well as doctors—which is to say a book for everyone. “A gem for physicians, future physicians, and clinicians of all types.... It presents advice to practitioners...and contains many brief examples and aphorisms.” —American Psychological Association
Contributors: Jerome Groopman