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The Stranger
The Stranger
by Albert Camus
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Since it was first published in English, in 1946, Albert Camus's extraordinary first novel, The Stranger (L'Etranger), has had a profound impact on millions of American readers. Through this story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a... (read more)

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
by Marjane Satrapi
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The Periodic Table
The Periodic Table
by Primo Levi
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One of Levi's more mystifying, yet fascinating works. Interworking elements of memoir and his skills as a master storyteller, Levi uses each chapter to tug at a different thread of the intricately woven history of the Holocaust. You may occasionally wish... (read more)

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Soul Mountain
Soul Mountain
by Xingjian Gao
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In 1983 Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death. But six weeks later, a second examination revealed the cancer was gone, and he was thrown back into the world of the... (read more)

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Poems of Akhmatova: Izbrannye Stikhi
Poems of Akhmatova: Izbrannye Stikhi
by Anna Akhmatova
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Witness to the international and domestic chaos of the first half of the twentieth century, Anna Akhmatova (1888-1966) chronicled Russia's troubled times in poems of sharp beauty and intensity. Her genius is now universally acknowledged, and recent... (read more)

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Women of Sand and Myrrh
Women of Sand and Myrrh
by Hanan Al Shaykh
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The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende
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Here, in an astonishing debut by a gifted storyteller, is the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave... (read more)

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Season of Migration to the North
Season of Migration to the North
by Tayeb Salih
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A beautifully constructed novel set in the Sudan.... (read more)

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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall... (read more)

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The Death of Artemio Cruz
The Death of Artemio Cruz
by Carlos Fuentes
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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 the ensuing kaleidoscope of images with dazzling... (read more)

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Arabian Nights and Days
Arabian Nights and Days
by Naguib Mahfouz
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A renowned Nobel Prize-winning novelist refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories, made new by the magical... (read more)

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The Leopard
The Leopard
by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
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Set in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. The dramatic sweep and richness of observation, the seamless intertwining of public and... (read more)

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He Who Searches : a Novel (77 Edition)
He Who Searches : a Novel (77 Edition)
by Luisa Valenzuela
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A professor of semiotics who doubles as a psychologist in Barcelona visits (always in disguise) a prostitute in the early morning hours on Mondays and Thursdays in order to analyze her without her knowing it. The story moves from Barcelona to Mexico to... (read more)

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View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
by Wislawa Szymborska
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From one of Europes most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents lifes improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder... (read more)

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Duino Elegies: A Bilingual Edition
Duino Elegies: A Bilingual Edition
by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic orders? and even if one of them pressed me suddenly to his heart: I'd be consumed in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we can just barely endure, and... (read more)

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The Sound of Waves
The Sound of Waves
by Yukio Mishima
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Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the... (read more)

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My Name is Red
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
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At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent... (read more)

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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The only English translation authorized by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn First published in the Soviet journal Novy Mir in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich stands as a classic of contemporary literature. The story of labor-camp inmate Ivan... (read more)

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So Long a Letter (African Writers Series #248)
So Long a Letter (African Writers Series #248)
by Mariama Ba
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It is not only the fact that this is the most deeply felt presentation of the female condition in African fiction that gives distinction to this novel, but also its undoubted literary qualities, which seem to place it among the best novels that have come... (read more)

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The Vagabond
The Vagabond
by Colette
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Thirty-three years-old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existence and offers his love and the... (read more)

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