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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.”
Isle of the Dead$17.95
A cornerstone of Swiss modernism, at last available in English translation from one of the great German translators of our time.
Modern and Contemporary Swiss Poetry: An Anthology$17.00 – $24.00
Featuring the work of some of the greatest poets of the twentieth century as well as their contemporary counterparts, this anthology is unique in bringing together a broad selection of Switzerland ‘s greatest authors in all of the country’s major languages.
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.
With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows$25.00
Kalniete’s book is a moving and eloquent testimony to her family and to the Latvian nation—to their shared fate during more than fifty years of occupation.
With the Animals$14.95 – $22.95
Considered the standard-bearer for the great Franco-Swiss literary tradition, exemplified by authors such as Jacques Chessex and C. F. Ramuz, Noelle Revaz may also remind English-language readers of Louis-Ferdinand Celine: With the Animals, her shocking debut, is a novel of mud and blood whose linguistic audaciousness is matched only by its brutality, misanthropy, and gallows humor.
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.”