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book image Count d'Orgel's Ball
Count d'Orgel's Ball
Raymond Radiguet
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A playful, Wildean meringue of missed meaning and romantic tangles.
Contributors: Annapaola Cancogni

book image The Day of the Owl
Day of the Owl
Leonardo Sciascia
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This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.
Contributors: George Scialabba , Archibald Colquhoun and Anthony Oliver

book image Dirty Snow
Georges Simenon
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Dirty Snow, widely acknowledged as one of Simenon's finest books, is a study of the criminal mind comparable to Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me.
Contributors: William T. Vollmann , Marc Romano and Louise Varese

book image Envy
Yuri Olesha
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Envy is an anarchic comedy of co-dependency and complete misunderstanding.
Contributors: Ken Kalfus , Marian Schwartz

book image Equal Danger
Equal Danger
Leonardo Sciascia
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District Attorney Varga is shot dead. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Are these random murders, or part of a conspiracy?
Contributors: Carlin Romano , Adrienne Foulke

book image An Ermine In Czernopol
Ermine in Czernopol
Gregor von Rezzori
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The first of Rezzori’s three books based on memories of his Austro-Hungarian hometown, a “melting pot for dozens of ethnic groups, languages, creeds, temperaments, and customs.” While the story centers on the downfall of a once glamorous Hussar, it is really about childhood enchantment and the richness of a vanished world. “A flashing novel of ideas.” —Time
Contributors: Daniel Kehlmann , Philip Boehm

book image The Glass Bees
Glass Bees
Ernst Jünger
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In The Glass Bees the celebrated German writer Ernst Jünger presents a disconcerting vision of the future.
Contributors: Bruce Sterling , Elizabeth Mayer and Louise Bogan

book image The Golovlyov Family
Golovlyov Family
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This is a tragic story, deeply moving, and by means of the figures that pass through it, relentlessly depicts the Russia that so inevitably prepared the Revolution. The book is a classic in its own country, and it is obvious why. —The Spectator
Contributors: James Wood , Natalie Duddington

book image Grief Lessons (Paperback): Four Plays by Euripides
Grief Lessons
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"Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief." Celebrated contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson presents new translations of four plays by Euripides.
Contributors: Anne Carson

book image The Inferno of Dante Alighieri
Inferno Of Dante Alighieri
Ciaran Carson
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This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the twenty-first-century reader's faith in the art of translation.