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  • A Tomb for Anatole

    By Stephane Mallarme

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811215930
    • Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS
    • Published: June 2005
    An immensely moving poetic work addressing inconsolable sorrow: a father's pain over the death of his child. Bilingual. "One of the most moving accounts of a man trying to come to grips with modern deaththat is to say, death without God, death without hope of salvationand it reveals the secret meaning of Mallarme's whole aesthetic: the elevation of art to the stature of religion."Paul Auster, from the Introduction The great French Symbolist poet Stephane Mallarme (1842-1898), who changed the course of modern French literature (and influenced writers from James Joyce to T.S. Eliot to Wallace Stevens), suffered many tragedies. His mother died when he was just five years old, but in 1879 the cruelest blow of all struck when his beloved son Anatole died at the age of eight. A Tomb for Anatole presents the 202 fragments of Mallarme's projected long poem in four parts. By far the poet's most personal work, he could never bring himself to complete it. To speak publicly of his immense sorrow, Mallarme concluded, "for me, it's not possible." Unpublished in France until 1961, these works are very far from the oblique, cool "pure poetry" Mallarme is famous for, poetry that sought to capturepainstakingly"l'absente de tous bouquets" (the ideal flower absent from all bouquets). Paul Auster, who first published A Tomb for Anatole with the North Point Press in 1983 (a volume long out of print), notes in his excellent introduction that facing "the ultimate horror of every parent," these fragments "have a startling unmediated quality." As Mallarme writes, it is "a vision / endlessly purified / by my tears."
  • Art of Hunger : Essays, Prefaces, Interviews

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781557130563
    • Publisher: Sun & Moon Press
    • Published: September 1992
    A fiction writer compiles his essays and interviews with such literary greats as Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Paul Celan, and more in a book that calls attention to the dangerous stakes of writing and undermines accepted notions about literature
  • City of Glass: The New York Trilogy, Volume 1

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140097313
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: April 1987
    Volume One of 'The New York Trilogy.' As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have imagined. Written to the hilt with hallucinatory clarity, the book combines dark humor with a twist of Hitchcockian humor, and was classified The Washington Post Book World as 'post-existentialist private eye.' 'The City of Glass' was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year. 203p.
  • Hand to Mouth

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312422325
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2003
    Memoir about the author's early years as a young, struggling writer. From one odd job to the next, from one failed scheme to another, Auster investigates his own stubborn compulsion to make art and describes his ingenious, often farfetched attempts to survive on next to nothing. From the streets of New York City, Dubliin, and Paris to a dusty little village in Mexico, Auster introduces an unforgettable cast of characters while examining what it means to be a writer. 169p.
  • Here and Now: Letters 2008-2011

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143124917
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 2014
    Presents the correspondence between two great friends, one a New York Times best-selling author and the other a Nobel laureate, disclosing their conversations about sports, film, fatherhood, philosophy, art, death, love and of course, friendship.
  • Joan Miro

    By Joan Miro

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788434312043
    • Publisher: Poligrafa
    • Published: July 2009
    Considered one of the great artists of the 20th century Joan Miro has bequeathed a definitive body of work whose influence continues to grow over the years. Miro did not paint dreams but instead, through his works, provided the spectator with certain elements so that he would be the one that dreamed. He never worked under the influence of hypnosis, drugs or alcohol. Nevertheless, his artistic personality and the way he represented on canvas what inspiration dictated to him led Andre Breton to exclaim, ”Miro is the most surrealist of us all!” A creative force in the plastic field who felt an equal passion for the world, for the most daring poetic p-lays, a lover of objects and the bare truth of materials, Miro always revealed himself as an oneiric artist, a seeker after the constellations that inspired some of his finest works. With Jacques Dupin’s seminal essay in Miro, “The Birth of Signs”. Chronology, Bibliography. 78 illustratios.
  • Léviathan (French Edition)

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9782253139072
    • Publisher: Librairie Générale Française (Le Livre de Poche)
    • Published: February 1996
  • Moon Palace

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143119050
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: December 2010
    Spanning three generations, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit, Moon Palace follows an orphan child of the sixties as he seeks the key to his past and the answers to the riddle of his fate.
  • Moon Palace

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140115857
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 1990
    Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate. As Marco journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction.
  • Mr. Vertigo

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140231908
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 1995
    This dazzling, picaresque novel is the story of one Walter Claireborne Rawley, renowned nationwide as 'Walt the Wonder Boy.' It is the late 1920s. the era of Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, and Al Capone, and Walt is a Saint Louis orphanrescued from the streets by the mysterious Hungarian Master Yehudi, who teaches Walt to walk on air. The vaudeville act that results from Walt's marvelous new ability takes them across a vast & vibrant country where they meet and fall prey to sinners, thieves, and villains, from the Kansas Ku Klux Klan to the Chicago mob. 293p.
  • Oracle Night

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312428952
    • Publisher: Picador / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: April 2009
    Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality. Kindle Price: $9.99 Recovering from a near-fatal illness, Sidney Orr, a thirty-four-year-old novelist, purchases a mysterious blue notebook from a Brooklyn stationery shop and is drawn into a bizarre world of eerie premonitions and baffling events. Kindle Price: $9.99
  • Report from the Interior

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789111142045
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: 2013
    (2013). 8vo. ADVANCE READING COPY. Some edgewear to wrappers. VG in wrappers.
  • The Brooklyn Follies

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312429003
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: October 2009
    Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. Divorced, retired, estranged from his only daughter, the former life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. Then Glass encounters his long-lost nephew, Tom Wood, who is working in a local bookstore. Through Tom and his charismatic boss, Harry, Nathan's world gradually broadens to include a new set of acquaintances, which leads him to a reckoning with his past. 306p.
  • The New York Trilogy: City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140131550
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: April 1990
    In three exhilarating installments, this trilogy vivifies both New York City and the mystery novel: City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room. A perennial Strand bestseller. 371p.
  • The Red Notebook: True Stories

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811214988
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: June 2002
    The Red Notebook brings together in one volume all of Paul Auster's short, true-life stories—a remarkable collection of tales that documents the curious, miraculous, and sometimes catastrophic turns of everyday reality.

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