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The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue
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The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue

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Edna O'Brien; With a new introduction by Eimear McBride
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A treasure of world literature back in print, featuring a new introduction by Eimear McBride

The country girls are Caithleen “Kate” Brady and Bridget “Baba” Brennan, and their...

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The Kingdom of This World
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The Kingdom of This World

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Alejo Carpentier; Translated from the Spanish by Pablo Medina
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A masterful new translation of a haunting novel of nineteenth-century Haiti

A few years after its liberation from harsh French colonial rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period of great...

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Lives of the Monster Dogs
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Lives of the Monster Dogs

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Kirsten Bakis; With a new introduction by Jeff VanderMeer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction

After a century of cruel experimentation, a haunted race of genetically...

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Kathleen and Frank
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Kathleen and Frank

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Kathleen and Frank is a love story set in the glory days of the British Empire, the last decades before World War I

It is the story of Christopher Isherwood’s parents, the...

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Lions and Shadows
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Lions and Shadows

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Lions and Shadows blends autobiography and fiction to describe the true education of a writer evolving from precocious schoolboy to dropoutatlarge in London’s bohemia of the 1920s. Forced...

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Cancer Ward
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Cancer Ward

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Russian Nobelist's semiautobiographical novel set in a Soviet cancer ward shortly after Stalin's deathOne of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's...

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Stories and Prose Poems
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Stories and Prose Poems

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by Michael Glenny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A new edition of the Russian Nobelist's collection of novellas, short stories, and prose poems Stories and Prose Poems collects twenty-two works of wide-ranging style and character...

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Prater Violet
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Prater Violet

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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77 Dream Songs
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77 Dream Songs

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John Berryman; Edited by Daniel Swift; Introduction by Henri Cole
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A wild, masterful Pulitzer Prize-winning cycle of poems that half a century later still shocks and astoundsJohn Berryman was hardly unknown when he published 77 Dream Songs, but...

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The Dream Songs
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The Dream Songs

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John Berryman; Edited by Daniel Swift; Introduction by Michael Hofmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The complete Dream Songs-hypnotic, seductive, masterful-as thrilling to read now as they ever were

John Berryman's Dream Songs are perhaps the funniest, saddest, most intricately...

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August 1914: A Novel
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August 1914: A Novel

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by H.T. Willetts
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Russian Nobelist's major work, back in print for the centenary of World War I and the Russian RevolutionIn his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World...

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November 1916: A Novel
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November 1916: A Novel

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated from the Russian by H. T. Willetts
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In time for the centenary of the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a new edition of the Russian Nobelist's major workThe month of November 1916 in Russia was outwardly quiet—the...

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Translated by H. T. Willetts; Introduction by Katherine Shonk
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

For the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a new edition of the Russian Nobelist's most accessible novel


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Mood Indigo
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Mood Indigo

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Boris Vian; Translated from the French by Stanley Chapman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as "the most poignant love story of our time" by Raymond QueneauThe...

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Slaves in the Family
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Slaves in the Family

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Edward Ball
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race,...

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The World in the Evening
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The World in the Evening

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk,...

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A Meeting by the River
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A Meeting by the River

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Isherwood's final work of fiction—an epistolary novel that explores sexual identity and Eastern mysticismAfter a long separation, two English brothers meet in India. Oliver, the idealistic...

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The White Goddess
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The White Goddess

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Robert Graves; A new edition edited by Grevel Lindop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The definitive edition of one of the more extraordinary and influential books of our timeThis labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first published more than sixty years ago, was the...

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The Memorial
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The Memorial

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Set in the aftermath of World War I, Christopher Isherwood's The Memorial is the witty, almost forensic portrayal of the dissolution of a tradition-bound English family. On the cusp of adulthood,...

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Down There on a Visit
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Down There on a Visit

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Bremen, 1928. The Greek Islands, 1932. London, 1938. California, 1940. Four portraits, four settings, four narrators all named Christopher Isherwood. Here are the postcards home from a spiritual...

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A Single Man
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A Single Man

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Christopher Isherwood
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist...

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The Autobiography of My Mother
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The Autobiography of My Mother

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Jamaica Kincaid
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From the recipient of the 2010 Clifton Fadiman Medal, an unforgettable novel of one woman's courageous coming-of-age

Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply...

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Poet in New York
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Poet in New York

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Federico Garcia Lorca; Edited by Christopher Maurer; Translated by Greg Simon and Steven F. White
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A newly revised edition of the insightful poetic cycle by one of the key figures of modern literatureWritten while Federico García Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929–30,...

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The Towers of Trebizond
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The Towers of Trebizond

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Dame Rose Macaulay
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Hailed as "an utter delight, the most brilliant witty and charming book I have read since I can't remember when" by The New York Times when it was originally published in 1956, Rose Macaulay's...

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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams
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A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

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Peter Handke; Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides; Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"The Sunday edition of the Kärntner Volkszeitung carried the following item under ‘Local News': ‘In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, committed suicide on Friday...

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Selected Stories
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Selected Stories

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Robert Walser; Foreword by Susan Sontag; Translated from the German by Christopher Middleton and others
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In her preface to Robert Walser's Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as "a good-humored, sweet Beckett." The more common comparison is to "a comic Kafka." Both formulations effectively...

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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Anne Fadiman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with...

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To the Finland Station
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To the Finland Station

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Edmund Wilson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of the great works of modern historical writing, the classic account of the ideas, people, and politics that led to the Bolshevik Revolution

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The Temptation of Eileen Hughes
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The Temptation of Eileen Hughes

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Brian Moore
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Eileen Hughes, twenty years old and never before out of Northern Ireland, has arrived in London for a week's holiday with Bernard and Mona McAuley, who are not only her employers but also, she believes,...

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The White Album
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The White Album

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Joan Didion
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era—including Charles Manson, the Black...

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Dom Casmurro
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Dom Casmurro

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Machado de Assis; Translated from the Portuguese by Helen Caldwell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Bento Santiago, the wildly unreliable narrator of Dom Casmurro, believes that he has been cuckolded—he suspects that his wife has cheated on him with his best friend and that her child is...

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The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor
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The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor

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Peter Taylor; Introduction by Richard Bausch
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Described by Anne Tyler as "the undisputed master of the short story form," Peter Taylor imbued his stories with a powerful sense of the conflicts between the old rural society and the increasingly...

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On Poetry and Poets
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On Poetry and Poets

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T. S. Eliot
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

T. S. Eliot was not only one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century—he was also one of the most acute writers on his craft. In On Poetry and Poets, which was first published in 1957,...

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The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon
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The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon

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Caroline Gordon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The complete collection of short fiction from a literary stylist who captured the nuances of life in the American South of the early twentieth century, The Collected Stories of Caroline Gordon...

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Berlin/Wall
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Berlin/Wall

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David Hare
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In two contrasted readings for the stage, David Hare visits a place where a famous wall has come down, and a place where a wall is going up.

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For his whole adult life, David...

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Property Of
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Property Of

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Alice Hoffman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

When Property Of was first published in 1977, Kirkus Reviews described it as "that precious commodity, the first novel of great promise." In telling the story of a young outsider who is...

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The Golden Ass
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The Golden Ass

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Apuleius; Translated from the Latin by Robert Graves
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The story of The Golden Ass is that of Lucius Apuleius, a young man of good birth who encountered many strange adventures while disporting himself along the roads to Thessaly. Not the least...

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Field Work
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Field Work

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Seamus Heaney
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Field Work is the record of four years during which Seamus Heaney left the violence of Belfast to settle in a country cottage with his family in Glanmore, County Wicklow. Heeding "an early...

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The Death of Artemio Cruz
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The Death of Artemio Cruz

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Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Alfred MacAdam
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

As the novel opens, Artemio Cruz, the all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron, lies confined to his bed and, in dreamlike flashes, recalls the pivotal episodes of his life. Carlos Fuentes manipulates...

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Danube
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Danube

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Claudio Magris; Translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In this acclaimed international bestseller, Claudio Magris tracks the Danube River, setting his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and...

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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Joan Didion
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, decades after its first publication, the essential portrait...

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House of Mist
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House of Mist

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María Luisa Bombal
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

House of Mist stands as one of the first South American novels written in the style that was later called magical realism. Of this story of a young bride struggling with her marriage to an...

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Break It Down
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Break It Down

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Lydia Davis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The thirty-four stories in this seminal collection powerfully display what have become Lydia Davis's trademarks—dexterity, brevity, understatement, and surprise. Although the certainty of her prose...

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The Men's Club
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The Men's Club

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Leonard Michaels
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Seven men, friends and strangers, gather in a house in Berkeley. They intend to start a men's club, the purpose of which isn't immediately clear to any of them; but very quickly they discover a powerful...

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Shadows on the Hudson
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Shadows on the Hudson

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Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Joseph Sherman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"A piercing work of fiction with a strong claim to being Singer's masterpiece" (Richard Bernstein, The New York Times), Shadows on the Hudson traces the intertwined lives of a group of Jewish refugees...

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Epitaph of a Small Winner
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Epitaph of a Small Winner

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Machado De Assis; Translated by William L. Grossman; Foreword by Susan Sontag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In these memoirs, Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian, examines (from beyond the grave) his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that are filled with philosophical digressions...

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Geography III
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Geography III

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Elizabeth Bishop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Whether writing about waiting as a child in a dentist's office, viewing a city from a plane high above, or losing items ranging from door keys to one's lover in the masterfully restrained "One Art,"...

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Poems
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Poems

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Hermann Hesse; Selected, translated, and with an introduction by James Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Few American readers seem to be aware that Hermann Hesse, author of the epic novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha, among many others, also wrote poetry, the best of which the poet James...

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A Fanatic Heart
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A Fanatic Heart

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Edna O'Brien; Foreword by Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna O'Brien's A Fanatic Heart pulls the reader into a woman's experience. Her stories portray a young Irish girl's view of obsessive...

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Hunger
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Hunger

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Knut Hamsun; Translated from the Norwegian and with an afterword by Robert Bly; Introduction by Paul Auster
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A true classic of modern literature that has been described as "one of the most disturbing novels in existence" (Time Out), Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the...

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Wise Children
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Wise Children

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Angela Carter
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In their heyday on the vaudeville stages of the early twentieth century, Dora Chance and her twin sister, Nora—unacknowledged daughters of Sir Melchior Hazard, the greatest Shakespearean actor...

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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
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The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

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Peter Handke; Translated by Michael Roloff
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The first of Peter Handke's novels to be published in English, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick is a true modern classic that "portrays the…breakdown of a murderer in ways that...

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Collected Poems, 1919-1976
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Collected Poems, 1919-1976

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Allen Tate; Introduction by Christopher Benfey
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of the early-twentieth century Southern intellectuals and artists of the early twentieth century known as the Agrarians, Allen Tate wrote poetry that was rooted strongly in that region's past—in...

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Life Studies and For the Union Dead
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Life Studies and For the Union Dead

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Robert Lowell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Robert Lowell, with Elizabeth Bishop, stands apart as the greatest American poet of the latter half of the twentieth century—and Life Studies and For the Union Dead stand as among his most...

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The Violent Bear It Away
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The Violent Bear It Away

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Flannery O'Connor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A brilliant, innovative novel, acutely alert to where the sacred lives—and where it does not

First published in 1960, The Violent Bear It Away is a landmark in American literature—a...

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Sylvia
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Sylvia

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Leonard Michaels; Introduction by Diane Johnson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

First acclaimed as a story-length memoir, then expanded into a novel, Sylvia draws us into the lives of a young couple whose struggle to survive Manhattan in the early 1960s involves them...

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Darkness Visible
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Darkness Visible

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William Golding; Introduction by A. S. Byatt
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A reissue of the tour de force by the Nobel laureate that is "a vision of elemental reality so vivid we seem to hallucinate the scenes" (The New York Times Book Review). It opens during the...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

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Randall Jarrell; Edited by William H. Pritchard
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Poet, novelist, literary critic, and teacher, Randall Jarrell was a writer with many facets, but most of all, he was a poet with a unique voice, one that was by turns imaginative, realistic, sensitive,...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

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James Schuyler; Introduction by John Ashbery
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In Selected Poems, we experience the full range of James Schuyler's achievement, confirming that he was among the late twentieth century's truly vital and distinctive poetic voices. One of...

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The Man with Night Sweats
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The Man with Night Sweats

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Thom Gunn; Introduction by August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Man with Night Sweats is a haunting depiction of a world ravaged by illness that is part elegy for those who have been lost and part evocation of the changes that await those who survive....

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The Family Moskat
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The Family Moskat

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Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated from the Yiddish by A. H. Gross
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The vanished way of life of Eastern European Jews in the early part of the twentieth century is the subject of this extraordinary novel. All the strata of this complex society were populated by powerfully...

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The Collected Stories
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The Collected Stories

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Grace Paley
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her...

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Sophie's World
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Sophie's World

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Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Paulette Møller
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophie's World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than...

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Wise Blood
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Wise Blood

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Flannery O'Connor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic...

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The Old Gringo
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The Old Gringo

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Carlos Fuentes; Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden and the Author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of Carlos Fuentes's greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among...

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Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
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Palm-of-the-Hand Stories

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Yasunari Kawabata; Translated from the Japanese by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, the novelist Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories—which he...

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A Sport and a Pastime
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A Sport and a Pastime

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James Salter; Introduction by Reynolds Price
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost...

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Mysteries

Mysteries

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Knut Hamsun; Introduction by Sven Birkerts; Afterword by Isaac Bashevis Singer / Translated from the Norwegian by Gerry Bothmer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In a Norwegian coastal town, society's carefully woven threads begin to unravel when an unsettling stranger named Johan Nagel arrives. With an often brutal insight into human nature, Nagel draws...

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A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell
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A Cool Million and The Dream Life of Balso Snell

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Nathanael West
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nathanael West was only thirty-seven when he died in 1940, but his depictions of the sometimes comic, sometimes horrifying aspects of the American scene rival those of William Faulkner and Flannery...

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Passage to Ararat
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Passage to Ararat

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Michael J. Arlen; Introduction by Geoffrey Wolff
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In Passage to Ararat, which received the National Book Award in 1976, Michael J. Arlen goes beyond the portrait of his father, the famous Anglo-Armenian novelist of the 1920s, that he created...

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The Kingdom of This World
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The Kingdom of This World

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Alejo Carpentier; Introduction by Edwidge Danticat; Translated by Harriet de Onís
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A few years after its liberation from the brutality of French colonial rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period of even greater brutality under the reign of King Henri-Christophe, who was born a slave...

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Christ Stopped at Eboli
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Christ Stopped at Eboli

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Carlo Levi; Translated by Frances Frenaye; Introduction by Mark Rotella
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levi—a doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters—was confined as a political prisoner because of his opposition to Italy's...

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Gimpel the Fool
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Gimpel the Fool

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Isaac Bashevis Singer; Translated by Saul Bellow; Introduction by Allegra Goodman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Isaac Bashevis Singer's first collection of stories, Gimpel the Fool, is a landmark work that has attracted international acclaim since it was first published in 1957. In Saul Bellow's masterly...

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Play It As It Lays
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Play It As It Lays

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Joan Didion; Introduction by David Thomson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose...

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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

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Jean Stafford; Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness...

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Fierce Attachments
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Fierce Attachments

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Vivian Gornick; Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none...

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The Sabbath
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The Sabbath

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Abraham Joshua Heschel; Introduction by Susannah Heschel; illustrated by Ilya Schor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication-and...

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Memoirs of Hadrian
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Memoirs of Hadrian

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Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the Author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite...

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Remembering Denny
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Remembering Denny

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Calvin Trillin; Afterword by John Gregory Dunne
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A reissue of Calvin Trillin's memoir of his relationship with a brilliant but tragic Yale classmate that is also a rumination on social change in the 1950s and 1960sRemembering Denny...

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God's Grace
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God's Grace

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Dara Horn
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

God's Grace (1982), Bernard Malamud's last novel, is a modern-day dystopian fantasy, set in a time after a thermonuclear war prompts a second flood -- a radical departure from Malamud's...

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The Lottery and Other Stories
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The Lottery and Other Stories

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Shirley Jackson; With an Introduction by A. M. Homes
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. "Power and haunting,"...

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The Asiatics
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The Asiatics

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Frederic Prokosch; Introduction by Pico Iyer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

André Gide praised The Asiatics as "an authentic masterpiece"; Thomas Mann called it "brilliant." First published in 1935 and virtually unavailable for years, this extraordinary novel tells...

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The Dead Father
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The Dead Father

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Donald Barthelme; Introduction by Donald Antrim
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Dead Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself--even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward...

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Axel's Castle
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Axel's Castle

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Edmund Wilson; With a New Introduction by Mary Gordon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published in 1931, Axel's Castle was Edmund Wilson's first book of literary criticism--a landmark book that explores the evolution of the French Symbolist movement and considers its influence...

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A New Life
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A New Life

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Jonathan Lethem
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"An overlooked masterpiece. It may still be undervalued as Malamud's funniest and most embracing novel." --Jonathan Lethem In A New Life, Bernard Malamud--generally thought of as a...

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Selected Verse
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Selected Verse

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Federico García Lorca; Edited by Christopher Maurer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Selected verse from the poet who "expanded the scope of lyric poetry" (Rafael Campo, The Washington Post).

The work of Federico García Lorca, Spain's greatest modernist poet,...

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The Fixer
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The Fixer

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Jonathan Safran Foer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Fixer is the winner of the 1967 National Book Award for Fiction and the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known...

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The Tenants
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The Tenants

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Aleksandar Hemon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

With a new introduction by Aleksandar Hemon

In The Tenants (1971), Bernard Malamud brought his unerring sense of modern urban life to bear on the conflict between blacks and Jews then...

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Dubin's Lives
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Dubin's Lives

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Thomas Mallon
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

With a new introduction by Thomas Mallon

Dubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's...

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The Magic Barrel
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The Magic Barrel

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

Introduction by Jhumpa Lahiri

Bernard Malamud's first book of short stories, The Magic Barrel, has been recognized as a classic...

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The Assistant
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The Assistant

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Jonathan Rosen
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First...

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The Natural
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The Natural

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Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Kevin Baker
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The classical novel (and basis for the acclaimed film) now in a new edition

Introduction by Kevin Baker

The Natural, Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is...

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Collected Poems
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Collected Poems

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Federico García Lorca; Edited by Christopher Maurer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical workAnd I who was walkingwith the earth at my waist,saw two snowy eaglesand a naked girl.

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An Obedient Father
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An Obedient Father

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Akhil Sharma
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Corrosive, funny, and frightening--one of the year's most absorbing first novels

"My general incompetence and laziness at work had been apparent for so long that I now think it was...

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The Complete Stories
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The Complete Stories

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Bernard Malamud; With an Introduction by Robert Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

New York Times Notable Book of the YearPublishers Weekly Best Book of 1997With an Introduction by Robert Giroux, The Complete Stories of Bernard Malamud is "an essential...

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Notebook 1967-68
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Notebook 1967-68

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Robert Lowell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A pivotal book in Robert Lowell's groundbreaking career, Notebook is, as Seamus Heaney has written, "a massive accumulation of unrhymed sonnets, poems of immeditae, unprepossessing, blunt-edged...

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Three Plays
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Three Plays

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Federico García Lorca; The New Authorized English Translations by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata; Introduction by Christopher Maurer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Newly repackaged, three plays by Federico García Lorca

In these three plays, Federico García Lorca's acknowledged masterpieces, he searched for a contemporary mode of tragedy and reminded...

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King Jesus
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King Jesus

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Robert Graves
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

King Jesus, long out of print, is one of the most controversial historical novels of all time. In it, Robert Graves has summoned his superb narrative powers, his painstaking scholarship, his...

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The Complete Stories
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The Complete Stories

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Flannery O'Connor; Introduction by Robert Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Winner of the National Book AwardThe publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one...

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Mystery and Manners
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Mystery and Manners

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Flannery O'Connor; Selected and Edited by Sally and Robert Fitzgerald
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This bold and brilliant collection is a must for all readers, writers, and students of American literature

When she died in 1964, Flannery O'Connor left behind a body of...

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Everything That Rises Must Converge
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

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Flannery O'Connor; Introduction by Robert Fitzgerald
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965) is nine posthumous stories. The introduction is by Robert Fitzgerald.

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Idiots First
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Idiots First

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Bernard Malamud
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This collection of short stories by Bernard Malamud includes:

Idiots First
Black Is My Favorite Color
Still Life
The Death of Me
A Choice of Profession
Life Is Better...

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