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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 Unpublished in France until 1961, these works are very far from the oblique, cool "pure poetry" Mallarme is famous for, poetry that sought to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."
  • Chronique D'hiver (French Edition)

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9782330034399
    • Publisher: Actes Sud
    • Published: August 2014
  • Hand to Mouth

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $14.00
    • 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.
  • Hunger

    By Knut Hamsun

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374531102
    • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Published: February 2008
    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.
  • I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312421007
    • Publisher: Picador USA
    • Published: 2001
    One hundred and eighty true-life stories that window the American mind and heart. Selected from the thousands submitted to NPR's Weekend All Things Considered National StoryProject. Illus., 10 b&w. 416p. Pap.
  • In the Country of Last Things

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140097054
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1988
    Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, she becomes a scavenger in search of objects from the past to sell for food and shelter. But she will also find friendship - and even love - in this devastated world, wherein theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death - by arranging either a suicide or assassination - is the only way out. 188p.
  • 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.
  • Leviathan

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140178135
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 1993
    The author's seventh novel is about friendship and betrayal, sexual desire and estrangement, and the unpredictable intrusions of violence in the everyday. 275p.
  • Moon Palace

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • 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.
  • The Brooklyn Follies: A Novel

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • 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 Invention of Solitude (25th Anniversary Edition)

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143112228
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2007
    (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.
  • The Music of Chance

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140154078
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 1991
    In a Pennsylvania meadow, a young fireman and an angry gambler are forced to build a wall of 15th-century stone. For Jim Nashe, it all started when he came into a small inheritance and left Boston in pursuit of 'a life of freedom.' Careening back and forth across the United States, waiting for the money to run out, Nashe meet Jack Pozzi, a young man with a temper and a plan. With Nashe's last funds, they enter a poker game with two rich eccentrics, 'risking everythingon the single blind turn of a card.' 217p.
  • The New York Trilogy: City of Glass; Ghosts; The Locked Room

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $16.00
    • 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.
  • Winter Journal

    By Paul Auster

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789110737259
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Compan
    • Published: 2012
    (2012). 8vo. ADVANCE READING COPY. Minor rubbing and edgewear to wrappers and text block. VG in wrappers.

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