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How to Be Alone
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From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a collection of essays that reveal him to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics

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Otto romanzi brevi in cui Wallace gioca felicemente fra le macerie della realtà, aprendo nuove vie, nella scelta sia del tema come della forma più originale e sorprendente. Personaggi descritti nelle …
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again:  Essays and Arguments
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Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin - he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills - meet one summer and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is a…
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Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present
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The Broom of the System
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Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, fierce…
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Point Omega
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Don DeLillo looks into the mind and heart of a "defense intellectual," one of the men involved in the management of the country's war machine.

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Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A. M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll fin…

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The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"—not to mention an official Genius—a trade paperback original and his first nonfiction collection ever.

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The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time—an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death,…
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Rosa tiene apenas doce años cuando su prima mayor se queda huérfana y se ve obligada a compartir habitación con ella. Tras la precipitada mudanza, la protagonista no tarda en comprobar que su prima re…
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Cuerpos malditos
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K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher
A comprehensive collection of the writings of Mark Fisher (1968-2017), whose work defined critical writing for a generation.

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As powerful now as when first published in 1983, Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s third novel established her as one of her generation’s most assured writers. In this long-awaited reissue, readers can again wa…
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
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In his startling and singular new short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence. Venturing inside minds and landscapes…
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The first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace

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Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art
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First Love and Other Stories
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This collection brings together six of Turgenev's best-known `long' short stories, in which he turns his skills of psychological observation and black comedy to subjects as diverse as the tyranny of s…
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The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us
In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of…
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A practical, armchair travel guide that explores eighty of the most iconic literary locations from all over the globe that you can actually visit.
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