Archive for August, 2013

In the Heart of the Country

Added on August 24, 2013

In the Heart of the Country J.M. Coetzee Ravan Press, South Africa, 1978 This South African novel, about the complex relationship between the colonizers and the colonized, reads like a fevered dream. Is it real, or are these the mad hallucinations of our isolated and lonely protagonist? This paperback original is the stated first South [...]

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Added on August 13, 2013

Ignorance Milan Kundera Harper Collins, New York, 2002 Milan Kundera has written nine novels and numerous essay, plays, dramatic works and poetry collections. He has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature and has won many international awards for his work. His most famous novel is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Kundera’s [...]

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Added on August 10, 2013

The Handmaids Tale Margaret Atwood Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1986 The true first edition of this dystopian speculative fiction classic is the Canadian McClelland and Stewart first printing which came out one year before this U.S. first edition. This signed Houghton Mifflin publication is in fine/near fine condition. The book is in perfect, unread condition. [...]

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The Old Man and the Sea

Added on August 1, 2013

The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway Scribner’s, U.S.A. 1952 The Old Man and the Sea came out two years after Across the River and Into the Trees, Hemingway’s most negatively reviewed novel. It seems the reviewers were still on a negative slant when The Old Man and the Sea was published. Many of [...]

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