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The Lime Twig
The Lime Twig
Paperback      ISBN: 0811200655
An English horse race, the Golden Bowl at Aldington, provides the background for John Hawkes' exciting novel, The Lime Twig, which tells of an ingenious plot to steal and race a horse under a false name.
Second Skin
Second Skin
Paperback      ISBN: 0811200671
Skipper, an ex-World War II naval Lieutenant and the narrator of Second Skin, interweaves past and present
Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog,
Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog,
Paperback      ISBN: 0811202070
Thirteen short stories filled with memorable characters of Thomas's youth
At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
At Random
The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394478770
Interviews, letters, diaries, and papers contribute to an autobiographical account of the late Bennett Cerf's childhood and young manhood and of his long career as one of America's foremost publishers
Women Poets of China
Women Poets of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0811208214
A sampling of the writings of Chinese women poets from ancient times to the twentieth century is accompanied by brief biographies and a discussion of their influence on Chinese literature
Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust
Miss Lonelyhearts & the Day of the Locust
Paperback      ISBN: 0811202151
Two short novels, one set in New York and the other in Hollywood, dramatically depict the extremes of the human condition and the destructive forces pervading modern American life
The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man
The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0809000326
Presents a personal perspective on the American light-skinned Negro's experience in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
The Wall: And Other Stories
The Wall
And Other Stories
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0811201902
'The Wall', the lead story in this collection, introduces three political prisoners on the night prior to their execution. Through the gaze of an impartial doctor—seemingly there for the men's solace—their mental descent is charted in exquisite, often harrowing detail. And as the morning draws inexorably closer, the men cross the psychological wall between life and death, long before the first shot rings out. This brilliant snapshot of life in anguish is the perfect introduction to a collection of stories where the neurosis of the modern world is mirrored in the lives of the people that inhabit it . This is an unexpurgated edition translated from the French by Lloyd Alexander.
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
Paperback      ISBN: 0374516359
This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenitors. This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the plane and the rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. John McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's sucessive progenitors.
Between the Acts
Between the Acts
Paperback      ISBN: 015611870x
Isa and her husband must confront each other after a day of pageantry and emotional tension