Literature & Fiction
Dakota Cowboy My Life in the Old Days
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.
With Journal of the Counterfeiters
The novel exemplifies the author's philosophy that man will find himself only when he follows his own emotions and rejects the conventions imposed by society
Good-Bye to All That
Robert Graves records the events of his life up to the age of thirty-three when he left his native land for Marjorca
Exercises in Style
2nd Edition Paperback
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 Nonexistent Knight & the Cloven Viscount
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
The Town and the City
In this compelling first novel, Kerouac draws on his New England mill-town boyhood to create the world of George and Marguerite Martin and their eight children, each endowed with an energy and a vision of life.
The Setting Sun
Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society.
A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club
Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil
Six short stories probe the mind of man to reveal his hidden motives
Tells the story of a Japanese-American woman growing up in Seattle in the 1930s who was subjected to relocation during World War II