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Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
by Naguib Mahfouz
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The master work by the 1988 Nobel Prize winner in literature, this stunning book, which introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1990s, is "a majestic and capacious accomplishment"... (read more)

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The Three-Arched Bridge
The Three-Arched Bridge
by Ismail Kadare
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Set amid the impending chaos of the medieval Balkans, this chilling tour de force by Albania's greatest living writer is at once a superbly realized work of historical fiction and a Kafkaesque parable of the barbarism currently sweeping its author's... (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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Women of Sand and Myrrh
Women of Sand and Myrrh
by Hanan Al Shaykh
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The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
by Franz Kafka and Breon Mitchell
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Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get... (read more)

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Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather
Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather
by Xingjian Gao
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“ A beautifully composed series of prose pieces that .. stands shoulder to shoulder with some of the foremost fiction of the moment… . Worth close attention of any serious reader.”... (read more)

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Chinese Letter (Eastern European Literature)
Chinese Letter (Eastern European Literature)
by Svetislav Basara
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Ordered by two mysterious men to "write a statement of about 100 pages," the narrator of Chinese Letter — who's not sure of his name, but calls himself Fritz — faithfully records the bizarre occurrences of his daily life: his absurd... (read more)

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C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems. ((Revised Edition)) (Princeton Modern Greek Studies)
C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems. ((Revised Edition)) (Princeton Modern Greek Studies)
by C P Cavafy
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C. P. Cavafy (1863-1933) lived in relative obscurity in Alexandria, and a collected edition of his poems was not published until after his death. Now, however, he is regarded as the most important figure in twentieth-century Greek poetry, and his poems... (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 Tin Drum
The Tin Drum
by Gunter Grass
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Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath, who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental... (read more)

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Bliss
Bliss
by Ronit Matalon
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Set in Tel Aviv and Paris, a powerful story of love, friendship, regret, and war, as current as today's headlines Ronit Matalon's fiction has been praised as "haunting," "inventive," "refreshingly daring." Now in a graceful, illuminating second novel... (read more)

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The Rings of Saturn
The Rings of Saturn
by W. G. Sebald
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"Ostensibly a record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia," as Robert McCrum in the London Observer noted, The Rings of Saturn "is also a brilliantly allusive study of England's imperial past and the nature of decline and fall, of loss and... (read more)

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Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery
Before the Frost: A Linda Wallander Mystery
by Henning Mankell
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Linda Wallander is bored. Just graduated from the police academy, she is waiting to start work at the Ystad police station and move into her own apartment. Meantime, she is living with her father and, like fathers and daughters everywhere, they are... (read more)

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The Captive Mind
The Captive Mind
by Czeslaw Milosz
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The best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the left or right.... (read more)

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Hiroshima Notes (81 Edition)
Hiroshima Notes (81 Edition)
by Kenzaburo Oe
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Hiroshima Notes is a powerful statement on the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy by the 1994 Nobel laureate for literature. Oes account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima and the valiant efforts of those who cared for them, both... (read more)

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Windows on the World
Windows on the World
by Frederic Beigbeder
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Weaving together philosophy, myth, world politics, and humor, this stunning work of literary daring is a fearless, moving, and unsettling novel set against the events of September 11.... (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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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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Lenz
Lenz
by Georg Büchner
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Lenz, Georg Büchners visionary exploration of an 18th-century playwrights descent into madness, has been called the inception of European modernist prose. Elias Canetti considered this short novella one of the decisive reading experiences of his... (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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