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  • Sale! mirror_gazing

    Mirror Gazing
    ( Paperback )

    $35.00 $27.96

    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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    Four Cold Chapters on the Possibility of Literature
    ( Paperback )

    $35.00 $27.96

    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.


  • Sale! 978-1-62897-038-8_gassTime

    Tests of Time
    ( Paperback )

    $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.


  • Sale! 978-1-62897-039-5_gassWord

    The World Within the Word
    ( Paperback )

    $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.


  • Sale! balthus

    Balthus
    ( Paperback )

    $24.95 $19.96

    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.


  • Sale! More Than You Know

    More Than You Know
    ( Paperback )

    $15.95 $12.40

    Alice Clark has been trying to avoid an acute state of “not-knowing” about what's happened and what's happening. Whatever happened has much to do with why three of her friends died early and badly and she did not. Alice is a mess, and her story is a mess, too: digressive, disheveled, and wild.


  • Sale! 15647100274000L

    Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $11.95 $9.56

    “Folks. This here is the story of the Loop Garoo Kid. A cowboy so bad he made a working posse of spells phone in sick. A bullwhacker so unfeeling he left the print of winged mice on hides of crawling women. A desperado so onery he made the Pope cry…


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    Ya! And John-Juan
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $13.95 $11.16

    Well-respected throughout his career, Douglas Woolf created some of the most startlingly original works of the twentieth century. The two novels collected here create a dreamlike vision of America where helplessness prevails and the actions of the…


  • 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…


  • Sale! 15647100283710L

    Witz
    ( Paperback / softback )

    $18.95 $15.16

    On Christmas Eve 1999, all the Jews in the world die in a strange, millennial plague, with the exception of the firstborn males, who are soon adopted by a cabal of powerful people in the American government.