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Local Anaesthetic
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Starusch, a 40-year-old teacher of German and history, undergoes protracted dental treatment in an office where TV is used to distract the patients. Under local anesthesia, the patient projects onto t…
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Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junky, his first novel. It is a candid eye-witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an unvarnished f…
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Selbs Mord (Selb, #3)
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»I’ll see you in twenty-five years.« Laura Palmer.

»Also, ich musste wieder auf ein paar Tage nach Zürich. Es war ganz schrecklich. Aus Nervosität darüber hatte ich mich das gesamte verlängerte Wochene…
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"In this lightly absurdist comedy, fraternal twin brothers find their lives upended by a narcissistic writer and exacerbated by their unresolved rivalry... A humorous and entertaining character study …
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Berlin Alexanderplatz
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Cat and Mouse
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An alternate cover for this isbn can be found here.

To compensate for his unusually large Adam’s apple—source of both discomfort and distress—fourteen year old Joachim Mahlke turns himself into athlete…
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Das Verschwinden einer Familie lockt die verborgenen Sehnsüchte und Ängste ihrer Nachbarn hervor.

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Cold Comfort Farm
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Winner of the 1933 Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, COLD COMFORT FARM is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country r…
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Bullenpeitsche (Chas Riley, #5)
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Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
Cast shadows have been exploited in art to enhance the impression of the surrounding light as well as that of the solidity of the casting objects. They can contribute to the mood of the scene, and can…
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Doctor Faustus
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Thomas Mann's last great novel, first published in 1947 and now rendered into English by acclaimed translator John E. Woods, is a modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which Germany sells its soul …
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Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction
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The Human Zoo: A Zoologist's Study of the Urban Animal
This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the st…
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Arnold Schoenberg
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· 74 Ratings
In this lucid, revealing book, award-winning pianist and scholar Charles Rosen sheds light on the elusive music of Arnold Schoenberg and his challenge to conventional musical forms. Rosen argues that …
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· 533 Ratings
Luminous essays on translation and self-translation by an award-winning writer and literary translator

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Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction
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Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
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Die Bienen und das Unsichtbare
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· 102 Ratings
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Sjöelefanten i Bukarest
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· 19 Ratings
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Mon Chéri und unsere demolierten Seelen
»Mit zwölf Jahren wurde mir schlagartig klar, dass ich nie durch Anmut überzeugen würde.« Charly Benz.

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Japan: The Cookbook
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More than 400 authentic Japanese recipes for the home cook from bestselling author Nancy Singleton Hachisu Japan, The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Single…
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India, The Cookbook
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· 350 Ratings
India: The Cookbook is the first comprehensive guide to Indian cooking, with over 1,000 recipes covering every aspect of India's rich and colourful culinary heritage. Unlike many other Indian cookbook…
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China: The Cookbook
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· 87 Ratings
The definitive cookbook bible of the world’s most popular and oldest cuisine

"China The Cookbook is a magnificent insight into the history of Chinese cuisine. I will treasure it in my collection and it…
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Das flüssige Land
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· 498 Ratings
»Unheimlich, spannend, aberwitzig und kaum zu fassen – einfach fantastische Literatur«
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Ein Ort, der nicht gefunden werden will. Eine österreichische Gräfin…
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What Am I Doing Here?
3.96 avg. rating
· 1684 Ratings
In this collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, Chatwin takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to Ind…
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· 2278 Ratings
Utz collects Meissen porcelain with a passion. His collection, which he has protected and enlarged through both World War II and Czechoslovakia's years of Stalinism, numbers more than 1,000 pieces, al…
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La bella estate
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· 2942 Ratings
"A quei tempi era sempre festa. Bastava uscire di casa e attraversare la strada, per diventare come matte, e tutto era bello, specialmente di notte, che tornando stanche morte speravano ancora che suc…
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The Walk
3.93 avg. rating
· 372 Ratings
Walser's alternative, preferred version of his most famous tale.

A pseudo-biographical "stroll" through town and countryside rife with philosophic musings, The Walk has been hailed as the masterpiece …
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