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  • A Time to Keep Silence

    A Time to Keep Silence
    av Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172445

    While still a teenager, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his way across Europe, as recounted in his classic memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. During World War II, he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Cret…

  • The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction

    The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction
    av Mark Lilla

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590179024

    We don't understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today's political dramas are unintelligible to us.The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and mo…

  • Mistress Masham's Repose

    Mistress Masham's Repose
    av T. H. White

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171035

    Ten-year-old Maria, an orphaned heiress living with her unpleasant guardians on a crumbling English estate called Malplaquet, finds her life changing in unimagined ways when she explores an overgrown island on the estate's lake and discovers the des…

  • Gallery of Clouds

    Gallery of Clouds
    av Rachel Eisendrath

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375434

    A personal and critical work that celebrates the pleasure of books and reading. Largely unknown to readers today, Sir Philip Sidney's sixteenth-century pastoral romance Arcadia was long considered one of the finest works of prose fiction in the Engl…

  • The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam

    The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
    av Osip Mandelstam

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170915

    Osip Mandelstam is a central figure not only in modern Russian but in world poetry, the author of some of the most haunting and memorable poems of the twentieth century. A contemporary of Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetayeva, and Boris Pasternak, a tou…

  • The Lost Island

    The Lost Island
    av Eilis Dillon

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172056

    Michael Farrell was forced to grow up quickly after his father disappeared hunting for treasure on the fabled lost island of Inishmananan. Struggling to get by, one evening he and his mother receive a mysterious message from a ragged tramp who stops…

  • Bel Ria: Dog of War

    Bel Ria: Dog of War
    av Sheila Burnford

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172117

    When his owner is killed during the German invasion of France in the summer of 1940, a little performing dog changes the lives of successive caretakers as he journeys through the war-ravaged countryside looking for a permanent home.

  • Late Fame

    Late Fame
    av Arthur Schnitzler

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681370842

    A hilarious takedown of celebrity and false genius, never before available in the US. An NYRB Classics Original Eduard Saxberger is a quiet man who is getting on in years and has spent the better part of them working at a desk in an office. Once upo…

  • Jim at the Corner

    Jim at the Corner
    av Eleanor Farjeon

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681371641

    These seafaring tales begin on a street corner where Jim, a retired sailor, spends his days, passing the time telling a curious boy named Derry about life aboard his ship, the Rockinghorse. In the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Gard…

  • Fish for Supper

    Fish for Supper
    av M. B. Goffstein

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375465

    Selected as a Caldecott Honor Book in 1977, this is a charming picture book about a grandmother and her simple, idyllic daily routine, now back in print for the first time in a decade. Fish for Supper is M. B. Goffstein's Caldecott Honor story of a…

  • Blood on the Forge

    Blood on the Forge
    av William Attaway

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171349

    Three African-American brothers leave their home in the Kentucky hills to work in the steel mills of Pittsburgh prior to World War One, in a saga of the great black migration and the harsh realities of industrialization. Reprint.

  • Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

    Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea
    av Teffi

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590179512

    WINNER OF THE 2018 READ RUSSIA PRIZE AND THE PUSHKIN HOUSE BEST BOOK IN TRANSLATION IN 2017 Considered Teffi's single greatest work, Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea is a deeply personal account of the author's last months in Russia and Ukrain…

  • In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

    In Tearing Haste: Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
    av Patrick Leigh Fermor, Deborah Devonshire

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681371863

    Now in paperback, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah Devonshire's witty, informative, and altogether delightful correspondence. In the spring of 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, invited the writer a…

  • Abigail

    av Magda Szabo

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681374031

    From the author of The Door, a beloved coming-of-age tale set in WWII-era Hungary. Abigail, the story of a headstrong teenager growing up during World War II, is the most beloved of Magda Szab 's books in her native Hungary. Gina is the only child…

  • The Corner That Held Them

    The Corner That Held Them
    av Sylvia Townsend Warner

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681373874

    A unique novel about life in a 14th-century convent by one of England's most original authors. Sylvia Townsend Warner's The Corner That Held Them is a historical novel like no other, one that immerses the reader in the dailiness of history, rather…

  • The Golovlyov Family: Shchedrin

    The Golovlyov Family: Shchedrin
    av Shchedrin

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322578

    Searingly hot in the summer, bitterly cold in the winter, the ancestral estate of the Golovlyov family is the end of the road. There Anna Petrovna rules with an iron hand over her servants and family-until she loses power to the relentless scheming…

  • Hons and Rebels

    Hons and Rebels
    av Jessica Mitford

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171103

    Jessica Mitford, the great muckraking journalist, was part of a legendary English aristocratic family. Her sisters included Nancy, doyenne of the 1920s London smart set and a noted novelist and biographer; Diana, wife to the English fascist chief Si…

  • The Enchanted April

    The Enchanted April
    av Elizabeth Von Arnim

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172254

    A recipe for happiness: four women, one medieval Italian castle, plenty of wisteria, and solitude as needed. The women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other--and…

  • The Big Clock

    The Big Clock
    av Kenneth Fearing

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171813

    A classic of American noir, part murder mystery and part black comedy, set in dark corners of corporate New York City. George Stroud is a hard-drinking, tough-talking, none-too-scrupulous writer for a New York media conglomerate that bears a striki…

  • Selected Works

    Selected Works
    av Cesare Pavese

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322851

    "There is only one pleasure, that of being alive. All the rest is misery," wrote Cesare Pavese, whose short, intense life spanned the ordeals of fascism and World War II to witness the beginnings of Italy's postwar prosperity. Searchingly alert to n…

  • Hav: Last Letters from Hav of the Myrmidons

    Hav: Last Letters from Hav of the Myrmidons
    av Jan Morris

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590174494

    A New York Review Books Original Hav is like no place on earth. Rumored to be the site of Troy, captured during the crusades and recaptured by Saladin, visited by Tolstoy, Hitler, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, this Mediterranean city-state is hom…

  • Images and Shadows: Part of a Life

    Images and Shadows: Part of a Life
    av Iris Origo

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681373652

    An extraordinary memoir by Iris Origo, who chronicled political life in A Chill in the Air and War in Val d'Orcia, and now turns inward to describe her own family, the work of writing, and the transcience of memory. Images and Shadows, Iris Origo's…

  • Bina: A Novel in Warnings

    Bina: A Novel in Warnings
    av Anakana Schofield

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375496

    A provocative, feminist novel about a woman who persists in spite of the violence, injustice, and oppression that fills her world. Bina is a woman who's had enough and isn't afraid to say so. "I'm here to warn you, not reassure you," she announces a…

  • No Room at the Morgue

    No Room at the Morgue
    av Jean-Patrick Manchette

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681374185

    Inspired by the works of Dashiell Hammett, No Room at the Morgue is Jean-Patrick Manchette's unparalleled take on the private eye novel -- fierce, politically inflected, and finely rendered by the haunting, pitch-black prose for which the author is…

  • Germs: A Memoir of Childhood

    Germs: A Memoir of Childhood
    av Richard Wollheim

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681374963

    A brilliant, meandering exploration of family and childhood memory by one of the most original British philosophers of the twentieth century. Germs is about first things, the seeds from which a life grows, as well as about the illnesses it incurs, t…

  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

    The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
    av Brian Moore

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173497

    The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is an unflinching and deeply sympathetic portrait of a woman destroyed by self and circumstance. First published in 1955, it marked Brian Moore as a major figure in English literature (he would go on to be short-l…

  • The Robber Hotzenplotz

    The Robber Hotzenplotz
    av Otfried Preussler

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590179611

    The Robber Hotzenplotz is a merry tale of two scoundrels, two friends, a toad-fairy, and an unforgettable escapade. The Robber Hotzenplotz works hard at his job, waking early to hide in the woods and waylay new victims. One morning Kasperl's grand…

  • Stones of Aran: Labyrinth

    Stones of Aran: Labyrinth
    av Tim Robinson

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173145

    Tim Robinson's Stones of Aran is one of the most striking and original literary undertakings of our time. Robinson's ambition is to find out both what it is to know a landscape, know it as extensively and intimately as possible, and what it takes to…

  • Suppose a Sentence

    Suppose a Sentence
    av Brian Dillon

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375243

    A captivating meditation on the power of the sentence by the author of Essayism, a 2018 New Yorker book of the year. In Suppose a Sentence, Brian Dillon, whom John Banville has called "a literary fl neur in the tradition of Baudelaire and Walter Ben…

  • Miguel Hernandez

    Miguel Hernandez
    av Miguel Hernández

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590176290

    Miguel Hern ndez is, along with Antonio Machado, Juan Ram n Jim nez, and Federico Garc a Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. This volume spans the whole of Hern ndez's brief writing life, and includes his most celebrat…

  • Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education

    Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education
    av Sybille Bedford

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681371917

    Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Bedford's autobiographical novel paints a vivid picture of life in 1920s Europe between the wars. Sybille Bedford placed the ambiguous and inescapable stuff of her own life at the center of her fiction, and in Jigsa…

  • Chocky

    av John Wyndham

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590178522

    In Chocky, pioneering science-fiction master John Wyndham confronts an enigma as strange as anything found in his classic works The Day of the Triffids or The Chrysalids--the mind of a child. It's not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary…

  • The Kingdom of Carbonel

    The Kingdom of Carbonel
    av Barbara Sleigh

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173152

    Night falls and Cat Country comes to life: town walls turn into roads, roof and treetop become mountain and field. The black cat Carbonel and his consort, Queen Blandamour, have long reigned over this magical place, where humans are scarce, cats roa…

  • Party Going

    Party Going
    av Henry Green

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681370705

    A modernist "masterpiece" (The New York Times) that will appeal to fans of Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby Party Going, published in 1939, is Henry Green's darkly comic valediction to what W. H. Auden famously described as the "low dishonest deca…

  • Rogue Male

    Rogue Male
    av Geoffrey Household

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172438

    1930-something: a professional hunter is passing through an unnamed Central European country that is in the thrall of a vicious dictator. The hunter wonders whether he can penetrate undetected into the dictator's private compound. He does. He has th…

  • Pinocchio (Illustrated)

    Pinocchio (Illustrated)
    av Carlo Collodi

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590175880

    Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown--linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi's splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, a…

  • Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogy

    Fortunes of War: The Levant Trilogy
    av Olivia Manning

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590177211

    In The Levant Trilogy Olivia Manning returns to the story of the young English couple Guy and Harriet Pringle, last seen, at the end of The Balkan Trilogy, departing from Athens ahead of the invading Nazi army. Now, in the spring of 1941, they arriv…

  • The Expendable Man

    The Expendable Man
    av Dorothy B. Hughes

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590174951

    "It was surprising what old experiences remembered could do to a presumably educated, civilized man." And Hugh Denismore, a young doctor driving his mother's Cadillac from Los Angeles to Phoenix, is eminently educated and civilized. He is privileged…

  • Girl, 20

    Girl, 20
    av Kingsley Amis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590176634

    Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation was a great chronicler of the fads and absurdities of his age, and Girl, 20 is a delightfully incisive dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s. Amis's antihero,…

  • Exhausted on the Cross

    Exhausted on the Cross
    av Najwan Darwish, Kareem James Abu-zeid, Najwan Darwish

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375526

  • Memed, My Hawk

    Memed, My Hawk
    av Yashar Kemal

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171394

    A tale of high adventure and lyrical celebration, tenderness and violence, generosity and ruthlessness, Memed, My Hawk is the defining achievement of one of the greatest and most beloved of living writers, Yashar Kemal. It is reissued here with a ne…

  • The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories

    The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories
    av Tove Jansson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590177662

    An NYRB Classics Original Tove Jansson was a master of brevity, unfolding worlds at a touch. Her art flourished in small settings, as can be seen in her bestselling novel The Summer Book and in her internationally celebrated cartoon strips and book…

  • The Day of the Owl

    The Day of the Owl
    av Leonardo Sciascia

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170618

    A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds h…

  • Ivory Pearl

    Ivory Pearl
    av Jean-Patrick Manchette

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681372105

    Set in Cuba's Sierra Maestra in the 1950s, in the days leading up to the Revolution--Manchette's unfinished masterpiece with a fearless female protagonist. Out of the wreckage of World War II swaggers Ivory Pearl, so named (rhymes with girl) by some…

  • The Little Bookroom

    The Little Bookroom
    av Eleanor Farjeon

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170489

    Collects twenty-seven of Eleanor Farjeon's stories, which include kings, princesses, servants, a mysterious flower, orphans, enchanted woods, an organ-grinder, giants, a little dressmaker, fairies, and a kindly farmer.

  • The Green Man

    The Green Man
    av Kingsley Amis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590176160

    Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, "I honestly can't see why everybody who isn't a child, everybody who's theoretically old enough to have understood what death means, doesn't spend all his time thinking ab…

  • Family and Borghesia

    Family and Borghesia
    av Natalia Ginzburg

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375083

    Two novellas about friendship, romance, and family by one of the finest Italian writers of the twentieth century. Carmine, an architect, and Ida, a translator, lived together once, long ago, and even had a child, but the child died, and their relati…

  • The Little Water Sprite

    The Little Water Sprite
    av Otfried Preussler

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590179338

    One spring day, the little Water Sprite is born in a house of reeds at the bottom of a mill pond. Duckweed soup, pickled water fleas, and other dainties are served to celebrate. The little Water Sprite grows up quickly, and soon he is bored of gazin…

  • The Old Devils

    The Old Devils
    av Kingsley Amis

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590175767

    Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis's The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years--when "all of a sudden the evening starts st…

  • Blindness

    av Henry Green

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681370668

    Henry Green's first novel, and the book that began his career as a master of British modernism Blindness--Henry Green's first novel, begun while he was still at Eton and finished before he left university--is the story of John Haye, a young student…