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J. L. Carr: A Month in the Country, Buch

J. L. Carr
A Month in the Country

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In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps…

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Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own, Buch

Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own

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'But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction - what has that got to do with a room of one's own?' A Room of One's Own grew out of a lecture that Virginia Woolf had been invited to giv…

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René Girard: All Desire is a Desire for Being, Buch

René Girard
All Desire is a Desire for Being

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A new selection of foundational works from the influential philosopher who developed the theory of mimetic desire Why do humans have such a remarkable capacity for conflict? From ancient foundational myt…

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William S. Burroughs: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, Buch

William S. Burroughs
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

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New York während des Zweiten Weltkriegs: Eine Gruppe von Freunden hängt in ihren Appartments herum und schlägt die Zeit tot. Während sie trinken, reden, knutschen und Drogen konsumieren, treiben sie einem…

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James Baldwin: Another Country, Buch

James Baldwin
Another Country

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'A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience' Washinton Post When Another Country appeared in 1962, it caused a literary sensation. James Baldwin's masterly story of desir…

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Laurie Lee: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Buch

Laurie Lee
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

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New edition.

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Aharon Appelfeld: Badenheim 1939, Buch

Aharon Appelfeld
Badenheim 1939

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'A masterpiece ... the greatest novel of the Holocaust' The Guardian A haunting, dreamlike portrayal of the encroaching horror of the Holocaust onto a genteel MittelEuropean resort town Badenheim, a res…

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Alexander Lernet-Holenia: Baron Bagge, Buch

Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Baron Bagge

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'A masterpiece' Stefan Zweig'Compelling ... intense ... blending military narratives, paranormal experiences and erotic obsessions' TLSBaron Bagge, a cavalry officer during the First World War, receives o…

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Yukio Mishima: Beautiful Star, Buch

Yukio Mishima
Beautiful Star

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'Interplanetary, quite extraordinary . . . awash with dark humour and scenes of intense beauty' Financial Times 'One of the greatest avant-garde Japanese writers of the twentieth century' New Yorker Bea…

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Stefan Zweig: Beware of Pity, Buch

Stefan Zweig
Beware of Pity

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'The most exciting book I have ever read ... a feverish, fascinating novel' Antony Beevor, Sunday Telegraph'I can't take any more of your revolting merciful kindness!'Who would have thought that the great…

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Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead Revisited, Buch

Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited

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Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and decadent Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its …

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Silvia Federici: Caliban and the Witch, Buch

Silvia Federici
Caliban and the Witch

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'A groundbreaking work . . . Federici has become a crucial figure for . . . a new generation of feminists' Rachel Kushner, author of The Mars Room A cult classic since its publication in the early years …

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John Steinbeck: Cannery Row, Buch

John Steinbeck
Cannery Row

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'Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.'Meet the gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists of Cannery Row in…

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Eric Williams: Capitalism and Slavery, Buch

Eric Williams
Capitalism and Slavery

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'It's often said that books are compulsory reading, but this book really is compulsory. You cannot understand slavery, or British Empire, without it' Sathnam Sanghera Arguing that the slave trade was at …

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George Orwell: Coming Up for Air, Buch

George Orwell
Coming Up for Air

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George Orwell's paean to the end of an idyllic era in British history, Coming Up for Air is a poignant account of one man's attempt to recapture childhood innocence as war looms on the horizon. George Bo…

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Alexander Lernet-Holenia: Count Luna, Buch

Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Count Luna

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'A book so astonishing that I immediately reread it, fearful it might disappear' Patti SmithThe war is over but Alexander Jessiersky, a wealthy Austrian aristocrat and industrialist, is haunted by guilt o…

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Yukio Mishima: Death in Midsummer, Buch

Yukio Mishima
Death in Midsummer

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Bringing together Yukio Mishima's finest stories, this selection shows his extraordinary ability to depict a wide variety of human beings in moments of significance. A moonlit journey to fulfil a wish; a …

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George Orwell: Down an Out in Paris and London, Buch

George Orwell
Down an Out in Paris and London

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'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them'. George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Pa…

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James Joyce: Dubliners, Buch

James Joyce
Dubliners

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James Joyce (1882-1941) was born and educated in Dublin. Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce's psychological and fictional universe is firmly rooted in his native Dublin, the c…

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John Steinbeck: East of Eden, Buch

John Steinbeck
East of Eden

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California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies are fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of th…

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