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  • Slow Homecoming

    Slow Homecoming
    av Peter Handke

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • The Long Ships

    The Long Ships
    av Frans G. Bengtsson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590173466

    A beloved Viking saga and masterpiece of historical fiction, The Long Ships is a high spirited adventure that stretches from Scandinavia to Spain, England, Ireland, and beyond. Frans Gunnar Bengtsson's The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world…

  • 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…

  • Walkabout

    Walkabout
    av James Vance Marshall

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590174906

    A plane crashes in the vast Northern Territory of Australia, and the only survivors are two children from Charleston, South Carolina, on their way to visit their uncle in Adelaide. Mary and her younger brother, Peter, set out on foot, lost in the va…

  • Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

    Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
    av Artemis Cooper

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590177808

    Patrick Leigh Fermor's enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curio…

  • The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays of D.H. Lawrence

    The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays of D.H. Lawrence
    av D. H. Lawrence

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681373638

    You could describe D.H. Lawrence as the great multi-instrumentalist among the great writers of the twentieth century. He was a brilliant, endlessly controversial novelist who transformed, for better and for worse, the way we write about sex and emot…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Augustus

    Augustus
    av John Williams

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590178218

    By the author of Stoner, the surprise international bestseller. After the brutal murder of his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power of Rome. He is destined, despit…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tarka the Otter

    Tarka the Otter
    av Henry Williamson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681374246

    A classic of nature writing beloved by Rachel Carson, Ted Hughes, and Thomas Hardy. Tarka the Otter is one of the defining masterpieces of modern nature writing, a model for books like J. A. Baker's The Peregrine that seek to transcend the boundarie…

  • 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…

  • A House and Its Head

    A House and Its Head
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322646

    A radical thinker, one of the rare modern heretics, said Mary McCarthy of Ivy Compton-Burnett, in whose austere, savage, and bitingly funny novels anything can happen and no one will ever escape. The long, endlessly surprising conversational duels a…

  • Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby

    Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby
    av Geoffrey Wolff

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170663

    Includes an afterword by the author Harry Crosby was the godson of J. P. Morgan and a friend of Ernest Hemingway. Living in Paris in the twenties and directing the Black Sun Press, which published James Joyce among others, Crosby was at the center o…

  • 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.

  • Manservant and Maidservant

    Manservant and Maidservant
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322639

    At once the strangest and most marvelous of Ivy Compton-Burnett's fictions, Manservant and Maidservant has for its subject the domestic life of Horace Lamb, sadist, skinflint, and tyrant. But it is when Horace undergoes an altogether unforeseeable c…

  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad
    av Vasily Grossman

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681373270

    The prequel to Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate, the War and Peace of the 20th Century, now in English for the first time. In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini meet in Salzburg where they agree on a renewed assault on the Soviet Union. Launched in th…

  • 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…

  • Flaubert and Madame Bovary: A Double Portrait

    Flaubert and Madame Bovary: A Double Portrait
    av Francis Steegmuller

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171165

  • Witch Grass

    Witch Grass
    av Raymond Queneau

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170311

    Seated in a Paris caf , a man glimpses another man, a shadowy figure hurrying for the train: Who is he? he wonders, How does he live? And instantly the shadow comes to life, precipitating a series of comic run-ins among a range of disreputable and h…

  • The Haunted Looking Glass

    The Haunted Looking Glass
    av Edward Gorey

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322684

    The Haunted Looking Glass is the late Edward Gorey's selection of his favorite tales of ghosts, ghouls, and grisly goings-on. It includes stories by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, M. R. James, W. W. Jacobs, and L. P. Hartley, among other masters o…

  • A Journey Round My Skull

    A Journey Round My Skull
    av Frigyes Karinthy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590172582

    The distinguished Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy was sitting in a Budapest caf , wondering whether to write a long-planned monograph on modern man or a new play, when he was disturbed by the roaring--so loud as to drown out all other noises--of a…

  • 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…

  • 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 Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse

    The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170380

  • 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…

  • Havoc

    Havoc
    av Tom Kristensen

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681372075

    A longtime cult-classic in Denmark, this novel about dissolution and despair has been out of print in the US for over eighty years until now. Ole Jastrau is the very model of an enterprising and ambitious young man of letters, poised on the brink of…

  • Katalin Street

    Katalin Street
    av Magda Szabo

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681371528

    WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE From the author of The Door, selected as one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2015, this is a heartwrenching tale about a group of friends and lovers torn apart by the German occupation of Budapest duri…

  • The Moon and the Bonfires

    The Moon and the Bonfires
    av Cesare Pavese

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590170212

    Winner of the 2003 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL The nameless narrator of The Moon and the Bonfires, Cesare Pavese's last and greatest novel, returns to Italy from California after the Second World War…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Alteration

    The Alteration
    av Kingsley Amis

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590176177

    In Kingsley Amis's virtuoso foray into virtual history it is 1976 but the modern world is a medieval relic, frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century. Stephen the Third, the…

  • In Love

    In Love
    av Alfred Hayes

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590176665

    New York in the 1950s. A man on a barstool is telling a story about a woman he met in a bar, early married and soon divorced, her child farmed out to her parents, good-looking, if a little past her prime. They'd gone out, they'd grown close, but as…

  • A Month in the Country

    A Month in the Country
    av J. L. Carr

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322479

    A short, spellbinding novel about a WWI veteran finding a way to re-enter--and fully embrace--normal life while spending the summer in an idyllic English village. In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War a…

  • To Each His Own

    To Each His Own
    av Leonardo Sciascia

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322523

    This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die. But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead.The police investigation is inconclusive. Ho…

  • Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

    Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
    av Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590171660

    Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts, Patrick Leigh Fermor writes about walking from Hungary to the Balkans. The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933--to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allo…

  • Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

    Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
    av Barbara Comyns

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781590178966

    "I told Helen my story and she went home and cried." So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns's beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. Sophia is twenty-one and na ve when she marr…

  • 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. One of the first things ninety-two-year-old Marian Leatherby overhears when she is given an ornate hearing trumpet is…

  • 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 Scientist as Rebel: Revised Edition

    The Scientist as Rebel: Revised Edition
    av Freeman Dyson

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781681375052

  • 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-…