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Mikhail Bulgakov and Christopher Conn Askew$18.00 $16.56
A Soviet era schizophrenic novel that merges how evil works and persuades in modern times along with an analytic discussion and retelling of Pontius Pilot presiding over the trial of Jesus. The Devil comes to Moscow and all hell breaks loose.
Knut Hamsun$17.00 $15.64
The devil returns in modern times.
Sylvia Townsend Warner$16.95 $15.59
A proto-feminist 1920s novel and bestselling book that influenced Virginia Woolf to become a writer.
A collection of poetry and essays by a tortured genius and the architect of modern theater.
Susan Sontag$18.00 $16.56
An early 1960s collection of Sontag's essays -- and some of her best!
Jim Harrison$18.00 $16.56
Mina Loy$22.00 $19.80
A collection of surreal, futurist and symbolist endowed poetry by an important writer, enigma, and the first female Futurist.
Mina Loy$15.95 $14.67
Robert Farris Thompson$17.95 $16.51
Marcel Schwob$14.95 $13.75
A book of fantasy and fables that is endless to read, filled with amazing characters and magic.
Jorge Luis Borges$25.00 $22.50
Bruno Schulz$18.00 $16.56
Modern folk tales that inspired Kafka.
Walter Benjamin$15.99 $14.71
One of the best single collections of Benjamin's philosophical essays.
Olga Tokarczuk$17.00 $15.64
A modern Polish novel of genius mixing fiction and facts, and of flights that are both literal and figurative, by a Nobel Prize laureate.
Leonora Carrington$15.95 $14.67
A surrealist story about the birth of a new religion at a home for the aged that reads like the gospel of Alice in Wonderland.
James Baldwin$13.95 $12.83
One of the greatest essays of the 20th century. No one speaks on race more truthfully or directly.
Giuseppe Di Lampedusa$16.00 $14.72
The end of aristocracy and a feast of memory and poetry in a lost time.
Jill Lepore$19.95 $18.35
The single best one volume history of the United States, easily replacing Zinn's People's History.
John Kennedy Toole$16.00 $14.72
Nathanael West$15.95 $14.67
Donald Barthelme$14.00 $12.88
John Gardner$13.95 $12.83
A retelling of Beowulf from the monster's perspective. One of the great short novellas of our time.
Angela Carter$17.00 $15.64
A writer's writer retelling some of the classic fairytales for adults. Everything Angela Carter ever wrote is explosive, precise and truthful.
Angela Carter$16.00 $14.72
Joris Karl Huysmans$16.00 $14.72
The essence of decadence and symbolism in all its refinement, here is one of the most important books and bedrock of the modern novel.
Thomas Pynchon$25.00 $22.50
Hilarious and complex woven tale of technology and the spirit of man.
Charles Johnson$17.00 $15.64
A dark and monstrous tale of the slave trade by a writer of genius.
Delmore Schwartz$15.95 $14.67
A master story collection by one of the most influential (see Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Lou Reed, etc.,) and sadly unread writers of the 1940s.
Clarice Lispector$21.95 $19.76
A Spanish goth classic about a women's dysfunctional family, and her coming of age in post war Barcelona.
Charles Beaumont$17.00 $15.64
Bohumil Hrabal$15.95 $14.67
Hilarious contemporary surrealism and attack on class systems by a master storyteller.
Isaac Babel and Nathalie Babel$14.95 $13.75
A fantastic collection of underground reportage by an embedded Jew during era of Cossack savagery.
Geoffrey Wolff$22.95 $20.66
George Saunders$17.00 $15.64
John Fante$16.99 $15.63
Philippe Soupault$13.95 $12.83
Juan Rulfo$16.00 $14.72
A Mexican classic on the afterlife that sheds light on our present condition.
Yevgeny Zamyatin$16.00 $14.72
One of the original dystopian Soviet era novels that helped to shape 1984 and Brave New World. Required reading!
Knut Hamsun$16.00 $14.72
A concise distillation of modernism and anxiety in a short relentless, and passionate book which should be better known.
Andrew Vachss$16.00 $14.72
The first and best book by one of the top noir writers working today.
John Szwed$24.95 $22.46
One of the greatest jazz bios of all time!
Brigitte Benkemoun$24.95 $22.46
This ingenious investigative biography of Parisian artist and model Dora Maar, uses Maar's own personal address book (found on an ebay auction) to reconstruct her activities and interactions with many of the great art luminaries of Surrealism in the twenties and thirties. As Picasso's young mistress and model, her relationship with the great master defined and overshadowed her life. This genre-bending book was a bestseller in France and finally allows justice and light to shine on the complex and fascinating story of Dora Maar.
Charles Willeford$16.00 $14.72
Tom Wolfe$20.00 $18.00
J. M. Coetzee$15.00 $13.80
Kazuo Ishiguro$16.95 $15.59
Merlin Sheldrake$28.00 $25.20
Chris Offutt$16.00 $14.72
José Saramago$15.99 $14.71
Patrick Suskind$16.95 $15.59
Ernest Hemingway$16.00 $14.72
Terry Southern$13.00 $11.96
William S. Burroughs$22.00 $19.80