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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
by Italo Calvino
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One of the most inventive books in recent decades, Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler has a nearly animate quality (or barely inanimate quality); its succession of unwinding mysteries suggests what it might be like to find oneself in 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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From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazines No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdels Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a... (read more)

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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
by Michel Foucault
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Invisible Cities
Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino
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In Invisible Cities, Marco Polo and Kublai Khan tell stories of the cities they've seen, imagined, dreamt, and remembered. The result is a diaphanous fantasy alternating between mirage and memory, like bridges slipping through river fog, or minarets... (read more)

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The Emigrants
The Emigrants
by W. G. Sebald
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This unique book is a visionary rendering of documentary-quality clarity and fictional skill. The Emigrants is strangely haunting, and bewitchingly beautiful. As you turn the pages you'll find yourself losing any sense of what is real and what is... (read more)

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The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji
by Shikibu Murasaki
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My Name is Red
My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
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All the Names
All the Names
by Jose Saramago
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"You know the name you were given, you do not know the name that you have," reads the epigraph of All the Names, a captivating and gorgeously written allegorical tale of identity penned by the illustrious José Saramago, which concerns... (read more)

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The Conference of The Birds (Penguin Classics)
The Conference of The Birds (Penguin Classics)
by Farid Ud Din Attar
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The acclaimed translation of a magnificent work of Persian poetry—now updated with new material Composed in the twelfth century in northeastern Iran, Farid Attar’s great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian... (read more)

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Kafka on the Shore 1st Edition
Kafka on the Shore 1st Edition
by Haruki Murakami
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In Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami brings the Oedipus legend to contemporary Japan. The reader is treated to his musings on art, culture, the loss of innocence and...cats, in his patented, magic-realist way. Easily his best novel translated into... (read more)

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The Stranger
The Stranger
by Albert Camus
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Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
by Naguib Mahfouz
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“The alleys, the houses, the palaces and mosques and the people who live among them are evoked as vividly in Mahfouz’s work as the streets of London were conjured up by Dickens.” —Newsweek “Rich in psychological insight and... (read more)

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The Rings of Saturn
The Rings of Saturn
by W. G. Sebald
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It is full of wonderfully rendered scenes'. Full of insight and beauty'. Tragic, yet beautiful. -- Trevor... (read more)

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No Exit and Three Other Plays
No Exit and Three Other Plays
by Jean Paul Sartre
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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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The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
by Isabel Allende
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"Nothing short of astonishing....In The House Of The Spirits Isabelle Allende has indeed shown us the relationships between past and present, family and nation, city and country, spiritual and political values. She has done so with enormous... (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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Stories
Stories
by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton... (read more)

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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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One of the great classics of world literature, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov, a young man who — unable to complete his studies — commits what he calls "justifiable murder." What ensues is as demanding and illuminating... (read more)

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Snow Country
Snow Country
by Yasunari Kawabata
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