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T Zero
T Zero
Paperback      ISBN: 0156924005
The author's second collection of imaginative stories about the evolution of the universe transcends the boundaries of space and time while mixing comedy with higher mathematics
Dakota Cowboy My Life in the Old Days
Dakota Cowboy My Life in the Old Days
Paperback      ISBN: 0803250150
When the most romantic of cow outfits, the British-owned Matador, shipped out from Texas with 3,000 head of cattle bound for Dakota and the Cheyenne Indian Reservation, an observant young bronc twister named Ike Blasingame rode with them. Dakota Cowboy—which the New York Times calls “warm, human, flavorful”—is the story of Ike’s eight years (1904-1912) on the last of the great open ranges. Its pages “take the reader across the treacherous Missouri as the spring-softened ice goes out under the horses’ feet, into the still wild cow towns, through the roundups, the prairie fires, and to the gatherings of the Frenchmen, breeds and Indians, and their gay spirited daughters” (Mari Sandoz). Perceptive and circumstantial—“the author paints a big picture without omitting details” (New York Herald Tribune)—Dakota Cowboy is a mine of information about western life.
Murphy
Murphy
Paperback      ISBN: 0802150373
A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
Transposed Heads
Transposed Heads
Paperback      ISBN: 0394700864
From a Nobel Prize for Literature winner and one of the most iconic German writers of the 20th century, Transposed Heads is a beautiful story that explores the complex relationship between the spirit, body, and mind. Inspired by an ancient Hindu legend, Mann’s writes about two Indian friends, Shridaman and Nanda, whom together, decide to decapitate themselves. However, they awaken from their attempted suicides to find their heads restored, but to the wrong body. Now, Sita, the wife of Shridaman must determine the true meaning of identity as she navigates her own feelings as to which representation is her actual husband. As the love-triangle carries on, Mann shows just how entwined our mind, body, and spirit are. “The Transposed Heads is altogether delightful . . . It is certainly the most charming of Mann's works . . . in short, a restatement in parable form of Mann's intransigent faith in the human intellect. It is also a rich and subtle analysis of the psychology of friendship and love.”—Sewanee Review
Classical Gods and Heroes: Myths As Told by the Ancient Authors
Classical Gods and Heroes
Myths As Told by the Ancient Authors
Paperback      ISBN: 0688052797
Presents selected passages from classical Greek and Roman myths to reflect ancient concepts of the creation of man and the universe
The Nick Adams Stories
The Nick Adams Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0684169401
Events in the life of Hemingway's memorable character are presented chronologically in this arrangement of the stories
Marry Me: A Romance
Marry Me
A Romance
Hardcover      ISBN: 039440856x
In Greenwood, Connecticut, during the period of the Kennedy administration, Jerry and Sally, both married, have an affair charged with doubts, subtle intensities, and a deep sense of caring
Diary of Anais Nin, 1947-1955
Diary of Anais Nin, 1947-1955
Paperback      ISBN: 0156260301
Anais Nin records and reveals her struggles, friendships, and loves, observations of places and people, and responses to criticism, crises, and the demands of writing
Under a Glass Bell
Under a Glass Bell
Paperback      ISBN: 0804003025
Under a Glass Bell is one of Nin's finest collections of stories. First published in 1944, it attracted the attention of Edmond Wilson, who reviewed the collection in The New Yorker. It was in these stories that Nin's artistic and emotional vision took shape. This edition includes a highly informative and insightful foreword by Gunther Stuhlmann that places the collection in its historical context as well as illuminates the sequence of events and persons recorded in the diary that served as its inspiration.
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Paperback      ISBN: 0486201058
The twentieth-century American writer discusses his literary techniques and philosophies along with the history and aesthetics of horror fiction