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- Melville House 2014; US$ 23.95
In the epicenter of the world financial crisis, a comedian launched a joke campaign that didn?t seem so funny to the country?s leading politicians .?.?. It all started when Jón Gnarr founded the Best Party in 2009 to satirize his country?s political system. The financial collapse in Iceland had, after all, precipitated the world-wide meltdown, and... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.95
Another dose of hilarity and mayhem from the author Carl Hiaasen calls ?the real deal? In this winner of the German Thriller Prize, ex-cop Simon Brenner, as part of his never-ending quest to get as far away from being a cop as he can, takes a job as an ambulance driver in downtown Vienna. It?s a hair-raising job, though, made more so by the tendency... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 16.00
"I was on my way to look for a life of my own." A brilliant, brutally honest autobiographical novel, long out of print, from one of the great artistic polymaths of the 20th century. This is a Sebaldian account of the narrator's attempt to break free of a repressive upper-middle-class upbringing and make his way as an artist and individual, written... more...
- Melville House 2009; US$ 27.00
Based on a true story, this never-before-translated masterpiece was overlooked for years after its author?a bestselling writer before World War II who found himself in a Nazi insane asylum at war?s end?died just before it was published. In a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis, it tells the sweeping saga of one working-class... more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 20.00
Understanding North Korea through its propaganda What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them? Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic , presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime?s... more...
- Melville House 2011; US$ 14.95
In a raucous debut that summons up Britain's fabled Goon Squad comedies, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself with a "slightly more successful" friend and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences and better gin. One reason for their journeys: the narrator's home is slowly being taken over... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 16.95
Fritz Tolm has risen to the most powerful position in Germany. With fame comes fear and vulnerability. Threats to his life are met with the all-pervasive “safety-net” of police protection and surveillance. Trapped in a house they dare not leave, where every visitor is suspect and every object a potential bomb, Tolm and his family wait to... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 16.95
Updated with New Information and Additional Patches They?re on the shoulders of all military personnel: patches showing what a soldier?s unit does. But what if that?s top secret? ?A glimpse of [the Pentagon?s] dark world through a revealing lens?patches?the kind worn on military uniforms. . . The book offers not only clues into... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 15.95
Delve into the hidden nature of words: An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some never get spoken, and others never written? Each... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 14.95
The Hunting of the Snark , Lewis Carroll?s classic masterpiece of nonsense verse, takes the reader on a wonderfully witty and inventive hunt for the ever-elusive Snark. The tantalizing mysteries of the poem are here perfectly matched in these brilliant new illustrations by artist Mahendra Singh, who has created a visual treasure hunt, full of riddles,... more...