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Wild Geese Returning: Chinese Reversible Poems

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by Metail, Michele
The genre of poems that may be read both forward and backward, producing different creations was known as the "flight of wild geese". These poems were often sent so that a distant lover, like the migrating birds, would return. Its greatest practitioner, and the focus of this critical anthology, is Su Hui, a women who, in the 4th century embroidered a silk for her distant husband using a grid of 840 characte...
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Donkey-Donkey

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by Duvoisin, Roger
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Amsterdam Stories

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by Nescio
J. H. F. Gronloh was a successful Dutch businessman, executive of the Holland-Bombay Trading Company and father of four, with a secret life: under the pseudonym Nescio (Latin for "I don't know"), he wrote a series of short stories that went unrecognized at the time but that are now widely considered the best prose ever written in Dutch. Nescio's stories look back on the enthusiasms of youth with an achingly...
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The Skin

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by Malaparte, Curzio
"It is a shameful thing to win a war." The reliably unorthodox Curzio Malaparte's own service as an Italian liaison officer with the Allies during the invasion of Italy was the basis for this searing and surreal novel, in which the contradictions inherent in any attempt to simultaneously conquer and liberate a people beset the triumphant but ingenuous American forces as they make their way up the peninsula....
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Memoirs of an Anti-semite

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by Rezzori Gregor
The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In five psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his past, from adolescence to middle age, a period that coincides with the twentieth century's ugliest years. Central to each episode is what might be ...
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Skylark

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by Kosztolanyi, Dezso
It is 1900, give or take a few years. The Vajkays-call them Mother and Father-live in Sarszeg, a dead-end burg in the provincial heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Father retired some years ago to devote his days to genealogical research and quaint questions of heraldry. Mother keeps house. Both are utterly enthralled with their daughter, Skylark. Unintelligent, unimaginative, unattractive, and unmarried...
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Berlin Stories

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by Walser Robert
A New York Review Books Original. In 1905 the young Swiss writer Robert Walser arrived in Berlin to join his older brother Karl, already an important stage set designer, and immediately threw himself into the vibrant social and cultural life of the city. Berlin Stories collects his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical observations on every aspect of the bustling German capital, from its theaters, c...
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New York Review Abroad

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by Silvers, Robert B.
For the past fifty years, The New York Review of Books has covered virtually every international revolution and movement of consequence by dispatching the world's most brilliant writers to write eyewitness accounts. The New York Review Abroad not only brings together twenty-eight of the most riveting of these pieces but includes epilogues that update and reassess the political situation (by either the origi...
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Taka-Chan and I: A Dog's Journey to Japan

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by Lifton Betty Jean, Hosoe Eikhoe
A tale of adventure, loyalty, daring escapes, friendship, and honor, Taka-chan and I has it all. One day, Runcible, a Weimeraner, digs a hole from his home on Cape Cod all the way to Japan. There he meets Taka-chan, a little girl imprisoned by a seadragon who is angry that fishermen like Taka-chan's father no longer make offerings to him. Runcible is determined to free Taka-chan and gladly takes up the drag...
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Young Man With A Horn

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by Dorothy Baker
Dorothy Baker's Young Man with a Horn is widely regarded as the first jazz novel, and it courses with the verve and swing of the music that defined an era. From the beginning, Rick Martin loved music and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune so quickly that it didn't matter to the boss at the Cotton Club that he was underage or to the folks in the band that he was just a white kid. He started out wit...
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Paris Vagabond

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by Clebert, Jean-Paul
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More Was Lost: A Memoir

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by Perenyi, Eleanor
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The Doll

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by Prus, Boleslaw
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The Year of the French

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by Flanagan, Thomas
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The Silver Nutmeg

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by Palmer Brown
When Anna Lavinia's father put a hole in the garden wall, it was only to give her another point of view. He had no thought that the point of view would stretch all the way to an entirely new land on the other side of Dew Pond. But that's exactly what Anna Lavinia discovers one very dull, very dry day, after tossing acorns into the pond and finding them tossed right back up to her. They are being thrown by a...
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Midnight in the Century

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by Serge, Victor
In 1933, Victor Serge was arrested by Stalin's police, interrogated, and held in solitary confinement for more than eighty days. Released, he spent two years in exile in remote Orenburg. These experiences were the inspiration for Midnight in the Century, Serge's searching novel about revolutionaries living in the shadow of Stalin's betrayal of the revolution. Among the exiles gathered in the town of Chenor,...
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A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising

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by Levine, Madeline
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Clandestine in Chile

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by GABRIEL G MARQUEZ
In 1973, the portly, dark-haired, bearded film director Miguel Littin fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet's cruel reign was to last some seventeen years, during which Chile was turned into a laboratory for the economic ideas of Milton Friedman, leading to ...
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Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by her Daughter

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by Gille Elisabeth
A New York Review Books Original. When Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise was first published, the world discovered a new great writer. Even in France, however, Nemirovsky had been more or less forgotten for years, until her youngest daughter Elisabeth Gille, only five years old when her mother died in Auschwitz, wrote a book to bring her back to life. In 1992 Gille published this fictionalized autobiograph...
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Something For Christmas

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by Palmer Brown
"What are you doing, dear?" "It's a secret." "Secrets are better if you share them a little. So tell Mother why you look so sad on Christmas Eve." "I am wondering what to give-someone-for Christmas." So begins the story of a little mouse's search for a very special gift for a very special person. Nothing seems just right until the little mouse realizes that the best present of all is already at hand. Pal...
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