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Golden Age

By: Ajvaz, Michal

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR: 3/10/2016

Seller ID: 9781564785787

ISBN: 1564785785

Condition: USED


The Golden Age is a fantastical travelogue in which a modern-day Gulliver writes a book about a civilization he once encountered on a tiny island in the Atlantic. The islanders seem at first to do nothing but sit and observe the world, and indeed draw no distinction between reality and representation, so that a mirror image seems as substantial to them as a person (and vice versa); but the center of their culture is revealed to be The Book, a handwritten, collective novel filled with feuding royal families, murderous sorcerers, and narrow escapes. Anyone is free to write in The Book, adding th... View more info

Locos: A Comedy of Gestures

By: Alfau, Felipe

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0916583309

ISBN: 0916583309

Condition: USED


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Locos: A Comedy of Gestures

By: Alfau, Felipe

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 8782764121710

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Celebration (Latin American Literature Series)

By: Angelo, Ivan

Price: $6.50

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 9781564782908

ISBN: 1564782905

Condition: USED


In the early morning of March 31, 1970 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the annual birthday celebration of a prominent and wealthy young artist is taking place; and a train docked in Plaza Station filled with starving, drought-stricken migrant workers seeking relief gets turned away by the authorities, sparking a riot. From these two seemingly unrelated events, Ivan Angelo's remarkable novel connects and implicates the lives of a complex of characters, spanning three decades of tumultuous social and political history in twentieth-century Brazil. But with the central event--the celebration--missing, ... View more info

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I the Supreme

By: Bastos, Augusto Roa

Price: $7.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR: 7/7/2013

Seller ID: 9781564782472

ISBN: 1564782476

Condition: USED


Latin America has seen, time and again, the rise of dictators, Supreme Leaders possessed of the dream of absolute power, who sought to impose their mad visions of Perfect Order on their own peoples. Latin American writers, in turn, have responded with fictional portraits of such figures, and no novel of this genre is as universally esteemed as Augusto Roa Bastos's I the Supreme, a book that draws on and reimagines the career of the man who was "elected" Supreme Dictator for Life in Paraguay in 1814. By turns grotesque, comic, and strangely moving, I the Supreme is a profound meditation on the ... View more info

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Sacco And Vanzetti Must Die!

By: Binelli, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 9781564784452

ISBN: 1564784452

Condition: USED


The Nic Sacco and Bart Vanzetti of Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die are not exactly the infamous anarchists controversially sentenced to death by the United States government. Instead, in this hilarious first novel, they are silent film stars, slapstick comedians--and this is the story of their rise to fame, from a seedy New York vaudeville club (where they introduce their famous knife-throwing gag) to huge movies and USO tours (where they open, with disastrous results, for Bob Hope). We see them deliberating about who--one will be fat, the other skinny; one will be contemplative, the other impuls... View more info

Sacco and Vinzetti Must Die

By: Binelli, Mark

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781564784452D

ISBN: 9781564784452D

Condition: USED


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Castle Keep

By: Eastlake, William

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781564782083

ISBN: 1564782085

Condition: USED


A detachment of American soldiers assigned to a Belgian castle during World War II indulge in their various hobbies, virtually sitting out the war, until a counteroffensive puts them in the path of the German Army. View more info

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Those Barren Leaves

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 9781564781697

ISBN: 1564781690

Condition: USED


Aldous Huxley spares no one in his ironic, piercing portrayal of a group gathered in an Italian palace by the socially ambitious and self-professed lover of art, Mrs. Aldwinkle. Here, Mrs. Aldwinkle yearns to recapture the glories of the Italian Renaissance, but her guests ultimately fail to fulfill her naive expectations. Among her entourage are: a suffering poet and reluctant editor of the Rabbit Fanciers' Gazette who silently bears the widowed Mrs. Aldwinkle's desperate advances; a popular novelist who records every detail of her affair with another guest, the amorous Calamy, for futu... View more info

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Barnum Museum

By: Millhauser, Steven

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR: 12/7/2011

Seller ID: 9781564781796

ISBN: 1564781798

Condition: USED


The Barnum Museum is a combination waxworks, masked ball, and circus sideshow masquerading as a collection of short stories. Within its pages, note such sights as: a study of the motives and strategies used by the participants in the game of Clue, including the seduction of Miss Scarlet by Colonel Mustard; the Barnum Museum, a fantastic, monstrous landmark so compelling that an entire town finds its citizens gradually and inexorably disappearing into it; a bored dilettante who constructs an imaginary woman and loses her to an imaginary man and a legendary magician so skilled at sleight-of-han... View more info

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Accident

By: Mosley, Nicholas

Price: $4.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 0916583112

ISBN: 0916583112

Condition: USED


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Free-Lance Pallbearers: A Novel

By: Reed, Ishmael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 9781564782250

ISBN: 1564782255

Condition: USED


Ishmael Reed's electrifying first novel zooms readers off to the crazy, ominous kingdom of HARRY SAM a miserable and dangerous place ruled for thirty years by Harry Sam, a former used car salesman who wields his power from his bathroom throne. In a land of a thousand contradictions peopled by cops and beatniks, black nationalists and white liberals, the crusading Bukka Doopeyduk leads a rebellion against the corrupt Sam in a wildly uproarious and scathing satire, earning the author the right to be dubbed "the brightest contributor to American satire since Mark Twain" (The Nation). View more info

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Room (Hebrew Literature)

By: Shimoni, Youval

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9781628971330

ISBN: 1628971339

Condition: USED


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Waltz (Catalan Literature)

By: Tribal, Francesc

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 9781564788771

ISBN: 1564788776

Condition: USED


First published in 1936, and considered one of the most innovative and significant novels written in Catalan, Waltz tells the tale of an idle, introspective, and somewhat oblivious young "man without qualities" as he stumbles through a milieu of civic upheaval and bourgeois tragedy as he waltzes from one prospective bride to another, never willing to compromise his ideals, and so never quite becoming an adult. With one foot in the romanticism of Goethe or Kleist, and another in the wildly differing takes on the modern novel provided by Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust, respectivel... View more info

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Replacement (Norwegian Literature)

By: Ulven, Tor

Price: $8.50

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 9781564787477

ISBN: 1564787478

Condition: USED


Replacement, his only novel, published two years before Ulven s suicide, is a miniature symphony, wherein the perspectives of fifteen unrelated characters are united into what seems a single narrative voice: each personality, having reached a point of stasis in their lives, directing the book in turn. These people reminisce, dream, reflect, observe, and talk to themselves; each stuck in their respective traps, each fantasizing about how their lives might have turned out differently. A masterpiece of compression and confession, Replacement dramatizes the tension between the concrete realities w... View more info

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Requiem

By: White, Curtis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DALKEY ARCHIVE PR:

Seller ID: 9781564783080

ISBN: 1564783081

Condition: USED


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