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Beyond Elsewhere, a verse narrative that speaks of exile, is the odyssey of a soul in search of the absolute, the epiphany of being in love that represents a moment in eternity, at once of distress and salvation, a beacon on one’s path.
Gold: The Marvellous History Of General John Augustus Sutter$11.41
Cendrars spent fifteen years translating Sutter’s life-story into fiction, departing (often radically) from the known historical facts to reshape the story of one of the great American pioneers with the pure gold of his own imagination. Originally published in 1924, Gold is a work of breathless pace, fantastic humour and soaring invention: an extraordinary story extraordinarily told.
In Reality: Selected Poems$12.56
Jean Portante is a lyric poet, and also one who has something to say to an international audience. As a Francophone Luxemburger of Italian descent, his poetry works at the spaces between European cultures and is concerned with themes of identity, politics, language, Europe, the divide between politics and everyday life. This dual language edition collects work from the last 20 years, including poems from his 2013 collection, Après le tremblement, which addresses an earthquake in his ancestral Italian village.
One Hundred Twenty-One Days$14.95
Debut novel by mathematician Oulipo member layers coded narratives across World Wars unlocking the entangled history of politics and science.
Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters$16.95
Rich in historical detail, Rochester Knockings novelizes the rise and fall of these most infamous of mediums, the Fox Sisters, and sheds a unique light on the impressionability and fragility of nineteenth-century America.
A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.
The Lady and the Little Fox Fur$11.33
Driven to despair, a lady discovers peace of mind by forming a strange and touching relationship with the everyday objects of the city. Written with the same passion and stunningly observed attention to detail as La Bâtarde, it is a perfectly formed minor masterpiece.
The Man Who Planted Trees$8.80
The classic and best-selling eco-parable.