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The Complete Stories
The Complete Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0374515360
Thirty-one tales depicting the humorous, if near tragic conditions of life in the Deep South during the fifties
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
Paperback      ISBN: 081120068x
Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths
The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica
The Voyage of Argo
The Argonautica
Paperback      ISBN: 0140440852
Written in the third century BC in Alexandria, this is the only full surviving account of Jason's legendary quest for the Golden Fleece. It describes the thrilling adventures of the Argonauts on their voyage to Colchis to plead with king Aeetes for the fleece, his greatest treasure - and the Eros-inspired passion felt by his daughter, the beautiful witch-princess Medea, for the scheming Jason. Chronicling a journey that sees Jason and his crew traverse perilous seas, negotiate the treacherous Cyanean Rocks, and confront the lure of the Sirens' song, The Voyage of Argo is a masterful depiction of distinctly human heroism and betrayal caused by love. An eloquent marriage of romance and realism, it tells the definitive version of one of the greatest legends of the classical age: an epic tale of bravery, prophecy and magic.
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
The Assistant
The Assistant
Paperback      ISBN: 0374504849
A struggling neighborhood Jewish grocer takes on a helper who falls in love with his daughter and steals from his store
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
Till We Have Faces
A Myth Retold
Paperback      ISBN: 0156904365
This reinterpretation of the tale of Cupid and Psyche, combines elements of barbarism and fantasy with an understanding of human nature and psychology
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
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
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
Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil
Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil
Paperback      ISBN: 0393003043
Six short stories probe the mind of man to reveal his hidden motives