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1 REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

1 REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

Author: PROUST, MARCEL
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Here are the first two volumes of Proust's monumental achievement, Swann's Way and Within a Budding Grove. The famous overture to Swann's Way sets down the grand themes that govern In Search of Lost Time as the narrator recalls his childhood in Paris and Combray, exquisite memories, long since passed--his mother's good-night kiss, the water lilies on the Vivonne, his love for Swann's daughter Gilberte--spring vividly into being. In Within a Budding Grove--which won the Prix Goncourt in 1919, bringing the author instant fame--the narrator turns from his childhood recollections and begins to explore the memories of his adolescence. As his affections for Gilberte grow dim, the narrator discovers a new object of attention in the bright-eyed Albertine. Their encounters unfold by the shores of Balbec. One of the great works of Western literature, now in the new definitive French Pleiade edition translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin.

100 POETS: A LITTLE ANTHOLOGY

Author: CAREY, JOHN
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120 DAYS OF SODOM

120 DAYS OF SODOM

Author: SADE, MARQUIS DE
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A new translation of Sade's most notorious, shocking, and influential novel. Winner of the 2017 Scott Moncrieff Prize

This distressing but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

13 & 1/2 LIVES CAPT BLUEBEAR

13 & 1/2 LIVES CAPT BLUEBEAR

Author: MOERS, WALTER
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A bluebear has twenty-seven lives. I shall recount thirteen and a half of them in this book but keep quiet about the rest, says the narrator of Walter Moers's epic adventure. What about the Minipirates? What about the Hobgoblins, the Spiderwitch, the Babbling Billows, the Troglotroll, the Mountain Maggot...Mine is a tale of mortal danger and eternal love, of hair's breadth, last-minute escapes. Welcome to the fantastic world of Zamonia, populated by all manner of extraordinary characters. It's a land of imaginative lunacy and supreme adventure, wicked satire and epic fantasy, all mixed together, turned on its head, and lavishly illustrated by the author.
18TH CENTURY GERMAN PROSE

18TH CENTURY GERMAN PROSE

Author: HEINSE E
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Foreword by Dennis F. Mahoney

The German Library is a new series of the major works of German literature and thought from medieval times to the present. The volumes have forwards by internationally known writers and introductions by prominent scholars. Excerpts six texts (by La Roche, Forster, Wieland, Moritz, Heinse, and Braker) that show a cross-section of forms and themes that are representative as well as special examples of 18th-century German prose.

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19 WAYS OF LOOKING AT WANG WEI

Author: WEINBERGER, ELIOT
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Nineteen different translations of a single poem with comments on each version by Eliot Weinberger and introduction contributed by Octavio Paz.
1984

1984

Author: ORWELL, GEORGE
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1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. "1984" is still the great modern classic "negative Utopia" - a startling original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny this novel's power, its hold on the imagination of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions - a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
2 REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST 2

2 REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST 2

Author: PROUST, MARCEL
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Translation of: A la recherche du temps perdu.
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Author: CLARKE, ARTHUR C.
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The classic science fiction novel that captures and expands on the vision of Stanley Kubrick's immortal film--and changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves.

From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe--and the universe's reaction to humanity--is a hallmark achievement in storytelling that follows the crew of the spacecraft Discovery as they embark on a mission to Saturn. Their vessel is controlled by HAL 9000, an artificially intelligent supercomputer capable of the highest level of cognitive functioning that rivals--and perhaps threatens--the human mind.

Grappling with space exploration, the perils of technology, and the limits of human power, 2001: A Space Odyssey continues to be an enduring classic of cinematic scope.

2084: THE END OF THE WORLD

2084: THE END OF THE WORLD

Author: SANSAL, BOUALEM
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A "sharply satirical" novel about an oppressive religious dictatorship and one man's discovery of an underground resistance (Library Journal).

2015 Winner of the Le Grand Prix du Roman de l'Académie française

A tribute to George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 and a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds, Boualem Sansal's 2084 tells the story of a near future in which religious extremists have established a caliphate that forbids autonomous thought. In the year 2084, in the kingdom of Abistan--named after the prophet Abi, earthly messenger of the god Yölah--citizens submit to a single god, demonstrating their devotion by kneeling in prayer nine times a day. Remembering the past is forbidden, and an omnipresent surveillance system instantly informs the authorities of every deviant act, thought, or idea.
The kingdom is blessed and its citizens are happy, filled with purpose and piety. Those who are not--the heretics--are put to death by stoning or beheading in city squares. But Ati has met people who think differently: In ghettos and caves, hidden from the authorities, exist the last living heretics and free-thinkers of Abistan. Under their influence, Ati begins to doubt. He begins to think. Now, he will have to defend his thoughts with his life.
2084 is "a rare, powerful book, at the intersection of fable and lampoon, of satire and science fiction," a cry of freedom, a gripping novel of ideas, and an indictment of the kind of closed-minded fundamentalism that threatens our democracies and the ideals on which they are founded (Lire).

"Alison Anderson's deft and intelligent translation [conveys] Sansal's abhorrence of a system that controls people's minds, while explaining that the religion was not originally evil but has been corrupted. A moving and cautionary story."--The Times Literary Supplement

"A powerful novel that celebrates resistance."--The Guardian