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book image The Year of the French
Year of the French
Thomas Flanagan
Flanagan
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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Thomas Flanagan's best-selling novel of the Irish rebellion of 1798. "Thomas Flanagan grants this historic period a new and panoramic life." ? Time
Contributors: Seamus Deane

book image The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming
One-Straw Revolution
Masanobu Fukuoka
Fukuoka
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Call it "Zen and the Art of Farming" or a "Little Green Book," Fukuoka's short volume about gardening, eating, and the limits of human knowledge is as startling today as it was 30 years ago. "...one of the founding documents of the alternative food movement, and indispensable to anyone hoping to understand the future of food and agriculture." —Michael Pollan
Contributors: Frances Moore Lappé

book image Paris Stories
Paris Stories
Mavis Gallant
Gallant
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Mysterious, funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, these are tales of expatriates and exiles, wise children and straying saints. Together they compose a secret history, at once intimate and panoramic, of modern times.
Contributors: Michael Ondaatje

book image Varieties of Exile
Varieties
Mavis Gallant
Gallant
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Mavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine-grained evocation of the qualms and quandaries of people who, whether from choice or necessity, have no place to call home.
Contributors: Russell Banks

book image The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories
Cost of Living
Mavis Gallant
Gallant
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An original collection of stories—many originally published in The New Yorker—from a woman widely considered to be one of the most thrilling practitioners of the genre. Gallant's tales of exile and displacement are admired by Margaret Atwood, Deborah Eisenberg, Michael Ondaatje, Russell Banks, and others.
Contributors: Jhumpa Lahiri

book image Memoirs of Montparnasse
Memoirs of Montparnasse
John Glassco
Glassco
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1927. Finding college life "depressing...to a point where [he] could not go on" John "Buffy" Glassco decamped for Paris. Forty years later, he reconstructed this memoir à clef of his rollicking youth among the haute bohemians of the day, including Hemingway, Joyce, Djuna Barnes, and Kay Boyle.
Contributors: Louis Begley

book image Life and Fate
Life and Fate
Vasily Grossman
Grossman
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An epic tale of World War II that interweaves a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with the story of a single middle-class family, the Shaposhnikovs, scattered by fortune from Germany to Siberia.
Contributors: Robert Chandler

book image Everything Flows
Everything Flows
Vasily Grossman
Grossman
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The final novel from the author of Life and Fate centers on a former political prisoner adjusting to freedom after decades spent in Soviet camps. It is a story of love, survival, honor, and an indictment of the totalitarian state.
Contributors: Robert Chandler , Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler, and Anna Aslanyan

book image Sleepless Nights
Sleepless Nights
Elizabeth Hardwick
Hardwick
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An inspired fusion of fact and invention, this beautifully realized, hard-bitten, lyrical book is not only Elizabeth Hardwick's finest fiction but one of the outstanding contributions to American literature of the last fifty years.
Contributors: Geoffrey O'Brien

book image Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature
Seduction and Betrayal
Elizabeth Hardwick
Hardwick
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Seduction and Betrayal is a virtuoso performance, a major writer's reckoning with the relations between men and women, women and writing, writing and life.
Contributors: Joan Didion