Archive for September, 2013

Mexican Manifesto

Added on September 21, 2013

Mexican Manifesto Roberto Bolano New Yorker Magazine, New York, April 22, 2013 This story is the most recent of Bolano’s posthumously discovered works to be translated into English. It is a strange tale of a couple who frequent the bathhouses of Mexico City. The narrator of Mexican Manifesto, along with his female companion, prefer one [...]

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Anil’s Ghost

Added on September 11, 2013

Anil’s Ghost Michael Ondaatje Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2000 This is a signed first U.S. edition of Anil’s Ghost in fine/fine condition. The true first edition is the Canadian McClelland and Stewart first printing. In this novel, Anil Tissera, studying forensic anthropology in the States, returns to Sri Lanka to work for the U.N. [...]

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Travels With My Aunt

Added on September 4, 2013

Travels With My Aunt Graham Greene Bodley Head, Canada, 1969 This Canadian edition was put out simultaneously with the British edition and was actually manufactured in England. The dust jacket is identical. However, while unsigned British first editions top out at about $280, these Canadian editions can be found in quite good condition for less [...]

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The Cave

Added on September 1, 2013

The Cave Jose Saramago Harcourt, U.S. 2002 The Cave is an excellent example of Saramago’s allegorical and magical style. It is based on the parable of the cave from Plato’s Republic, about a group of men chained for life facing the inside wall of a cave. Nobel laureate Saramago died in June 2010. According to Wikipedia, in [...]

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