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    Mirror Gazing
    ( Paperback )

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    Mirror Gazing is a book about reading and looking, about what people seek when they read, and about what stares back at them from the printed page. It is an archival project, based on a wealth of material collected daily by celebrated critic Warren F. Motte over thirty-five years and squirreled away for some eventual winter. It is also a love letter, a confession, a tale of deep obsession, and a cry for help addressed to anyone who takes literature seriously.


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    Making Figures
    ( Paperback )

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    As a species and as a culture, we recognize ourselves by our capacity for possession, so that personhood is made equivalent to ownership. If, however, the way in which we imagine objects predisposes our behavior toward them, art can encourage us to reorient how we comport ourselves in a world that is not meant to be owned, that is not even meant for us. To frustrate the desolation of avarice, we must enrich our view of things, and Making FIgures takes us through the writing of Virginia Woolf, both her fiction and nonfiction, in the service of this imperative.


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    Four Cold Chapters on the Possibility of Literature
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    What can be said about the silence that precedes a poem or story? What myths have been invented to explain the transition from “nothing” to work of art? And when did the “account of composition” turn into a literary genre of its own? These questions are at the heart of Pablo M. Ruiz’s excursion into the center(s) of literary creativity.


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    Tests of Time
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    $16.95 $13.60

    In Tests of Time, William H. Gass shares his thoughts about writing, reading, culture, history, politics, and public opinion, providing essays on classic writers and contemporaries, literary “lists” and their use, the extent and cost of political influences on writers, and the First Amendment. The University of Chicago Press originally published this title; this is the first edition from Dalkey Archive Press.


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    The World Within the Word
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    $16.95 $13.60

    The World Within the Word is a landmark collection discussing Valéry, Henry Miller, Sartre, Freud, Faulkner, suicide, “art and order,” and the transformation of language into poetry and fiction. Revelatory and gorgeous, at turns humorous and devastating, the collection was first published by Knopf in 1978 and stands among Gass’s best and most provocative books.


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    Balthus
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    This is the first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time: the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola, whose brilliant, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art.


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    Barbara Wright: Translation as Art
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    $40.00 $32.00

    This wonderful collection of texts by and about Barbara Wright—“the most brilliant, conscientious and original translator of 20th century French literature”—begins the work of properly commemorating a figure toward whom all of English letters owes an unpayable debt.


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    Yellow Back Radio Broke Down by Ishmael Reed
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  • Sale! Words for a deaf daughter by Paul West

    Words for a Deaf Daughter and Gala: A Fictional Sequel
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $12.95 $10.36

    This volume brings together two of Paul West's best books: his critically acclaimed Words for a Deaf Daughter (1970), a nonfiction account of West's deaf and brain-damaged daughter Mandy at age eight, and Gala (1976), a novel about a writer named…


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    With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows
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    $25.00 $20.00

    Kalniete’s book is a moving and eloquent testimony to her family and to the Latvian nation—to their shared fate during more than fifty years of occupation. It is an indictment of the inhuman repression of both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Above…