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  • Advanced Law Firm Mismanagementby Arnold B. Kanter; Paul Hoffman

    Catbird Press 1993; US$ 2.99

    With humor in the tradition of Robert Benchley and S. J. Perelman, this book reveals the absurdities of life in a law firm. Through memos, speeches, and committee meetings, the mythically inept firm of Fairweather, Winters & Sommers is described. In "Advanced Law Firm Mismanagement," the firm's founder, Stanley Fairweather, recalls the goodand not-so-goodold... more...

  • Apocryphal Talesby Karel Capek; Norma Comrada

    Catbird Press 1997; US$ 9.99

    The stories in this collection tackle great events and figures of history, myth, and literature in unexpected ways, questioning views on such basic concepts as justice, progress, wisdom, belief, and patriotism. more...

  • Catapultby Vladimír Páral; William Harkins

    Catbird Press 1993; US$ 4.99

    This twist on the Don Juan story examines the attractions and difficulties of freedom. In the course of his commute, Jacek Jost is suddenly catapulted out of his daily routine into a world of infinite opportunities. more...

  • City, Sister, Silverby Jáchym Topol; Alex Zucker

    Catbird Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    Winner of the Egon Hostovský Prize as the best Czech book of the year, this epic novel powerfully captures the sense of dislocation that followed the Czechs’ newfound freedom in 1989. More than just the story of its young protagonistwho is part businessman, part gang member, part drifterit is a novel that includes terrifying dream scenes, Czech and... more...

  • Daylight in Nightclub Infernoby Elena Lappin

    Catbird Press 1997; US$ 3.99

    The first English-language collection of stories and novel excerpts by the best and most representative younger Czech writers, this volume reveals that, unlike the older generation, these writers have not been disillusioned; their darkness comes not from the disappointment of hopes, but from never having had any. This collection also introduces a... more...

  • Diplomatic Pursuitsby Joseph von Westphalen; Melanie Richter-Bernburg

    Catbird Press 1995; US$ 3.99

    Harry von Duckwitz pursues ideas and women with the same conflicted, contrary, self-critical volatility he brings to his diplomatic career. more...

  • Fingers Pointing Somewhere Elseby Daniela Fischerová; Neil Bermel

    Catbird Press 2000; US$ 4.99

    With widely varying characters and plots, these seven short stories describe everything from a young Czech girl coming of age to an Imperial Chinese chef who is increasingly unable to be truly creative and venture beyond his previous experiences. The common thread running through the tales is the idea that one must accept one’s emotions and desires... more...

  • The Four Sonyasby Vladimír Páral; William Harkins

    Catbird Press 1993; US$ 4.99

    Examining the way people manipulate and exploit each other, this novel tells of Sonya, a hotel maid who clings to a fairy-tale dream that someday a prince will come and save her. Since Sonya is young and beautiful, there are many princes who share her dream, but the princes are more like frogs, and instead of saving Sonya, they flirt with her, kidnap... more...

  • The Handbook of Law Firm Mismanagement for the 21st Centuryby Arnold B. Kanter; Paul Hoffman

    Catbird Press 2003; US$ 3.00

    America’s expert on law firm mismanagement is back with a whole new array of humorous committee meetings, memos, speeches, and consultants’ reports that present lawyers acting not like sharks, but rather floundering in a sea of dilemmas. The lawyers at the fictitious firm Fairweather, Winters & Sommers consider the advantages of merging and going... more...

  • Human Resourcesby Floyd Kemske

    Catbird Press 1995; US$ 3.00

    Management is the use of humans as resources; so is vampirism. When a vampire is called in to turn a sick biotech company around, reorganization takes on a much paler cast. Alternate chapters show the vampire's business education during the Industrial Revolution. more...