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  • Citizenby Claudia Rankine

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    * Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker... more...

  • In the Beginning Was the Seaby Tomás Gonzáles; Frank Wynne

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Death in paradise: sea, sex and a sinister downward spiral on a Caribbean islandThe young intellectuals J. and Elena abandon the parties, the drinking and the money of the city, and start a new life on a remote tropical coast. Among mango trees, hot sands and everlasting sunshine, they plan to live the Good Life, self-sufficient and close to nature.But... more...

  • I, Asimovby Isaac Asimov

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.99

    Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as... more...

  • The Confessionsby Saint Augustine; Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 4.99

    In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art.Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby Linda Buckle; Rex Gibson; Richard Andrews; Vicki Wienand

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 9.00

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. more...

  • Candideby Voltaire; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Après le tremblement de terre qui avait détruit les trois quarts de Lisbonne, les sages du pays n'avaient pas trouvé un moyen plus efficace pour prévenir une ruine totale que de donner au peuple un bel auto-da-fé ; il était décidé par l'université de Coïmbre que le spectacle de quelques personnes brûlées à petit feu, en grande cérémonie,... more...

  • False Papersby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79

    Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful.... more...

  • Creative Unityby Rabindranath Tagore

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist, composer, social reformer and businessman. The essays in this book are: The Poet's Religion. The Creative Ideal. The Religion of the... more...

  • Smothered in Hugsby Dennis Cooper

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    “In another country or another era, Dennis Cooper’s books would be circulated in secret, explosive samizdat editions that friends and fans would pass around and savor like forbidden absinthe.” — New York Times Book Review “His work belongs to that of Poe, the Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, and Georges Bataille, other writers who argued with... more...

  • Essaysby Ralph Waldo Emerson

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...