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  • Alchymic Journalsby Evan S. Connell

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 16.00

    Capturing the spirit of arcane writing, Evan S. Connell delivers spectacular and esoteric prose as he imagines the journals of seven alchemists. The first is Paracelsus, the famous sixteenth-century alchemist, who is followed by an array of distinct voices: physicians, historians, alchemists, and philosophers. Each employs a unique personality and... more...

  • Deus Lo Volt!by Evan S. Connell

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 19.95

    God wills it! The year is 1095 and the most prominent leaders of the Christian World are assembled in a meadow in France. Deus lo volt! This cry is taken up, echoes forth, is carried on. The Crusades have started, and wave after wave of Christian pilgrims rush to assault the growing power of Muslims in the Holy Land. Two centuries long, it will become... more...

  • The Connoisseurby Evan S. Connell

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.00

    Acclaimed author Evan S. Connell sends us through the complete experience of a man initially intrigued and then enslaved by art: a curious interest, a rapt fixation, and the becoming of a connoisseur. The Connoisseur trails the evolution of Muhlbach, an insurance executive on a business trip in Taos, New Mexico, who develops an obsession with pre-Columbian... more...

  • Lost in Uttar Pradeshby Evan S. Connell

    Counterpoint 2008; US$ 27.00

    Evan S. Connell's restraint, concision, and perfect pitch lend themselves stunningly to the short story form. He intuitively senses when to explain and when to let silence stand in speech's stead. His characters—among them, a wanderer back from Spain, the corpulent Mr. Bemis, Katia and her lion—ring true not because the stories are filled with monumental... more...

  • Son of the Morning Starby Evan S. Connell

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American... more...

  • Mr. Bridgeby Evan S. Connell

    Counterpoint 2005; US$ 15.95

    Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he senses that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void within—not the skeleton in the closet but... more...

  • Mrs Bridgeby Evan S. Connell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    Evan S. Connell's Mrs Bridge is an extraordinary tragicomic portrayal of suburban life and one of the classic American novels of the twentieth century, influencing books such as Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections . This edition has an introduction by Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End and The Unnamed . Mrs Bridge, an unremarkable... more...

  • Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmelby Evan S. Connell

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 15.95

    Praise for Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel “A unique tour de force? — The New York Times Book Review “One of the most remarkable books that I have read in a long time.? —Kenneth Rexroth “Mr. Connell?s NOTES are what one intelligent, sensitive artist has been able to salvage from all experience as testimony to the rather pathetic... more...

  • Mr Bridgeby Evan S. Connell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.38

    Evan S. Connell's Mr Bridge is a moving and darkly funny portrayal of a man who is outwardly successful but internally stunted by existential doubts, repressed sexual yearnings and deep-seated prejudices. Fans of Jonathan Franzen and Richard Yates will enjoy Connell's pitch-perfect portrayal of marriage and family life, and this new Penguin Classics... more...

  • The Patriotby Evan S. Connell

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 15.95

    Another brilliant example of Evan Connell?s art, The Patriot deals with an American boy who grew to maturity with World War II. He had learned his father?s patriotism, and then, through the impact of firsthand experience, formulated his own. Melvin Isaacs, aged seventeen, became a Navy Air Force cadet in 1942. His course of training as a flyer... more...