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The Nonexistent Knight & the Cloven Viscount
The Nonexistent Knight & the Cloven Viscount
Paperback      ISBN: 0156659751
Recounts the chivalrous exploits of an empty suit of armor and the separate halves of a nobleman who has been bisected by a cannon ball
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
Six Tales of the Jazz Age, and Other Stories
Six Tales of the Jazz Age, and Other Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 068471762x
Exercises in Style
Exercises in Style
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0811207897
Queneau uses a variety of literary styles and forms in ninety-nine exercises which retell the same story about a minor brawl aboard a bus
The Portable Steinbeck
The Portable Steinbeck
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150021
His major writings, passages of his war communications and a biographical sketch reveal the skill and versatility of Steinbeck
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 Ponder Heart
The Ponder Heart
Paperback      ISBN: 0156729156
Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is a source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle. Uncle Daniel’s trial for the alleged murder of his seventeen-year-old bride is a comic masterpiece. Awarded the William Dean Howells Medal of the american Academy of Arts and Letters. Drawings by Joe Krush.
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Paperback      ISBN: 0156188767
Twenty-seven short stories by the Pulitizer Prize-winning writer
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.
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