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  • A Barthes Reader

    By Roland Barthes

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780809028153
    • Publisher: Hill and Wang
    • Published: 1982
    This selection presents a chronological trajectory from the aesthetics of absence to a position that holds literature as the embrace of subject and object. Barthes, perhaps the seminal French literary theorist of the 20th century, produced more than 15 books in his lifetime. Most of the selections here are essays, and are complete. Whole sections from several larger works, such as 'Writing Degree Zero,' are given uncut. In the case of the short sections drawn from different parts of 'The Pleasure of the Text' and 'Roland Barthes,' the jumps in the text are indicated by three dots. The 'essential' Barthes. 495p.
  • AIDS and Its Metaphors

    By Susan Sontag

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789110338289
    • Publisher: FSG
    • Published: 1989
  • Another Beauty

    By Adam Zagajewski

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780820324104
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS
    • Published: February 2002
    This brilliant memoir is Adam Zagajewski's recollection of 1960s and 1970s communist Poland, where he was a fledgling writer, student of philosophy, and vocal dissident at the university in Krakow, Poland's most beautiful and ancient city.
  • At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

    By Susan Sontag

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374100728
    • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Published: March 2007
    This posthumous volume gathers sixteen essays and addresses written in the last years of Susan Sontag's life. A consummately fearless thinker, Sontag's writings published here reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, her deepest commitment, and on political activism and resistance to injustice as an ethical duty. She considers the works of writers from the little-known Soviet novelist Leonid Tsypkin to the greats, such as Nadine Gordimer. Sontag also addresses the dilemmas of post-9/11 America, from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. 224p.
  • Death Kit

    By Susan Sontag

    Our Price: $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312420116
    • Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
    • Published: June 2002
    First published in 1967, Susan Sontag's second novel offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience. Diddy is a conventional but troubled young man whom readers follow through a self-incriminating investigation that is detailed in a story which travels throughout New York State. 312p.
  • Epitaph of a Small Winner

    By Joachim Maria Machado De Assis

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374531232
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: April 2008
  • Homo Poeticus: Essays and Interviews

    By Danilo Kis

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374257910
    • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Published: July 1995
    A collection of the nonfiction writings of an acclaimed Serbian novelist and essayist offers examinations of such issues as nationalism, censorship, and literature
  • I, etcetera

    By Susan Sontag

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312420109
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: March 2002
    First-person narratives of men and women suffering the ironies, dilemmas, and ordeals of consciousness make up a collection of short fiction written over more than a decade. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  • Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

    By Susan Sontag

    Our Price: $8.95 - $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374100742
    • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Published: December 2008
    This volume, the first of three to publish Sontag's journals and notebooks, presents a constantly and utterly surprising record of a great mind in incubation. It begins with journal entries and early attempts at fiction from Sontag's years as a university and graduate student, and ends in 1964, when she was becoming a participant and observer of the artistic and intellectual life of New York City. Illus., b&w photos. 317p.
  • Selected Stories

    By Robert Walser

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374533625
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2012
    In her preface to Robert Walser’s Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as “a good-humored, sweet Beckett.” The more common comparison is to “a comic Kafka.” Both formulations effectively describe the reading experience in these stories: the reader is obviously in the presence of a mind-bending genius, but one characterized by a wry, buoyant voice, as apparently cheerful as it is disturbing.Walser is one of the twentieth century’s great modern masters—revered by everyone from Walter Benjamin to Hermann Hesse to W. G. Sebald—and Selected Stories gives the fullest display of his talent. “He is most at home in the mode of short fiction,” according to J. M. Coetzee in The New York Review of Books. The stories “show him at his dazzling best.”
  • Summer in Baden-Baden

    By Leonid Tsypkin

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811215480
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: September 2003
    Written between 1977-1980, the novel is a lost masterpiece, whose author never saw a single page of his literary work published during his lifetime. In it, a narrator is in a train going to Leningrad, mid-April 1867; also aboard are the newly wed Dostoyevskys, Fydor and Anna, who are on their way to Germany for a trip that will keep them abroad four years. Neither fantasy nor docu-novel, the book gets everything right due to its author's obsession with the details of Dostoyevsky's life. 176p. Pap.
  • Summer in Baden-Baden: A Novel

    By Leonid Tsypkin

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811214841
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: November 2001
    Written between 1977 and 1980, this novel is a lost masterpiece, whose author never saw a single page of his literary work published during his lifetime. In it, a narrator is on a train going to Leningrad, mid-April 1867; also aboard are the newly married Dostoyevskys, Fydor and Anna, who are on their way to Germany, for a trip that will keep them abroad four years. Neither fantasy nor docu-novel, the book gets everything right due to its author's obsession with the details of Dostoyevsky's life. 146p.
  • Under the Glacier

    By Halldor Laxness

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400034413
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: March 2005
    The Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. Once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community where women are rumored never to bathe, eat, or sleep, and Creation itself is a work in progress. 288p.
  • Women

    By Annie Leibovitz

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375500206
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: November 1999
    The celebrated photographer turns her lens to a favorite topic, women, sharing her portraits of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eudora Welty, Martina Navratilova, Jerry Hall, Jodie Foster, Rosie O'Donnell, a Navajo weaver, an architect, an astronaut, a rancher, a body builder, a soldier, and many others. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
  • Women

    By Annie Leibovitz

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375756467
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2000
    A best-selling collection by the celebrated American photographer is presented in paperback format and highlights 150 notable women including Hillary Clinton, Eudora Welty, Jodie Foster, and Rosie O'Donnell. Reprint. body builder, a soldier, and many others. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

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