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  • In Search of Lost Time [Vol. 1 - 7]

    door Marcel Proust

    In Search of Lost Time ,or Remembrance of Things PastVol.1 - Swann's WayVol.2 - Within a Budding GroveVol.3 - The Guermantes WayVol.4 - Cities on the PlainVol.5 - The CaptiveVol.6 - The Sweet Cheat GoneVol.7 - Time RegainedIn Search of Lost Time (French: À la recherche du temps perdu) - or Remembrance of Things Past - is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust (1871 -1922). His most prominent ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • All Gall Is Divided

    The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast

    door Eugene Thacker en nog 1

    Now in paperback, an "antidote to a world gone mad for bedside affirmation" (Washington Post).E. M. Cioran has been called the last worthy disciple of Nietzsche and "a sort of final philosopher of the Western world" who "combines the compassion of poetry and the audacity of cosmic clowning" (Washington Post). All Gall Is Divided is the second book Cioran published in French after moving from his ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Monsieur Venus

    A Materialist Novel

    door Rachilde en nog 1

    serie Texts and Translations #15
    When the rich and well-connected Raoule de Vénérande becomes enamored of Jacques Silvert, a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living, she turns him into her mistress and eventually into her wife. Raoule's suitor, a cigar-smoking former hussar officer, becomes an accomplice in the complications that ensue. ... Read more

    $13.00 USD

  • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

    In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

    door George Saunders

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.“One of the most accurate and beautiful depictions of what it is like to be inside the mind of a writer that I’ve ever read.”—Parul Sehgal, The New York TimesFor ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Egil's Saga

    door Leifur Eiriksson en nog 3

    Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry, and a physical grotesque capable of staggering brutality. The saga recounts Egil's progression from youthful savagery to mature wisdom as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from ... Read more

    $11.19 USD

  • The Romantic Conception of Life

    Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe

    door Robert J. Richards

    serie Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series
    "All art should become science and all science art; poetry and philosophy should be made one." Friedrich Schlegel's words perfectly capture the project of the German Romantics, who believed that the aesthetic approaches of art and literature could reveal patterns and meaning in nature that couldn't be uncovered through rationalistic philosophy and science alone. In this wide-ranging work, Robert J ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov

    door Andrea Pitzer

    A startling and revelatory examination of Nabokov’s life and works—notably Pale Fire and Lolita—bringing new insight into one of the twentieth century’s most enigmatic authorsNovelist Vladimir Nabokov witnessed the horrors of his century, escaping Revolutionary Russia then Germany under Hitler, and fleeing France with his Jewish wife and son just weeks before Paris fell to the Nazis. He repeatedly ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    An Experiment in Literary Investigation

    door Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

    “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —Time“It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New YorkerThe Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abridged volume (authorized by the author). Features a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • In Search of Russian Modernism

    door Leonid Livak

    serie Hopkins Studies in Modernism
    The writing and teaching of Russian literary and cultural history have changed little since the 1980s. In Search of Russian Modernism challenges the basic premises of Russian modernist studies, removing the aura of certainty surrounding the analytical tools at our disposal and suggesting audacious alternatives to the conventional ways of thinking and speaking about Russian and transnational ... Read more

    $45.09 USD

  • Paris Spleen

    little poems in prose

    door Charles Baudelaire en nog 1

    serie Wesleyan Poetry Series
    Between 1855 and his death in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new?and in his own words "dangerous"?hybrid form in a series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen. Important and provocative, these fifty poems take the reader on a tour of 1850s Paris, through gleaming cafes and filthy side streets, revealing a metropolis on the eve of great change. In its deliberate fragmentation and merging of ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • The ABC's of Beginning French Language | A Children's Learn French Books

    door Baby Professor

    The romantic French language sounds so complicated and hard. This book makes sure that your kids won't feel that way when they open the cover and start the lesson. This introduction to the French language is designed to fit your children’s level of learning, patience and attention span. Don't worry, they'll love the language before they even finish this book. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Musings on Mortality

    From Tolstoy to Primo Levi

    door Victor Brombert

    “All art and the love of art,” Victor Brombert writes at the beginning of the deeply personal Musings on Mortality, “allow us to negate our nothingness.” As a young man returning from World War II, Brombert came to understand this truth as he immersed himself in literature. Death can be found everywhere in literature, he saw, but literature itself is on the side of life. With delicacy and ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time

    A Reader's Guide to The Remembrance of Things Past

    door Patrick Alexander

    An accessible, irreverent guide to one of the most admired—and entertaining—novels of the past century: Rememberance of Things Past. There is no other guide like this; a user-friendly and enticing entry into the marvelously enjoyable world of Proust.At seven volumes, three thousand pages, and more than four hundred characters, as well as a towering reputation as a literary classic, Proust’s novel ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Letters to a Young Poet

    door Rainer Maria Rilke en nog 2

    The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his work, asking for advice about becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Representation of War in German Literature

    From 1800 to the Present

    door Elisabeth Krimmer

    The history of literature about war is marked by a fundamental paradox: although war forms the subject of countless novels, dramas, poems, and films, it is often conceived as indescribable. Even as many writers strive towards an ideal of authenticity, they maintain that no representation can do justice to the terror and violence of war. Readings of Schiller, Kleist, Jünger, Remarque, Grass, Böll, ... Read more

    $30.39 USD

  • Desde que te vi morir

    door Javier Marías

    Al cumplir cien años del nacimiento de Vladimir Nabokov, Javier Marías rinde homenaje al célebre escritor ruso, tal y como hiciera con William Faulkner en Si yo amaneciera otra vez.La traducción de Marías de dieciocho poemas inéditos en castellano; algunos problemas de ajedrez ideados por quien fue gran jugador con sus soluciones; los artículos Fantasmas leídos y El canon Nabokov, la pieza La ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Life on a Mediaeval Barony

    A Picture of a Typical Feudal Community in the Thirteenth Century

    door William Stearns Davis

    Example in this ebook   Chapter I: The Fief of St. Aliquis: Its History and Denizens. In the duchy of Quelqueparte there lay, in the later days of the great King Philip Augustus, the barony of St. Aliquis. Perhaps you may have trouble in finding any such places upon the maps of Mediæval France. In that case, I must tell you that they did not lie so far from Burgundy, Champagne, and Blois that the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die [volume 2]

    door Mark Twain en nog 24

    This 2nd volume of contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names: Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men in a Boat Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James: Ulysses Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Kipling, Rudyard: Kim La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • How to Live

    Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

    door Sarah Bakewell

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for BiographyHow to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Sagas of the Icelanders

    door Jane Smiley

    In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women ... Read more

    $17.39 USD

  • The Morning Mind

    Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life

    door Kirti Salwe Carter en nog 3

    Unleash positive thinking and productive imagination, and flip negative thoughts and behaviors into a lifetime to improve every aspect of your life—each morning, one day at a time.Bad habits. Bad feelings. Bad mornings that turn into regrettable days.Banish them all with simple brain hacks that flip negative thoughts and behaviors into positive, productive ones. Instead of dragging through your ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Great War And Modern Memory

    door Paul Fussell

    The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. Fussell's landmark study of WWI remains as original and gripping today as ever before: a literate, literary, and ... Read more

    $12.79 USD

  • The Prose Edda

    door Jesse Byock

    The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Hedgehog and the Fox

    An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History - Second Edition

    door Isaiah Berlin en nog 2

    "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace. Although there have been many interpretations of the adage, Berlin uses it to mark a fundamental ... Read more

    $10.69 USD