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- 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.95
Paris, the City of Light. We think of it as the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of white fa?ades, discreet traffic and well-mannered exchanges. But there was another Paris, hidden from view and virtually extinct today - the Paris of the working and criminal classes that shaped the city over the past two centuries. In the voices of Balzac... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 6.79
Following Low Life, Luc Sante's acclaimed evocation of the underside of New York City's history, Evidence is an investigation into the mysteries of crime, death, and photography that only this brilliant and original writer could conduct. In one sense Evidence is a picture book - a collection of 55 evidence photographs taken by the New York City... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 12.60
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99
Este libro no trata sobre la historia canónica de Nueva York. No hay inmigrantes pobres que dan la vuelta a su fortuna, ni filántropos dadivosos inaugurando hospitales, ni bardos que gloriquen sus rascacielos. Este libro es más bien un desfile de rufianes ?en bandas callejeras, en partidos políticos o en uniforme de policía? y de desheredados ?quienes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
The classic 1940 study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called ?a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.? ?Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,? wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.00
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...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 16.95
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...
- 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 writing, his books... more...