Here's a list of books we've had on our shelves for 7 or more years without selling. We do, in fact, keep some books around simply because we cannot bring ourselves to return them. There are some gems on this list - you should give them a home!
A writer’s nightmare: his degrading day job as a lonely hearts advice columnist is only the beginning
Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons.
'Ambiguities indeed! One long brain-muddling, soul-bewildering ambiguity (to borrow Mr.
Tom, a foundling, is discovered one evening by the benevolent Squire Allworthy and his sister Bridget and brought up as a son in their household; when his sexual escapades and general misbehavior lead them to banish him, he sets out in search of both his fortune and his true identity.
“An enduring testament and prophecy.” –Chicago Sun-Times
A Penguin Classic
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. New Directions is excited to reissue the Gardner classics, beginning with October Light, a complex relationship rendered in a down-to-earth narrative.
Two of D. H. Lawrence's most renowned novels - now with new packages and new introductions
Kafka published two collections of short stories in his lifetime, A Country Doctor: Little Tales (1919) and A Hunger Artist: Four Stories (1924). Both collections are included in their entirety in this edition, which also contains other uncollected stories and a selection of posthumously published works that have become part of the Kafka canon.
A new edition of the definitive book on the depression-era immigrant experience in New York City.
Samuel Beckett’s first novel and “literary landmark” (St. Petersburg Times), Dream of Fair to Middling Women is a wonderfully savory introduction to the Nobel Prize–winning author.
"Wildly inventive" —Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve
A magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare’s love life, following young Will’s maturation into sex and writing. A playful romp, it is at the same time a serious look at the forces that midwife art, the effects of time and place, and the ordinariness that is found side by side with the extraordinariness of genius.
The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as the freest spirit tht has yet existed, wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille.