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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hunger

By Knut Hamsun

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This story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the street, struggling on the edge of starvation is one of the most disturbing novels in existence. As hunger overtakes him, the artist slides inexorably into paranoia and despair. This descent into madness is recounted by the unnamed narrator in increasingly urgent and disjointed prose, as he loses his grip on reality. Knut Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. 272p.
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Joan Miro

By Joan Miro

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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.
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Leviathan

By Paul Auster

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The author's seventh novel is about friendship and betrayal, sexual desire and estrangement, and the unpredictable intrusions of violence in the everyday. 275p.
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Moon Palace

By Paul Auster

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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.
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Oracle Night

By Paul Auster

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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
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To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Samuel Beckett, his original American publisher Grove Press presents this republicationof his work. The third of a four-volume set, this edition focuses on his prolific & under-appreciated canon of poetry, shorter fiction, and literary criticism. Containing work from his previous collected editions 'More Pricks Than Kicks' and 'Stories, Text, Novellas,' this handsomely bound volume also contains essays on such literary luminaries as Proust and Joyce. Now a new generation of readers can discover his brilliance with this typographically corrected edition.
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Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. One night he stumbles upon a clip from a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann. His interest is picqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure who vanished from sight in 1929. When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's malbox, bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico, inviting him to meet Hector. Zimmer hesitastes, until one night a strange woman appears on his doostep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 321p.
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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.
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(25th Anniversary Edition). Paul Auster's moving & personal meditation on fatherhood. The first section, 'Portrait of an Invisible Man,' reveals Auster's memories & feelings after the death of his father, a distant, undemonstrative, almost cold man. As he attends to his father's business affairs & sifts through his effects, Auster uncovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that sheds light on his father's elusive character. In 'The Book of Memory,' the perspective shifts from Auster's identity as son to his role as father. Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, & associations, the narrator, 'A,' contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather, & the solitary nature of writing.
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Though Joubert never wrote a book, his written work consists fo a vast series of notebooks. All the entries are dated, but the notebooks cannot be construed as a traditional diary, since there are scarcely any personal remakrs in it. These fragments, short thoughts, aphorisms additively compose a modern sensibility, 'sacrificing results to the discovery of their condition.' Joubert strategically reminds us, 'Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. 160p.
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An 1851 extract from Hawthorne's diaries concerning his relationship with his son, Julian.
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