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Captivity$14.99 – $29.99
A literary sensation, György Spiró’s Captivity is both a highly sophisticated historical novel and a gripping page-turner. Set in the tumultuous first century A.D., between the year of Christ’s death and the outbreak of the Jewish War, Captivity recounts the adventures of the feeble-bodied, bookish Uri, a young Roman Jew.
Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State, 1922–1939$51.95 – $134.95
“One of the great, essential statements about the Irish imagination in those strange moments when it first confronted the bleakness of freedom after 1921, Gaelic Prose in the Irish Free State is a masterpiece of literary history and also a major contribution to the history of ideas in Ireland. Its value to scholars within the field of Irish-language studies is absolute.”
Siddhartha is a short novel about the life and spiritual journey of one man in ancient India, seemingly a simple tale told in a simple, lyrical style. But together with an uncanny empathy for his characters and often awe-inspiring human insight, Hesse displays mastery of the profoundest themes: the reader attains total immersion in a truly gripping quest for enlightenment, making this one of the great literary experiences.
Without God: Michel Houellebecq and Materialist Horror$29.95 – $64.95
Michel Houellebecq is France’s most famous and controversial living novelist. Focusing on Houellebecq’s complicated relationship with religion, Louis Betty shows that the novelist, who is at best agnostic, “is a deeply and unavoidably religious writer.”