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  • Paris Vagabondby Jean-Paul Clebert; Donald Nicholson-Smith; Patrice Molinard; Luc Sante

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 18.95

    An NYRB Classic Original  Jean-Paul Clébert was a boy from a respectable middle-class family who ran away from school, joined the French Resistance, and never looked back. Making his way to Paris at the end of World War II, Clébert took to living on the streets, and in Paris Vagabond , a so-called ?aleatory novel? assembled out of sketches he jotted... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Other Parisby Luc Sante

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 24.78

    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...

  • Evidenceby Luc Sante

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Low Lifeby Luc Sante

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Novels in Three Linesby Felix Feneon; Luc Sante

    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...

  • 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 writing, his books... more...