• Anna Karenina

    By Leo Tolstoy

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143035008
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2002
    Anna Karenina has beauty, social position, wealth, a husband, and an adored son, but her existence seems empty. When she meets the dashing officer count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature - with devastating results. One of the world's greatest novels, Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal, and a vivid, richly textured panorama of 19th-century Russia. In a magnificent, acclaimed translation. With Notes. 838p.
  • Being Dead: A Novel

    By Jim Crace

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312275426
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 2000
    National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction winner. On Baritone Bay, in mid-afternoon, a couple, prim college professors in their 50s and married almost 30 years, lie dead, clubbed to death moments before by a thief while they are preoccupied making love on a desolate beach where, years earlier, they'd made love for the first time. The novel's present action moves from the moment just after their death, through their gradual decomposition, until they are discovereddays later, too decomposed to provide evidence of ever having been there. Along the way, the novel traces their lives together, the chronologically-reverse story of their morning together, and colleagues & relatives' search for them.
  • Birds of America: Stories

    By Lorrie Moore

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307474964
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: January 2010
    Though the characters in these twelve stories are seen in such varied setting as Iowa, Ireland, Maryland, Louisiana and Italy, they are all afflicted with ennui, angst, and aimlessness. They can’t communicate or connect; they have no inner resources; they can’t focus; they can’t feel love. Moore empowers them with wit allowing their thoughts and conversation to sparkle with wordplay, sarcastic banter and idioms used with startling originality. No matter how chaotic their lives, their minds still operate at quip speed; the emotional impact of their inner desolation is expressed in gallows humor. A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year. 291p.
  • Black Tickets: Stories

    By Jayne Anne Phillips

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727351
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: September 2001
    A collection of short stories and vignettes by the author of Machine Dreams reveals the daily life and loneliness of common people in town and country settings. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  • Cathedral: Stories

    By Raymond Carver

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679723691
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 1989
    First published in 1983. The 'American Chekhov' serves up twelve stories that reflect, with uncanny accuracy, the pain, confusion and longing that both afflict and comprise our differing human conditions. 228p.
  • Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories

    By Thomas Mann

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679722069
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: March 1989
    In addition to Death in Venice, this volume includes 'Mario and the Magician,' 'Disorder and Early Sorrow,' 'A Man and His Dog,' 'Felix Kroll,' 'The Blood of the Walsungs,' 'Tristan,' and 'Tonio Kruger.'
  • Dhalgren

    By Samuel R. Delany

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375706684
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 2001
    Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there...The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. Into this disaster zone comesa young man - poet, lover, and adventurer - known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and groundbreaking work of American magical realism.
  • Disgrace

    By J.M. Coetzee

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140296402
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2000
    At fifty-two, Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire, but lacking in passion. When an affair with a student leaves him jobless, shunned by friends, and ridiculed by his ex-wife, he retreats to his daughter Lucy's smallholding. His visit becomes an extended stay as he attempts to find meaning in his one remaining relationship. Instead, an incident of unimaginable terror and violence forces father and daughter to confront their strained relationship - and the equally complicated racial complexities of the new South Africa. A Finalist for the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. 220p.
  • Dubliners

    By James Joyce

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812983012
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: August 2012
    Introduction by John Banville James Joyce was the singular figure of modernism, and to this day his grand vision looms large over contemporary literature and the entire Western canon. His stylistic innovations were revolutionary, yet nowhere is Joyce more accessible than in this volume of short stories, a brilliant collection that celebrates, critiques, and immortalizes the place that Joyce knew better than anyone else: Dublin. From the young boy encountering death in the opening story, “The Sisters,” to the middle-aged protagonist of its haunting finale, “The Dead,” considered one of the greatest short stories of all time, Dubliners is a vivid portrait of the city in all its glory and hardship, and a seminal work that redefined the short form. Featuring a new Introduction by acclaimed novelist John Banville, this edition is not only a breathless portal into Joyce's “dear dirty Dublin” but a vital literary treasure from one of the great masters of all time.
  • Enduring Love

    By Ian McEwan

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385494144
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: January 1999
    A tragic accident shatters the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose, testing his beloved rationalism, threatening the love of his wife, and driving him to take desperate measures to stay alive. 272p. Pap.
  • Everything That Rises Must Converge

    By Flannery O'Connor

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374504649
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 1965
    Flannery O'Connor was working on EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE at the time of her death. This collection is an exquiste legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers:race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else. Nine stories that zing with the currency of fiction-writing genius. 269p.
  • Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

    By Judith Butler

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415389556
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: May 2006
  • Glass, Irony and God

    By Anne Carson

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811213028
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: November 1995
    Anne Carson's poetry - characterized by various reviewers as "short talks," "essays," or "verse narratives" - combines the confessional and the critical in a voice all her own. Known as a remarkable classicist, Anne Carson in Glass, Irony and God weaves contemporary and ancient poetic strands with stunning style. This collection includes: "The Glass Essay," a powerful poem about the end of a love affair, told in the context of Carson's reading of the Bronte sisters; "Book of Isaiah," a poem evoking the deeply primitive feel of ancient Judaism; and "The Fall of Rome," about her trip to "find" Rome and her struggle to overcome feelings of a terrible alienation there.
  • Howl and Other Poems (The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four)

    By Allen Ginsberg

    Our Price: $7.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780872860179
    • Publisher: City Lights Books
    • Published: January 2001
    (City Lights Pocket Poets series). Allen Ginsberg's poem, 'Howl,' landed on the shores of America's shipwrecked consciousness as a manifesto and testimony. The book, HOWL AND OTHER POEMS, was subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police. It was the subject of a long court trial at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Ginsberg knew what was obscene, and he wrote it down in a delirious, impassioned fit of poetic reverie. It is both THE legendary and notorious poem of 20th-century American literature. Bibliography. 60p.
  • I Lost It at the Movies: Film Writings 1954-1965

    By Pauline Kael

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780714529752
    • Publisher: Marion Boyars
    • Published: January 1994
    A compilation of film reviews and commentary by film critic Pauline Kael covering her 1954 to 1965 writings. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.