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- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 5.95
In this powerful book we enter the world of Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in America fired with dreams of wealth, freedom, and opportunity. And we discover, with him, the astonishing truth about "packingtown," the busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where new world visions perish in a jungle of human suffering.... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 16.00
"This stunning collection of stories offers an unsentimental glimpse of life among the immigrants from the Dominican Republic--and other front-line reports on the ambivalent promise of the American dream--by an eloquent and original writer who describes more than physical dislocation in conveying the price that is paid for leaving culture and homeland... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
A detailed account of the travels undertaken by Defoe roughly around 1722 is presented in this work. A unique travelogue, it explains the places as well as the sentiments of the author during the tours. The work engrosses the reader completely. more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 13.11
'As wise and compelling a book as any of his elegiac and graceful novels.' David Mitchell This is the story of John McGahern's childhood; of his mother's death, his father's anger and bafflement, and his own discovery of literature. 'Long before Frank McCourt made an entire industry out of twinkly eyed accounts of the poverty and institutionalised... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
These four last prose fictions by Samuel Beckett were originally published individually, and their composition spanned the final decade of his life . In Company a solitary hearer lying in blackness calls up images from the far-off past. Ill Seen Ill Said meditates upon an old woman living out her last days alone in an isolated snow-bound cottage,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00
National book Critics Circle Award Finalist "Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today."--Michael Ondaatje "This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing." --Alice Munro The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning... more...
- Steerforth Press 2013; US$ 20.00
Beautifully translated from the Dutch by David Colmer, the IMPAC Award-winning translator of Gerbrand Bakker?s The Twin , Hugo Claus?s poems are remarkable for their dexterity, intensity of feeling, and acute intelligence. From the richly associative and referential ?Oostakker Poems? to the emotional and erotic outpouring of the ?mad dog stanzas?... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.38
**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** These are beguiling, provocative stories about manipulative men and the women who outwit them, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, about moments which change or haunt a life. Alice Munro's stories surprise and delight, turning lives into art, expanding... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 16.95
Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules: The Lost Writings consists ofa series of magazine articles Napoleon Hill wrote between 1919and1923 for Success Magazine, of which he eventually become aneditor. Hill's obsession with achieving material success had ledhim from poverty stricken Appalachian Mountains with the desire tostudy successful people. These articles... more...
- Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 14.99
From personal loss to phantom diseases, The Empathy Exams is a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral... more...