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Literary Occasions: Essays
Literary Occasions: Essays
by V. S. Naipaul
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From a master of the English language — winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature — a colletion of essays about reading, writing, and identity. In these 11 pieces — brought together for the first time — Naipaul charts more than half... (read more)

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The Republic of Wine
The Republic of Wine
by Yan Mo
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In Change, Mo Yan, the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature, personalizes the political and social changes in his country over the past few decades in this novella disguised as autobiography—or vice-versa. Unlike most historical narratives from China,... (read more)

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The Cleft: A Novel
The Cleft: A Novel
by Doris Lessing
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From Doris Lessing, "one of the most important writers of the past hundred years" (Times of London), comes a brilliant, darkly provocative alternative history of humankinds beginnings. In the last years of his life, a Roman senator embarks on one final... (read more)

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Kaddish for a Child Not Born
Kaddish for a Child Not Born
by Imre Kertesz
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Imre Kertesz's mesmerizing novel is a tale of identity and memory -- the story of a middle-aged man taking stock of his life in the ever-present shadow of the Holocaust. The story unfolds at a writer's retreat as the narrator, a middle-aged survivor of... (read more)

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Hunger
Hunger
by Knut Hamsun
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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 streets, struggling on the edge of starvation. As hunger... (read more)

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Too Much Happiness
Too Much Happiness
by Alice Munro
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Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers — the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children... (read more)

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The Sweetest Dream
The Sweetest Dream
by Doris May Lessing
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Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable tableher two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and ftesh-off-the-street friends. It's the early 1960s and certainly... (read more)

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Scenes from Provincial Life: Boyhood, Youth, Summertime
Scenes from Provincial Life: Boyhood, Youth, Summertime
by J. M. Coetzee
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The Nobel Prize–winning author's brilliant trilogy of fictionalized memoirs—now available in one volume for the first time Few writers have won as much critical acclaim and as many admirers in the literary world as J. M. Coetzee. Yet the... (read more)

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The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog
The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog
by Doris Lessing
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Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companions — Mara's daughter, his hope for the future; the abandoned child-soldier Griot, who discovers the meaning of love and... (read more)

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The Silent Cry
The Silent Cry
by Kenzaburo Oe
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The Silent Cry traces the uneasy relationship between two brothers who return to their ancestral home, a village in densely forested western Japan. While one brother tries to sort out the after-effects of a friend's suicide and the birth of a retarded... (read more)

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Heart of the Night (Modern Arabic Novels)
Heart of the Night (Modern Arabic Novels)
by Naguib Mahfouz
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A classic Mahfouz story exploring themes of marriage across class lines, spirituality, and the harsh realities of a precarious life. Jaafar Ibrahim Sayyed al-Rawi, the main character in this most recently translated Mahfouz novel, is guided by his motto,... (read more)

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Selected Stories
Selected Stories
by Alice Munro
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Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women, and two volumes of Selected Stories. During her distinguished career... (read more)

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The Language of Passion
The Language of Passion
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In Praise of Reading and Fiction: The Nobel Lecture December 7, 2010
In Praise of Reading and Fiction: The Nobel Lecture December 7, 2010
by Mario Vargas Llosa
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On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel lLecture is a resounding tribute to fictions power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent, and to political action. “We would be worse than we... (read more)

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Nadirs
Nadirs
by Herta Muller
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Juxtaposing reality and fantasy, nightmares and dark laughter, Nadirs is a collection of largely autobiographical stories based on Herta Müllers childhood in the Romanian countryside. The individual tales reveal a childs often nightmarish... (read more)

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Wandering Star (09 Edition)
Wandering Star (09 Edition)
by J.m.g. Le Clezio
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This is Nobel-quality writing, an international author with a mature style telling a story to the peak of his capacity. The English language needs more of it.--The Telegraph From the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature, Wandering Star is the... (read more)

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The Dream of the Celt
The Dream of the Celt
by Mario Vargas Llosa
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A painstakingly researched and lively novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his... (read more)

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Peeling the Onion
Peeling the Onion
by Gunter Grass
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“In each other’s presence we became mute, would walk in silence side by side along the road to San Giovanni. To my father’s mind, words must serve as confirmations of things, and as signs of possession; to mine, they were foretastes of... (read more)

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The Elephant's Journey
The Elephant's Journey
by Jose Saramago
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In 1551, King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. The elephants journey from Lisbon to Vienna was witnessed and remarked upon by scholars, historians, and ordinary people. Out of this... (read more)

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The essential gesture :writing, politics, and places
The essential gesture :writing, politics, and places
by Nadine Gordimer
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Nadine Gordimer is the author of eleven previous novels, as well as collections of stories and essays. She has received many awards, including the Booker Prize (for The Conservationist in 1974) and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She lives in... (read more)

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