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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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Lucky Jim

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 2/23/2014

Seller ID: 9781590175750

ISBN: 1590175751

Condition: USED


Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, "Lucky Jim" remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that "there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones." Kingsley Amis's scabrous debut leads the reader through a gallery of emphatically English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics with whom Dixon must contend in one way or another in order t... 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

Month in the Country

By: Carr, J.L.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 5/9/2016

Seller ID: 9780940322479D

ISBN: 9780940322479D

Condition: USED


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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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Juniper Tree (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Comyns, Barbara

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781681371313

ISBN: 1681371316

Condition: USED


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

By: Dery, Tibor

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 1411471173183

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

By: Fukuoka, Masanobu

Price: $8.00

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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Sleepless Nights

By: Hardwick, Elizabeth

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 10/14/2009

Seller ID: 9780940322721

ISBN: 0940322722

Condition: USED


In "Sleepless Nights" a woman looks back on her life--the parade of people, the shifting background of place--and assembles a scrapbook of memories, reflections, portraits, letters, wishes, and dreams. An inspired fusion of fact and invention, this beautifully realized, hard-bitten, lyrical book is not only Elizabeth Hardwick's finest fiction but one of the outstanding contributions to American literature of the last fifty years. 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

Condition: USED


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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High Wind in Jamaica, A

By: Hughes, Richard

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: 4/9/2015

Seller ID: 9780940322158

ISBN: 0940322153

Condition: USED


Richard Hughes's celebrated short novel is a masterpiece of concentrated narrative. Its dreamlike action begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late nineteenth-century Jamaica, before moving out onto the high seas, as Hughes tells the story of a group of children thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heel pirates. A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence, this classic of twentieth-century literature is above all an extraordinary reckoning with the secret reasons and otherworldl... 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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Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West (New York Review Collections (

By: McMurtry, Larry

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Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781590170991

ISBN: 1590170997

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New in paperback What was achieved and destroyed, what was made up and forgotten in the American West as the continent was mapped, the natives were displaced, and exploits were transformed into legends? In this acclaimed collection, Larry McMurtry profiles explorers and martyrs, hucksters and scholars--figures in the West's enduring yet ever-shifting mixture of myth and reality. In these twelve pieces, McMurtry explores John Wesley Powell's journey on the Colorado, the dispossession of the Five Civilized Tribes, the fascination the Zuni held over a parade of unscrupulous anthropologist... View more info

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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

Condition: USED


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