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  • The Factory of Factsby Luc Sante

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    The acclaimed author of Low Life reinvents the memoir in a cunning, lyrical book that is at once a personal history and a meditation on the construction of identity. Born in Belgium but raised in New Jersey, Luc Sante transformed himself from a pious, timid Belgian boy into a loutish American adolescent, who eschewed French while fantasizing about... more...

  • Kill All Your Darlingsby Luc Sante

    Verse Chorus Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    In his books and in a string of wide-ranging and inventive essays, Luc Sante has shown himself to be not only one of our pre-eminent stylists, but also a critic of uncommon power and range. He is “one of the handful of living masters of the American language, as well as a singular historian and philosopher of American experience,? says the New Yorker?s... more...

  • How the Other Half Livesby Jacob A. Riis; Luc Sante

    Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 14.00

    First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people. more...

  • The Big Conby David Maurer; Luc Sante

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Shares insights from confidence men and swindlers on the schemes they used to cheat their victims. more...

  • Maggie, a Girl of the Streets and Other New York Writingsby Stephen Crane; Luc Sante

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 10.00

    This harrowing tale of a young girl in the slums is a searing portrayal of turn-of-the-century New York, and Stephen Crane's most innovative work. Published in 1893, when the author was just twenty-one, it broke new ground with its vivid characters, its brutal naturalism, and its empathic rendering of the lives of the poor. It remains both powerful,... more...

  • The Handleby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style—and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency—Stark is a master of crime... more...

  • The Rare Coin Scoreby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style—and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency—Stark is a master of crime... more...

  • The Seventhby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style—and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency—Stark is a master of crime... more...

  • Novels in Three Linesby Felix Feneon; Luc Sante

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.00

    A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Novels in Three Lines  collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906?true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here... more...

  • Pedigreeby Georges Simenon; Luc Sante; Robert Baldick

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 17.95

    Pedigree  is Georges Simenon?s longest, most unlikely, and most adventurous novel, the book that is increasingly seen to lie at the heart of his outsize achievement as a chronicler of modern self and society. In the early 1940s, Simenon began work on a memoir of his Belgian childhood. He showed the initial pages to André Gide, who urged him to turn... more...

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