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The Adventures of Augie March
The Adventures of Augie March
by Saul Bellow
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As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this gem by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Bold, expansive, and keenly humorous, The Adventures of Augie March blends street language with literary elegance to tell the story of a poor... (read more)

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Light in August: The Corrected Text (Vintage International)
Light in August: The Corrected Text (Vintage International)
by William Faulkner
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William Cuthbert Faulkner was born in 1897 and raised in Oxford, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life. One of the towering figures of American literature, he is the author of The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and As I Lay Dying, a,ong... (read more)

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Kristin Lavransdatter Classics Deluxe Edition
Kristin Lavransdatter Classics Deluxe Edition
by Sigrid Undset
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In her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one passionate and headstrong woman. Painting a richly detailed backdrop, Undset immerses readers in the day-to... (read more)

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Slow Man
Slow Man
by J M Coetzee
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J. M. Coetzee , one of the greatest living writers in the English language, has crafted a deeply moving tale of love and mortality in his new book, Slow Man. When photographer Paul Rayment loses his leg in a bicycle accident, he is forced to reexamine... (read more)

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War of the End of the World
War of the End of the World
by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, and every kind of outcast. It is a place where history and civilization have been wiped away. There is no... (read more)

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Lives of Girls and Women
Lives of Girls and Women
by Alice Munro
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing... (read more)

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Raised from the Ground
Raised from the Ground
by Jose Saramago
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First published in 1980, the City of Lisbon Prize-winning Raised from the Ground follows the changing fortunes of the Mau Tempo family—poor landless peasants not unlike Saramagos own grandparents. Set in Alentejo, a southern province of... (read more)

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Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
by Saul Bellow
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A chronicle of success and failure, this work is Bellow's tale of the writer's life in America. When Humboldt dies a failure in a seedy New York hotel, Charlie Citrine coping with the tribulations of his own success, begins to realize the significance of... (read more)

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Runaway
Runaway
by Alice Munro
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In Alice Munro's superb new collection, we find stories about women of all ages and circumstances, their lives made palpable by the subtlety and empathy of this incomparable writer. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who, though she... (read more)

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Death with Interruptions
Death with Interruptions
by Jose Saramago
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Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question -- what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes consternation among... (read more)

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The Adventures of Augie March: Great Books Edition (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
The Adventures of Augie March: Great Books Edition (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
by Saul Bellow
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Originally published in 1953, Saul Bellow's modern picaresque tale grandly illustrates twentieth-century man's restless pursuit of an elusive meaning. Augie March, a young man growing up in Chicago during the Great Depression, doesn't understand success... (read more)

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Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Set in a country on the Caribbean coast of South America, this is a story about a woman and two men and their entwined lives. From the author of the legendary One Hundred Years of Solitude.... (read more)

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The Cave
The Cave
by José Saramago
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This story, like the author's previous novel, All the Names, starts off with a seemingly simple plot line — almost fable-like — and develops in metaphoric and philosophic richness. Filled with wit and wisdom and finishing with a most wonderful ending,... (read more)

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Life and Times of Michael K (83 Edition)
Life and Times of Michael K (83 Edition)
by J.m. Coetzee
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One of the two books that J. M. Coetzee won the Booker Prize for (he was also awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature), The Life and Times of Michael K. is the story of a simple man attempting to survive (from without) in a society that has seen its... (read more)

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Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition (Vintage Contemporaries Original)
Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition (Vintage Contemporaries Original)
by Alice Munro
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This classic collection — now revised and expanded — is the perfect introduction to Nobel Laureate Alice Munro's brilliant, revelatory short stories, in which she unfolds the wordless secrets that lie at the center of human experience... (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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The Double
The Double
by Jose Saramago
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The inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve   Tertuliano Máximo Afonso is a divorced, depressed history teacher. To lift his spirits, a colleague suggests he rent a... (read more)

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The passport
The passport
by Herta Muller
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From the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature! “[The Passport] has the same clipped prose cadences as Nadirs, this time applied to evoke the trapped mentality of a man so desperate for freedom that he views everything through a temporal... (read more)

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The Pickup
The Pickup
by Nadine Gordimer
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When Julie Summers's car breaks down on a sleazy street in a South African city, a young Arab mechanic named Abdu comes to her aid. Their attraction to one another is fueled by different motives. Julie is in rebellion against her wealthy background and... (read more)

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Istanbul: Memories and the City
Istanbul: Memories and the City
by Orhan Pamuk
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Weaving history with observations of people, places, and art, Pamuk shows Istanbul's transformation from the seat of faded imperial glory to the capital of a modern nation at the dizzying crossroads of East and West.... (read more)

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