1881 - 1886/Washington Square : The Portrait of a Lady the Bostonians
Tells the stories of a fortune hunter, an American heiress living in Europe, and a naive young woman torn between love and idealism.
And Other Stories
3rd Edition Paperback
'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.
A persistent woman journeys through the annual and liturgical seasons, reflecting on and celebrating her humanity, her Christianity, and her conflicts as woman, wife, mother, and writer
The Spider's House
Dramatizes the way that the French rulers of Morocco and their successors, the Nationalists, succeeded in ending the medieval traditions in the daily life of towns life Fez
The Nick Adams Stories
Events in the life of Hemingway's memorable character are presented chronologically in this arrangement of the stories
Songs of Innocence
Blake's original color plates are faithfully reproduced in this illuminated edition of his early poems
Alphabetical Africa, Walter Abish's delightful first novel, is an extraordinary linguistic tour de force, high comedy set in an imaginary dark continent that expands and contracts with ineluctable precision, as one by one the author adds the letters of the alphabet to his book, and then subtracts them. While the "geoglyphic" African landscape forms and crumbles, it is, among other things, attacked by an army of driver ants, invaded by Zanzibar, painted orange by the transvestite Queen Quat of Tanzania, and becomes a hunting ground for a pair of murderous jewel thieves tracking down their nymphomaniac moll.
Lectures discuss The Divine Comedy, nightmares, The Thousand and One Nights, Buddhism, poetry, the Kabbalah, and blindness
A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club
The Portable Steinbeck
His major writings, passages of his war communications and a biographical sketch reveal the skill and versatility of Steinbeck