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My Father and Myself (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Ackerley, J.R.

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780940322127

ISBN: 0940322129

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When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own--this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him in life. But Ackerley's pursuit of his father is also an exploration of the self, making "My Father and Myself" a pioneering record, at once sexually explicit and emotionally charged, of life as a gay man. This witty, sorrowful, and beautiful book is a classic of twentieth-century memoir. View more info

Omer Pasha Latas: Marshal to the Sultan

By: Andric, Ivo

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Seller ID: 9781681372525

ISBN: 1681372525

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Poem Strip including an Explanation of the Afterlife (New York Review Books Clas

By: Buzzati, Dino

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590173237

ISBN: 1590173236

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A New York Review Books Original There's a certain street--via Saterna--in the middle of Milan that just doesn't show up on maps of the city. Orfi, a wildly successful young singer, lives there, and it's there that one night he sees his gorgeous girlfriend Eura disappear, "like a spirit," through a little door in the high wall that surrounds a mysterious mansion across the way. Where has Eura gone? Orfi will have to venture with his guitar across the borders of life and death to find out. Featuring the Ashen Princess, the Line Inspector, trainloads of Devils, Trudy, Valentina, and the... View more info

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Too Big

By: d'Aulaire, Ingri

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 3/19/2015

Seller ID: 9781590172919

ISBN: 1590172914

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The little hero of this tale has a shock of blond hair, a devoted dog, and a frisky cat, but today he has a problem, a big problem, in fact: he's just too big to do the things he wants to do. He's too big to put on his little hat and coat, too big for his mother to pick up, and too big to ride around on the dog's back. Luckily he's not too big to dream of the time when he'll be big enough to relish the challenges ahead and to set out on bold new adventures of his own. In glowing primary colors, Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, famous for their luminous retellings of the Norse and Greek myt... View more info

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Inferno of Dante Alighieri (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Dante

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590171141

ISBN: 1590171144

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This startling new translation of Dante's" Inferno" is by Ciaran Carson, one of contemporary Ireland's most dazzlingly gifted poets. Written in a vigorous and inventive contemporary idiom, while also reproducing the intricate rhyme-scheme that is so essential to the beauty and power of Dante's epic, Carson's virtuosic rendering of the Inferno is that rare thing--a translation with the heft and force of a true English poem. Like Seamus Heaney's "Beowulf" and Ted Hughes's "Tales from Ovid," Ciaran Carson's "Inferno" is an extraordinary modern response to one of the great works of world literatur... View more info

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Book of Mediterranean Food (New York Review Books Classics)

By: David, Elizabeth

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781590170038

ISBN: 1590170032

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Long acknowledged as the inspiration for such modern masters as Julia Child and Claudia Roden, "A Book of Mediterranean Food" is Elizabeth David's passionate mixture of recipes, culinary lore, and frank talk. In bleak postwar Great Britain, when basics were rationed and fresh food a fantasy, David set about to cheer herself --and her audience-- up with dishes from the south of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and the Middle East. Some are sumptuous, many are simple, most are sublime. View more info

Niki: The Story of a Dog (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Dery, Tibor

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Seller ID: 1411471173183

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World as I Found It

By: Duffy, Bruce

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 5/1/2014

Seller ID: 9781590173602

ISBN: 1590173600

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When Bruce Duffy's "The World As I Found It "was first published more than twenty years ago, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A brilliant group portrait with the vertiginous displacements of twentieth-century life looming large in the background, Duffy's novel depicts times and places as various as Vienna 1900, the trenches of World War I, Bloomsbury, and the colleges of Cambridge, while the complicated main characters appear not only in thought and d... View more info

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Dud Avocado

By: Dundy, Elaine

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 11/14/2014

Seller ID: 9781590172322

ISBN: 1590172329

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"The Dud Avocado "follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, "The Dud Avocado" gained instant cult status when it was first published and it remains a timeless portrait of a woman hell-bent on living. "I had to tell someone how much I enjoyed "The Dud Avocado." It made me laugh, scream, and guffaw (which, incidentally, is a great name ... View more info

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Charlotte Sometimes

By: Farmer, Penelope

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590172216

ISBN: 1590172213

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"A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense." It's natural to feel a little out of place when you're the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she's baffled: everyone thinks she's a girl called Clare Mobley, and even more shockingly, it seems she has traveled forty years back in time to 1918. In the months to follow, Charlotte wakes alternately in her own time and in Clare's. And instead of having only one new set of rules to learn, she also has to contend with the unprecede... View more info

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Nightmare Alley

By: Gresham, William Lindsay

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590173480

ISBN: 1590173481

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"Nightmare Alley "begins with an extraordinary description of a freak-show geek--alcoholic and abject and the object of the voyeuristic crowd's gleeful disgust and derision--going about his work at a county fair. Young Stan Carlisle is working as a carny, and he wonders how a man could fall so low. There's no way in hell, he vows, that anything like that will ever happen to him. And since Stan is clever and ambitious and not without a useful streak of ruthlessness, soon enough he's going places. Onstage he plays the mentalist with a cute bimbo (before long his harried wife), then he gradua... View more info

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Rogue Male

By: Household, Geoffrey

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590172438

ISBN: 1590172434

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1930-something: a professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator's private compound. He does. He has the potential target in his sites and is wondering whether to pull the trigger when security catches up with him. Imprisoned, tortured, doomed to a painful death, the hunter makes an extraordinary and harrowing escape, fleeing through enemy territory to the safety of his native England. But that safety is delusive: his pursuers will not be diverted fr... View more info

Secret Commonwealth: Of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies (New York Review Books Classic

By: Kirk, Robert

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Seller ID: 9781681373560

ISBN: 1681373564

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Waste Books

By: Lichtenberg, Georg

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 7/7/2010

Seller ID: 9780940322509

ISBN: 0940322501

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German scientist and man of letters Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was an 18th-century polymath: an experimental physicist, an astronomer, a mathematician, a practicing critic both of art and literature. He is most celebrated, however, for the casual notes and aphorisms that he collected in what he called his Waste Books. With unflagging intelligence and encyclopedic curiosity, Lichtenberg wittily deflates the pretensions of learning and society, examines a range of philosophical questions, and tracks his own thoughts down hidden pathways to disconcerting and sometimes hilarious conclusions. ... View more info

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In the Cafe of Lost Youth

By: Modiano, Patrick

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Publisher: 4/19/2017

Seller ID: 9781590179536

ISBN: 1590179536

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Contempt (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Moravia, Alberto

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590171226

ISBN: 1590171225

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"Contempt" is a brilliant and unsettling work by one of the revolutionary masters of modern European literature. All the qualities for which Alberto Moravia is justly famous--his cool clarity of expression, his exacting attention to psychological complexity and social pretension, his still-striking openness about sex--are evident in this story of a failing marriage. "Contempt" (which was to inspire Jean-Luc Godard's no-less-celebrated film) is an unflinching examination of desperation and self-deception in the emotional vacuum of modern consumer society. View more info

Anthology: Selected Essays from Thirty Years of The New York Review of Books

By: New York Review/Silvers, Rober

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Publisher: 8/29/2010

Seller ID: 249019

ISBN: 249019

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Unknown Masterpieces: Writers Rediscover Literature's Hidden Classics (New York

By: NYRB

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Seller ID: 9781590170779

ISBN: 1590170776

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In this original collection, several of today's finest writers introduce little-known treasures of literature that they count among their favorite books. Here Toni Morrison celebrates a great Guinean storyteller whose novel of mystical adventure and surprising revelation transforms our image of Africa, while Susan Sontag raises the curtain on a distant summer when three of the greatest poets of the twentieth century exchanged love letters like no others. Here too John Updike analyzes the rare art of an English comic genius, Jonathan Lethem considers a hard-boiled and heartbreaking story of ... View more info

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More Was Lost: A Memoir (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Perenyi, Eleanor

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Seller ID: 9781590179499

ISBN: 1590179498

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Doll

By: Prus, Boleslaw

Price: $12.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590173831

ISBN: 159017383X

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Bołeslaw Prus""is often compared to Chekhov, and Prus's masterpiece might be described as an intimate epic, a beautifully detailed, utterly absorbing exploration of life in late-nineteenth-century Warsaw, which is also a prophetic reckoning with some of the social forces--imperialism, nationalism, anti-Semitism among them--that would soon convulse Europe as never before. But "The Doll" is above all a brilliant novel of character, dramatizing conflicting ideas through the various convictions, ambitions, confusions, and frustrations of an extensive and varied cast. At the center of the book... View more info