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- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 12.95
The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America's most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of unforgettable portraits--of... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 15.95
Elizabeth Hardwick was one of America?s great postwar women of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. Until now, however, her slim but remarkable achievement as a writer of short stories has remained largely hidden, with her work tucked away in the pages of the periodicals?such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and The New York Review... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00
In Sleepless Nights a woman looks back on her life?the parade of people, the shifting background of place?and assembles a scrapbook of memories, reflections, portraits, letters, wishes, and dreams. An inspired fusion of fact and invention, this beautifully realized, hard-bitten, lyrical book is not only Elizabeth Hardwick's finest fiction but one... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 16.95
Tess Slesinger?s 1934 novel, The Unpossessed details the ins and outs and ups and downs of left-wing New York intellectual life and features a cast of litterateurs, layabouts, lotharios, academic activists, and fur-clad patrons of protest and the arts. This cutting comedy about hard times, bad jobs, lousy marriages, little magazines, high principles,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.00
Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879, Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success. The young Daisy Miller, an American on holiday with her mother on the shores of Switzerland?s Lac Leman, is one of James?s most vivid and tragic characters. Daisy?s friendship with... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 16.95
Winner of The 1963 National Book Award for Fiction. The hero of J.F. Powers?s comic masterpiece is Father Urban, a man of the cloth who is also a man of the world. Charming, with an expansive vision of the spiritual life and a high tolerance for moral ambiguity, Urban enjoys a national reputation as a speaker on the religious circuit and has big plans... more...
- Daunt Books 2014; US$ 11.67
Bento Santiago is madly in love with his neighbour, Capitú. He even breaks a promise his devout mother made to God – that he become a priest – in order to marry her. But, once wed, Bento becomes increasingly convinced that Capitú is having a torrid affair, that his son is not his own, and that his best friend has cuckolded him. What follows is... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95
Los Angeles Times ?An excellent new rendering [of a] marvellous and original book.??James Wood, London Review of Books ?A masterpiece, a novel overflowing with human truth in all its murkiness, laughter and terror, a book as striking and relevant today as when it was first published, and a book that is in every good way?its originality included?like... more...