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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...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.38
Edward Manners - thirty three and disaffected - escapes to a Flemish city in search of a new life. Almost at once he falls in love with seventeen-year-old Luc, and is introduced to the twilight world of the 1890s Belgian painter Edgard Orst. 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 Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ? NOW AN HBO MINISERIES In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge.... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...