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  • The Sound and the Furyby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory... more...

  • As I Lay Dyingby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    ?I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.? ?William Faulkner on As I Lay Dying   As I Lay Dying is Faulkner?s harrowing account of the Bundren family?s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to... more...

  • Light in Augustby William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?Read, read, read. Read everything?trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You?ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you?ll find out. If it?s not, throw it out the window.? ?William Faulkner   Light in August , a novel about hopeful perseverance in the... more...

  • Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue. more...

  • The English Patientby Michael Ondaatje

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who... more...

  • Absalom, Absalom!by William Faulkner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    ?Read, read, read. Read everything?trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You?ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you?ll find out. If it?s not, throw it out the window.? ?William Faulkner   Absalom, Absalom! is Faulkner?s epic tale of Thomas Sutpen,... more...

  • The Tennis Partyby Madeleine Wickham

    Transworld 2010; US$ 9.86

    It was Patrick's idea that they should have the tennis party. After all, he has the perfect setting - the White House, bought out of his bonuses as an investment banker. He hasn't actually told Caroline, his brash and beautiful wife, what the real reason for the party is. She is glad to welcome Stephen and Annie, their impoverished former neighbours,... more...

  • The Feast of the Goatby Mario Vargas Llosa; Edith Grossman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 12.60

    Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capital was still called Trujillo City and one old man terrorized a nation of three million. Rafael Trujillo, the depraved ailing dictator whom Dominicans call... more...

  • Gileadby Marilynne Robinson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel A New York Times Top-Ten Book of 2004 Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nearly 25 years after Housekeeping , Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that... more...

  • Ambiguous Adventureby Cheikh Hamidou Kane; Katherine Woods; Wole Soyinka

    Melville House 2012; US$ 15.00

    The celebrated classic by a groundbreaking figure in African literature addresses a critical contemporary issue?the collision of Islamic African values and Western culture. Hailed by Chinua Achebe as one of the greatest African novels ever written, this long-unavailable classic tells the tale of young Samba Diallo, a devout pupil in a Koranic... more...