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  • The Road to San Giovanniby Italo Calvino; Tim Parks

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.95

    Heartfelt, affecting, and wise, the essay collection The Road to San Giovanni offers Italo Calvino?s reflections on his own life and work in five elegant "memory exercises." more...

  • Sex Is Forbiddenby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute, the Buddhist retreat where Beth Marriot has taken refuge, and that?s a big advantage. Beth has been working as a server, assisting in the kitchen and helping out?discreetly, so the meditators aren?t disturbed. The meditators are making big sacrifices to come here and change their lives. So the servers must... more...

  • Translating Styleby Tim Parks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Arising from a dissatisfaction with blandly general or abstrusely theoretical approaches to translation, this book sets out to show, through detailed and lively analysis, what it really means to translate literary style. Combining linguistic and lit crit approaches, it proceeds through a series of interconnected chapters to analyse translations of... more...

  • Where I'm Reading Fromby Tim Parks

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Why should a group of aging Swedish men determine what ?world? literature is best? Do books change anything? Did they use to? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where... more...

  • Judge Savageby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    There is no life without a double life. And yet one grows weary...Recently promoted to the position of Crown Court judge-jealous colleagues suggest it might be because he is black-Daniel Savage decides at midlife that it's finally time to settle down, foreswear philandering, and rededicate himself to his family.His career demands the most responsible... more...

  • Hell and Backby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called ""the best British author working today"". In Hell and Back,Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging, always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. In this... more...

  • Juggling the Stars: A Novelby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2001; US$ 14.95

    Morris Duckworth, an unhappy and poverty-stricken English teacher in Verona, descends deeper and deeper into crime and violence as he moves from petty theft to a plot to kidnap a wealthy heiress who has fallen in love with him. more...

  • Cleaverby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Why would a man who has it all suddenly turn his back on the world at the height of his power? A celebrated journalist, broadcaster, and documentary filmmaker, Harold Cleaver has just trounced the president in a damning television interview. But balancing Cleaver's success is the unbearable scrutiny of his elder son's equally damning roman clef,... more...

  • Rapidsby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 24.00

    A riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature, in "the novel Tim Parks was born to write" (Sunday Telegraph, London). When 15 vacationers-six adults and nine adolescents-arrive in the Italian Alps to try their kayaking skills against the wild waters of the upper Aurino River, they have no idea what... more...

  • A Season with Veronaby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    After 20 years of living in Italy, Tim Parks, whom Joseph Brodsky, has called "the nest British author working today," spent a full year following the fortunes-and misfortunes-of the Verona football-oops! Soccer-club. Here is his rollicking report. Fro Udine to Catania, from San Siro to the Olimpico, traveling with the fans and the players from the... more...