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  • Stoner

    Stoner

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171998

    William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, so different from t…

  • 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…

  • Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction

    Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction
    av Brian Dillon

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681372822

    A compelling ode to the essay form and the great essaysists themselves, from Montaigne to Woolf to Sontag. Essayism is a book about essays and essayists, a study of melancholy and depression, a love letter to belle-lettrists, and an account of the i…

  • Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill

    Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill
    av Otfried Preussler

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590177785

    New Year's has passed. Twelfth Night is almost here. Krabat, a fourteen-year-old beggar boy dressed up as one of the Three Kings, is traveling from village to village singing carols. One night he has a strange dream in which he is summoned by a fara…

  • Beware of Pity

    Beware of Pity
    av Stefan Zweig

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172001

    Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: I had never heard of Zweig...when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of st…

  • Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy

    Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy
    av Olivia Manning

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173312

    The Balkan Trilogy is the story of a marriage and of a war, a vast, teeming, and complex masterpiece in which Olivia Manning brings the uncertainty and adventure of civilian existence under political and military siege to vibrant life. Manning's foc…

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place
    av Dorothy B. Hughes

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681371474

    A classic California noir with a feminist twist, this prescient 1947 novel exposed misogyny in post-World War II American society, making it far ahead of its time. Los Angeles in the late 1940s is a city of promise and prosperity, but not for former…

  • Slow Homecoming

    Slow Homecoming

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173077

    Provocative, romantic, and restlessly exploratory, Peter Handke is one of the great writers of our time. Slow Homecoming, originally published in the late 1970s, is central to his achievement and to the powerful influence he has exercised on other w…

  • Augustus

    Augustus
    av John Williams

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590178218

    Winner of the 1973 National Book Award In Augustus, the third of his great novels, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical novel set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire, whose greatness was…

  • 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…

  • Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction

    Troubles: Winner of the 2010 "Lost Man Booker Prize" for Fiction
    av J. G. Farrell

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170182

    In a heart-rending story set in 1919 Ireland, the Majestic Hotel in Kilnalough marks its decline through its dwindling guest list and the World War I veteran who returns to his homeland to claim a family legacy. Reprint.

  • Season of Migration to the North

    Season of Migration to the North
    av Tayeb Salih

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173022

    After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home…

  • The Door

    The Door
    av Magda Szabo

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590177716

    One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2015 An NYRB Classics Original The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited,…

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz

    Berlin Alexanderplatz
    av Alfred Doblin

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681371993

    The inspiration for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's epic film and that The Guardian named one of the Top 100 Books of All Time, Berlin Alexanderplatz is considered one of the most important works of the Weimar Republic and twentieth century literature. B…

  • Lucky Jim

    Lucky Jim
    av Kingsley Amis

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590175750

    A hilarious satire about college life and high class manners, this is a classic of postwar English literature. Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquen…

  • A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

    A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube
    av Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171653

    This beloved account about an intrepid young Englishman on the first leg of his walk from London to Constantinople is simply one of the best works of travel literature ever written. At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the hear…

  • The Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years War
    av C. V. Wedgwood

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171462

    Europe in 1618 was divided between Protestants and Catholics, and Bourbon and Hapsburg - as well as empires, kingdoms, and countless independent states. After angry Protestants tossed three representatives of the Holy Roman Empire out the window of…

  • Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird

    Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror by Lovecraft, Chambers, Machen, Poe, and Other Masters of the Weird
    av H. P. Lovecraft, R. W. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590179437

    From the fictional land of Carcosa that inspired the HBO show True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft's accursed New England hills, this collection features some of the most legendary landscapes of the cosmic horror genre. The collection includes the foll…

  • All for Nothing

    All for Nothing
    av Walter Kempowski

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681372051

    A wealthy family tries--and fails--to seal themselves off from the chaos of post-World War II life surrounding them in this stunning novel by one of Germany's most important post-war writers. In East Prussia, January 1945, the German forces are in r…

  • Don't Look Now: Selected Stories of Daphne Du Maurier

    Don't Look Now: Selected Stories of Daphne Du Maurier
    av Daphne du Maurier

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172889

    Classic horror stories by one of masters of the form. Full of bone-chilling tales, this collection includes The Birds, the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same title, and other creepy classics. Daphne du Maurier wrote some of the most com…

  • Loving

    Loving
    av Henry Green

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681370149

    Loving is set in the vast hereditary house of the Tennants, an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family, but the story mainly involves their servants. The war has led to a scarcity of experienced staff, and when Eldon the butler dies, Raunce the head footman…

  • 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 Go-Between

    The Go-Between
    av L. P. Hartley

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322998

    "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." Summering with a fellow schoolboy on a great English estate, Leo, the hero of L. P. Hartley's finest novel, encounters a world of unimagined luxury. But when his friend's beautiful o…

  • Peach Blossom Paradise

    Peach Blossom Paradise
    av Ge Fei

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681374703

    An enthralling story of revolution, idealism, and a savage struggle for utopia by one of China's greatest living novelists. In 1898 reformist intellectuals in China persuaded the young emperor that it was time to transform his sclerotic empire into…

  • The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

    The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy
    av Michael McCarthy

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681372426

    Now available in paperback, The Moth Snowstorm is a one-of-a-kind environmental work that combines memoir, anecodotes, and hard facts to make a case for preserving an ever-dwindling natural world. The moth snowstorm, a phenomenon Michael McCarthy re…

  • The Hearing Trumpet

    The Hearing Trumpet
    av Leonora Carrington

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681374642

    An old woman enters into a fantastical world of dreams and nightmares in this surrealist classic admired by Bj rk and Luis Bu uel. Leonora Carrington, painter, playwright, and novelist, was a surrealist trickster par excellence, and The Hearing Trum…

  • Life and Fate

    Life and Fate
    av Vasily Grossman

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172018

    A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that do…

  • Conundrum

    Conundrum
    av Jan Morris

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171899

    The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian…

  • The Alteration

    The Alteration
    av Kingsley Amis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590176177

    Set in a world in which the Reformation failed, this award-winning science fiction tale is "one of the best . . . alternate-worlds novels in existence" (Philip K. Dick) In Kingsley Amis's virtuoso foray into virtual history it is 1976, but the mode…

  • Live; Live; Live

    Live; Live; Live
    av Jonathan Buckley

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375472

    A story of remembrance, desire, and the occult by one of Britain's finest contemporary novelists. The lapping of the waves was a lesson in mortality. Sometimes the corrective would work, and his turmoil would recede. The sound secured him, as the co…

  • The World of Odysseus

    The World of Odysseus
    av M. I. Finley

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170175

    The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrate…

  • The Chrysalids

    The Chrysalids
    av John Wyndham

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172926

    The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, who exist in a state of constant alert for any deviation from w…

  • The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories

    The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories
    av Tayeb Salih

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173428

    "The Wedding of Zein" unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih's tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set. Here, however, the story that emerges through the overlapping, sometimes contradictory voices of the…

  • Love in a Fallen City

    Love in a Fallen City
    av Eileen Chang

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171783

    Masterful short works about passion, family, and human relationships by one of the greatest writers of 20th century China. A New York Review Books Original " A] giant of modern Chinese literature" -The New York Times With language as sharp as a knif…

  • The Education of a Gardener

    The Education of a Gardener
    av Russell Page

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172315

    Russell Page, one of the legendary gardeners and landscapers of the twentieth century, designed gardens great and small for clients throughout the world. His memoirs, born of a lifetime of sketching, designing, and working on site, are a mixture of…

  • The Summer Book

    The Summer Book
    av Tove Jansson

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172681

    Like the clear, brilliantly blue sky that hangs over the small island on which it's set, "The Summer Book" is intense, fleeting, and perfect. Tove Jansson's slender novel is a season told in episodes in the lives a six-year-old girl, awakening to ex…

  • Say Something Back & Time Lived, Without Its Flow

    Say Something Back & Time Lived, Without Its Flow
    av Denise Riley

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681373997

    A moving meditation on grief and motherhood by one of Britain's most celebrated poets. The British poet Denise Riley is one of the finest and most individual writers at work in English today. With her striking musical gifts, she is as happy in trad…

  • NADA

    NADA
    av Jean-Patrick Manchette

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681373171

    This tour de force political thriller, told in Manchette's signature noir style, follows a group of far left extremists in the throes of post-1968 disillusionment. The thrill of 1968 is long over, and the heavy fog of the 1970s has settled in. In P…

  • The Dud Avocado

    The Dud Avocado
    av Elaine Dundy

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172322

    A smart, funny classic about a young and beautiful American woman who moves to Paris determined to live life to the fullest. The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the…

  • Stoner: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Stoner: 50th Anniversary Edition
    av John Williams

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681374574

    Discover an American masterpiece. This unassuming story about the life of a quiet English professor has earned the admiration of readers all over the globe. The critic Morris Dickstein has said that John Williams's Stoner is something much rarer tha…

  • 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…

  • A High Wind in Jamaica

    A High Wind in Jamaica
    av Richard Hughes

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322158

    Presents the story of children sent to England after a hurricane destroys their parents' Jamaican estate; after a pirate attack, the children are accidentally placed on a pirate vessel, and they adjust to life on the pirate ship.

  • The Netanyahus

    The Netanyahus
    av Joshua Cohen

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681376073

    A job interview goes awry for the exiled patriarch of Israel's First Family in this riotous novel from one of contemporary fiction's most brilliant and audacious writers. Corbin College, not-quite-upstate New York, winter 1959-1960: Ruben Blum, a Je…

  • The n'Gustro Affair

    The n'Gustro Affair
    av Jean-Patrick Manchette

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375120

    The debut novel of a pioneering author of French crime thrillers. Mean, arrogant, na ve, sadistic on occasion, the young Henri Butron records his life story on tape just before death catches up with him. A death passed off as a suicide by his killer…

  • The Scientist as Rebel: Revised Edition

    The Scientist as Rebel: Revised Edition
    av Freeman Dyson

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375052

  • The Flanders Road

    The Flanders Road

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375953

    By the winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Literature, a riveting, stylistically audacious modernist epic about the French cavalry's bloody face-off against German Panzer tanks during WWII. On a sunny day in May of 1940, the French army sent out the c…

  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    av Vasily Grossman

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681373270

    Now in English for the first time, the prequel to Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate, the War and Peace of the twentieth Century. In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini meet in Salzburg where they agree on a renewed assault on the Soviet Union. Launched…

  • The Box of Delights

    The Box of Delights
    av John Masefield

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172513

    Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay Harker boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters. Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-…

  • Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

    Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
    av Elizabeth Taylor

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375649

    A blackly humorous story of loneliness, deception, and life in old age by one of the most accomplished novelists of the twentieth century. On a rainy Sunday afternoon in January the recently widowed Mrs. Palfrey moves to the Claremont Hotel in South…

  • The Patrick Leigh Fermor Boxed Set

    The Patrick Leigh Fermor Boxed Set
    av Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jan Morris

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590179321

    This boxed set brings together Patrick Leigh Fermor's three most beloved books A Time for Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and The Broken Road, which together comprise Leigh Fermor's account of his legendary, youthful trek across pre-WWII Eur…