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My Dog Tulip

By: Ackerley, J.R.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 12/15/2011

Seller ID: 9781590174142

ISBN: 1590174143

Condition: USED


Now a Major Motion PictureThe distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardlythought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the"ideal friend" he had been searching for in vain for years. "My Dog Tulip" is a bittersweet retrospective account of theirsixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip's often erratic ... View more info

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Speedboat

By: Adler, Renata

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 3/18/2013

Seller ID: 9781590176139

ISBN: 1590176138

Condition: USED


When "Speedboat" burst on the scene in the late '70s it was like nothing readers had encountered before. It seemed to disregard the rules of the novel, but it wore its unconventionality with ease. Reading it was a pleasure of a new, unexpected kind. Above all, there was its voice, ambivalent, curious, wry, the voice of Jen Fain, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Party guests, taxi drivers, brownstone dwellers, professors, journalists, presidents, and debutantes fill these dispatches from the world as Jen finds it. A touchstone over the years for ... View more info

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Poem Strip including an Explanation of the Afterlife (New York Review Books Clas

By: Buzzati, Dino

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590173237

ISBN: 1590173236

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A New York Review Books Original There's a certain street--via Saterna--in the middle of Milan that just doesn't show up on maps of the city. Orfi, a wildly successful young singer, lives there, and it's there that one night he sees his gorgeous girlfriend Eura disappear, "like a spirit," through a little door in the high wall that surrounds a mysterious mansion across the way. Where has Eura gone? Orfi will have to venture with his guitar across the borders of life and death to find out. Featuring the Ashen Princess, the Line Inspector, trainloads of Devils, Trudy, Valentina, and the... View more info

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Love in a Fallen City (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Chang, Eileen

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590171783

ISBN: 1590171780

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A New York Review Books Original " A] giant of modern Chinese literature" "-The New York Times" "With language as sharp as a knife edge, Eileen Chang cut open a huge divide in Chinese culture, between the classical patriarchy and our troubled modernity. She was one of the very few able truly to connect that divide, just as her heroines often disappeared inside it. She is the fallen angel of Chinese literature, and now, with these excellent new translations, English readers can discover why she is so revered by Chinese readers everywhere." "-"Ang Lee Eileen Chang is one of the great... View more info

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Pure and The Impure

By: Colette

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 1/22/2014

Seller ID: 9780940322486

ISBN: 094032248X

Condition: USED


Colette herself considered "The Pure and the Impure" her best book, "the nearest I shall ever come to writing an autobiography." This guided tour of the erotic netherworld with which Colette was so intimately acquainted begins in the darkness and languor of a fashionable opium den. It continues as a series of unforgettable encounters with men and, especially, women whose lives have been improbably and yet permanently transfigured by the strange power of desire. Lucid and lyrical, "The Pure and the Impure" stands out as one of modern literature's subtlest reckonings not only with the varieties ... View more info

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Too Big

By: d'Aulaire, Ingri

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 3/19/2015

Seller ID: 9781590172919

ISBN: 1590172914

Condition: USED


The little hero of this tale has a shock of blond hair, a devoted dog, and a frisky cat, but today he has a problem, a big problem, in fact: he's just too big to do the things he wants to do. He's too big to put on his little hat and coat, too big for his mother to pick up, and too big to ride around on the dog's back. Luckily he's not too big to dream of the time when he'll be big enough to relish the challenges ahead and to set out on bold new adventures of his own. In glowing primary colors, Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, famous for their luminous retellings of the Norse and Greek myt... View more info

Niki: The Story of a Dog (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Dery, Tibor

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 1411471173183

Condition: USED


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Niki: The Story of a Dog

By: Dery, Tibor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 5/22/2012

Seller ID: 9781590173183

ISBN: 159017318X

Condition: USED


"The Dog adopted the Ancsas in the spring of '48" so the story begins. The Ancsas are a middle-aged couple living on the outskirts of Budapest in a ruinous Hungary that is just beginning to wake up from the nightmare of World War II. The new Communist government promises to set things straight, and Mr. Ancsa, an engineer, is as eager to get to work building the future as he is to forget the past. The last thing he has time for is a little mongrel bitch, pregnant with her first litter. But Niki knows better, and before long she is part of the Ancsa household. The Ancsas even take her along with... View more info

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Dud Avocado

By: Dundy, Elaine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 11/14/2014

Seller ID: 9781590172322

ISBN: 1590172329

Condition: USED


"The Dud Avocado "follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, "The Dud Avocado" gained instant cult status when it was first published and it remains a timeless portrait of a woman hell-bent on living. "I had to tell someone how much I enjoyed "The Dud Avocado." It made me laugh, scream, and guffaw (which, incidentally, is a great name ... View more info

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Charlotte Sometimes

By: Farmer, Penelope

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590172216

ISBN: 1590172213

Condition: USED


"A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense." It's natural to feel a little out of place when you're the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she's baffled: everyone thinks she's a girl called Clare Mobley, and even more shockingly, it seems she has traveled forty years back in time to 1918. In the months to follow, Charlotte wakes alternately in her own time and in Clare's. And instead of having only one new set of rules to learn, she also has to contend with the unprecede... View more info

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Year of the French

By: Flanagan, Thomas

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 8/29/2010

Seller ID: 9781590171080

ISBN: 159017108X

Condition: USED


In 1798, Irish patriots, committed to freeing their country from England, landed with a company of French troops in County Mayo, in westernmost Ireland. They were supposed to be an advance guard, followed by other French ships with the leader of the rebellion, Wolfe Tone. Briefly they triumphed, raising hopes among the impoverished local peasantry and gathering a group of supporters. But before long the insurgency collapsed in the face of a brutal English counterattack.Very few books succeed in registering the sudden terrible impact of historical events; Thomas Flanagan's is one. Subtly ... View more info

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One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (New York Review Books

By: Fukuoka, Masanobu

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590173138

ISBN: 1590173139

Condition: USED


Call it "Zen and the Art of Farming" or a "Little Green Book," Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book "is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about ... View more info

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Rogue Male

By: Household, Geoffrey

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590172438

ISBN: 1590172434

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1930-something: a professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator's private compound. He does. He has the potential target in his sites and is wondering whether to pull the trigger when security catches up with him. Imprisoned, tortured, doomed to a painful death, the hunter makes an extraordinary and harrowing escape, fleeing through enemy territory to the safety of his native England. But that safety is delusive: his pursuers will not be diverted fr... View more info

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Other House (New York Review Books

By: James, Henry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 6/3/2017

Seller ID: 9780940322325

ISBN: 0940322323

Condition: USED


This terse and startling novel, written just before "The Spoils of Poynton" and "What Maisie Knew," is the story of a struggle for possession--and of its devastating consequences. Three women seek to secure the affections of one man, while he, in turn, tries to satisfy them all. But in the middle of this contest of wills stands his unwitting and vulnerable young daughter. The savage conclusion of "The Other House" makes it one of the most disturbing and memorable of Henry James's depictions of the uncontrollable passions that lie beneath the polished veneer of civilized life. Oh blest "Oth... View more info

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Time of Gifts, A

By: Leigh Fermor, Patrick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 9/19/2015

Seller ID: 9781590171653

ISBN: 1590171659

Condition: USED


At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey--to walk to Constantinople. "A Time of Gifts" is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which "Between the Woods and the Water" continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor's book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed--through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Sl... View more info

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Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction

By: Lilla, Mark

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781590179024

ISBN: 1590179021

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Contempt (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Moravia, Alberto

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590171226

ISBN: 1590171225

Condition: USED


"Contempt" is a brilliant and unsettling work by one of the revolutionary masters of modern European literature. All the qualities for which Alberto Moravia is justly famous--his cool clarity of expression, his exacting attention to psychological complexity and social pretension, his still-striking openness about sex--are evident in this story of a failing marriage. "Contempt" (which was to inspire Jean-Luc Godard's no-less-celebrated film) is an unflinching examination of desperation and self-deception in the emotional vacuum of modern consumer society. View more info

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Communist

By: Morselli, Guido

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781681370781

ISBN: 1681370786

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Anthology: Selected Essays from Thirty Years of The New York Review of Books

By: New York Review/Silvers, Rober

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 8/29/2010

Seller ID: 249019

ISBN: 249019

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Doll

By: Prus, Boleslaw

Price: $12.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590173831

ISBN: 159017383X

Condition: USED


Bołeslaw Prus""is often compared to Chekhov, and Prus's masterpiece might be described as an intimate epic, a beautifully detailed, utterly absorbing exploration of life in late-nineteenth-century Warsaw, which is also a prophetic reckoning with some of the social forces--imperialism, nationalism, anti-Semitism among them--that would soon convulse Europe as never before. But "The Doll" is above all a brilliant novel of character, dramatizing conflicting ideas through the various convictions, ambitions, confusions, and frustrations of an extensive and varied cast. At the center of the book... View more info