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book image The Adventures of Sindbad
Adventures of Sindbad
Gyula Krúdy
Krudy
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Rogue, romantic, and seducer, Sindbad, Krúdy's most famous creation, returns in dreams to lovers he has left, lovers who have died. The women in turn tell their stories, creating a beautifully melancholy vision of the twilight of the Habsburg Empire. “[Krúdy’s] literary power and greatness are almost past comprehension...” —Sándor Márai
Contributors: George Szirtes

book image Apartment in Athens
Apartment in Athens
Glenway Wescott
Wescott
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In this story about a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German officer, Wescott offers an account of political oppression and spiritual struggle that is also a parable about the costs of closeted identity.
Contributors: David Leavitt

book image Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
Between the Woods and the Water
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Fermor
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts.
Contributors: Jan Morris

book image Beware of Pity
Beware of Pity
Stefan Zweig
Zweig
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The most widely read author writing in German prior to the rise of the Nazis, Zweig captures the torment of betrayal in a powerful study of affliction.
Contributors: Joan Acocella , Phyllis and Trevor Blewitt

book image Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby
Black Sun
Geoffrey Wolff
Wolff
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Black Sun is master biographer Geoffrey Wolff's picture of a brilliant and self-destructive man who sought to make his life into a work of art.

book image Butcher's Crossing
Butcher
John Williams
Williams
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The author of Stoner dismantles the myth of the making of the American west in this tale of a Harvard dropout who seeks adventure hunting one of the last great buffalo herds, but ends up losing his innocence.
Contributors: Michelle Latiolais

book image The Case of Comrade Tulayev
Case Of Comrade Tulayev
Victor Serge
Serge
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The best novel ever written about the Stalinist purges is also a classic tale of risk and adventure that stands beside Malraux's Man's Fate and Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Contributors: Susan Sontag , Willard R. Trask

book image Conundrum
Conundrum
Jan Morris
Morris
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A pioneering memoir exploring the borders of gender and early sex-reassignment surgery.

book image Corrigan
Corrigan
Caroline Blackwood
Blackwood
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With Corrigan Caroline Blackwood takes a long, hard look at our dearly beloved notions of saints and sinners, victims and villains, patrimony and present pleasure?and winks.
Contributors: Andrew Solomon

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

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