The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

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Pushkin Press #ad - The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig #ad - In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig's short stories the very best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp observation, understanding and vivid empathy. Ranging from love and death to faith restored and hope regained, these stories present a master at work, at the top of his form. Perfectly paced and brimming with passion, these twenty-two tales from a master storyteller of the Twentieth Century are translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell.

Deluxe, clothbound edition.

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Odessa Stories Pushkin Collection

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Pushkin Collection #ad - Everyone makes mistakes, even God. In the original odessa stories collection published in 1931, babel describes the life of the fictional Jewish mob boss Benya Krik - one of the great anti-heroes of Russian literature - and his gang in the ghetto of Moldavanka, around the time of the October Revolution.

Praised by maxim gorky and considered one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century Russian literature, this is the first ever stand-alone collection of all Babel's narratives set in the city, and includes the original stories as well as later tales.

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Exercises in Style New Directions Books

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New Directions #ad - This edition also retains barbara wright’s original introduction and reminiscence of working on this book — a translation that in 2008 was ranked first on the Author’s Society’s list of “The 50 Outstanding Translations of the Last 50 Years. ”. A new edition of a french modernist classic - a Parisian scene told ninety-nine different ways - with new material written in homage by the likes of Jonathan Lethem, Rivka Galchen, and many more.

On a crowded bus at midday, Raymond Queneau observes one man accusing another of jostling him deliberately. He offered barbara wright his “heartiest congratulations, ” adding: “I have always thought that nothing is untranslatable. Here is new proof. To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 1947 French publication of Exercises de Style, New Directions has asked several writers to contribute new exercises as a tribute.

Exercises in Style New Directions Books #ad - Later, in another part of town, Queneau sees the man being advised by a friend to sew a new button on his overcoat. Exercises in style — queneau’s experimental masterpiece and a hallmark book of the Oulipo literary group — retells this unexceptional tale ninety-nine times, employing the sonnet and the alexandrine, onomatopoeia and Cockney.

An “abusive” chapter heartily deplores the events; “Opera English” lends them grandeur. Tantalizing examples include jonathan lethem’s “cyberpunk, ” Harry Mathew’s “Phonetic Eros, ” and Frederic Tuten’s “Beatnik” exercises. When a seat is vacated, the first man appropriates it.

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Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays

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Mariner Books #ad - Essays by the author of 1984 on topics from “remembrances of working in a bookshop to recollections of fighting in the Spanish Civil War” Publishers Weekly. As soon as he began to write something, judge—in short, qualify, argue, “it was as natural for Orwell to propose, ” comments George Packer in his foreword, generalize, to think—as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent.

Facing unpleasant facts charts orwell’s development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as “Shooting an Elephant” with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of orwell’s boyhood in an english boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex.

Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays #ad - Organized chronologically, from 1931 through the late 1940s, these in-your-face writings showcase the power of this literary form. Publishers Weekly, starred review. Best known for his late-career classics animal farm and 1984, eric Blair, George Orwell—who used his given name, in the earliest pieces of this collection aimed at the aficionado as well as the general reader—was above all a polemicist of the first rank.

George orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected—and illuminated—the fraught times in which he lived.

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The Last Wolf & Herman

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New Directions #ad - With a sense of effete irony, they interrupt their orgies to pitch in with the manhunt of poor Herman, and in the end, “only we are left to relish the magic bouquet of this escapade. Translated by John Batki.  . Two short masterworks by the most recent winner of the man booker international prize: here, by a glitch of fate the true tale of the last wolf of Extremadura, obsessed Krasznahorkai narrator,  features a classic, is every reason why he wonThe Last Wolf, translated by George Szirtes, in miniature, a man hired to write by mistake, a barren stretch of Spain.

Hyper-sexualized aristocratic officers on a very extended leave are enjoying a saturnalia with a bevy of beauties in the town nearest the forest. This miserable experience being mistaken for another, appalled by a species’ end is narrated—all in a single sentence—as a sad looping tale, dragged about a cold foreign place, a howl more or less, in a dreary wintry Berlin bar to a patently bored bartender.

The Last Wolf & Herman #ad - The last wolf is krasznahorkai in a maddening nutshell—with the narrator trapped in his own experience having internalized the extermination of the last creature of its kind and “locked Extremadura in the depths of his own cold, empty, hollow heart”—enfolding the reader in the exact same sort of entrapment to and beyond the end, with its first full-stop period of the book.

Herman, “a peerless virtuoso of trapping who guards the splendid mysteries of an ancient craft gradually sinking into permanent oblivion, ” is asked to clear a forest’s last “noxious beasts. In herman i: the game warden, he begins with great zeal, although in time he “suspects that maybe he was ‘on the wrong scent.

Herman switches sides, deciding to track entirely new game.

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A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

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Simon & Schuster #ad - A woman looking at men looking at women is an “erudite” Booklist, and absorbing meditation on thinking, irreverent, knowing, “wide-ranging, and being” Kirkus Reviews, starred review. The delusions of certainty” exposes how the age-old, artificial intelligence, unresolved mind-body problem has shaped and often distorted and confused contemporary thought in neuroscience, psychiatry, genetics, and evolutionary psychology.

Picasso, robert mapplethorpe, louise bourgeois, Susan Sontag, Anselm Kiefer, de Kooning, and Karl Ove Knausgaard all come under Hustvedt’s intense scrutiny. A woman looking at men looking at women” which provided the title of this book examines particular artworks but also human perception itself, literature, including the biases that influence how we judge art, and the world.

A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind #ad - A compelling, psychology, neuroscience, feminism, radical, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, and “insightful” Vanity Fair collection of essays on art, “richly explored” The New York Times Book Review, the acclaimed author of The Blazing World and What I Loved. In a trilogy of works brought together in a single volume, Siri Hustvedt demonstrates the striking range and depth of her knowledge in both the humanities and the sciences.

What are we? lectures on the human condition” includes a powerful reading of Kierkegaard, and penetrating reflections on the mysteries of hysteria, synesthesia, memory and space, a trenchant analysis of suicide, and the philosophical dilemmas of fiction. Armed with passionate curiosity, a sense of humor, and insights from many disciplines she repeatedly upends received ideas and cultural truisms.

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Distant Star New Directions Paperbook

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New Directions #ad - In bolano's world there's a big graveyard and there's a big graveyard laugh. A chilling novel about the nightmare of a corrupt and brutal dictatorship. The star of roberto bolano's hair-raising novel distant star is alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an air force pilot who exploits the 1973 coup to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry, torture, poetry, a multimedia enterprise involving sky-writing, and photo exhibitions.

For our unnamed narrator, who first encounters this "star" in a college poetry workshop, Ruiz-Tagle becomes the silent hand behind every evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime. A corrosive, mocking humor sparkles within Bolano's darkest visions of Chile under Pinochet. The narrator, unable to stop himself, tries to track Ruiz-Tagle down, and sees signs of his activity over and over again.

Distant Star New Directions Paperbook #ad - He once described his novel by Night in Chile as "a tale of terror, a situation comedy, and a combination pastoral-gothic novel. Many chilean authors have written about the "bloody events of the early Pinochet years, the abductions and murders, " Richard Eder commented in the The New York Times: "None has done it in so dark and glittering a fashion as Roberto Bolano.

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The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund white, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians.

The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris #ad - . Along the way we learn everything from the latest debates among French lawmakers to the juicy details of Colette's life. Originally published as part of bloomsbury's Writer and the City series, this book has sold consistently over the years, and will find a whole new audience in paperback. In the hands of the learned white, a walk through Paris is both a tour of its lush, sometimes prurient history, and an evocation of the city's spirit.

The flaneur leads us to bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, giving us a glimpse the inner human drama.

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The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

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New Directions #ad - For the first time—and in the best translation ever—the complete Book of Disquiet, a masterpiece beyond comparisonThe Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, and ruminations, aphorisms, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions.

The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition #ad - A monumental literary event, this exciting, new, complete edition spans Fernando Pessoa’s entire writing life. Most of the texts in the book of Disquiet are written under the semi-heteronym Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper. Now, for the first time the texts are presented chronologically, in a complete English edition by master translator Margaret Jull Costa.

This existential masterpiece was first published in Portuguese in 1982, forty-seven years after Pessoa’s death.

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Mr. Palomar Helen and Kurt Wolff Books

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Mariner Books #ad - A novel of a delightful eccentric on a search for truth, by the renowned author of Invisible Cities. Palomar is a natural observer. And though he may fail as an objective spectator, he is the best of company. Each brief chapter reads like an exploded haiku, ” wrote Time Out. Palomar consistently render the world sublime and ridiculous.

Palomar as a series of “beautiful, nimble, solitary feats of imagination. Throughout these twenty-seven intricately structured chapters, the musings of the crusty Mr. In the new york times book Review, the poet Seamus Heaney praised Mr. It is only after you have come to know the surface of things, ” he believes, “that you can venture to seek what is underneath.

Mr. Palomar Helen and Kurt Wolff Books #ad - Whether contemplating a fine cheese, or a topless sunbather, a hungry gecko, he tends to let his meditations stray from the present moment to the great beyond. A play on a world fragmented by our individual perceptions, this inventive and irresistible novel encapsulates the life’s work of an artist of the highest order, “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” The Guardian.

Like the telescope for which he is named, Mr.

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Goodbye to Berlin

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New Directions #ad - Goodbye to berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and “divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Frau¨lein Schroeder, a gay couple struggling to come to terms with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, who considers reducing her Bu¨steto relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, the Landauers.

Goodbye to Berlin #ad - Isherwood's classic story of berlin in the 1930s - and the inspiration for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition. First published in 1934, goodbye to berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its mobs and millionaires — this was the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power.

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