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According to Queeney
Beryl Bainbridge.
PR6052.A3195 A64 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Samuel Johnson, the literary giant of mid-eighteenth century London, becomes part of the chaotic household of wealthy brewer Henry Thrale.
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Agnes Grey
Brontë, Anne, 1820-1849.
PR4162 .A54 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Anne Bronte's 'Agnes Grey' tells the story of a young woman forced by circumstances to take on the role of governess in an aristocratic Victorian household, and how this stressful and at times humiliating role shapes her youthful character. The book is seen by many as a barely-disguised critique of Victorian morality, especially that society's hypocritical stance on women's enforced domesticity, marriage and the bringing up of children. --Publisher.
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Alias Grace
Margaret Atwood.
PR9199.3.A8 A79 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stablehand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter?
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Allende : a novel
Fernando Alegría ; translated by Frank Janney.
PQ8097.A734 A7813 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Anything for Billy
Larry McMurtry.
PS3563.A319 A84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Becoming Madame Mao
Anchee Min.
PS3563.I4614 B43 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A biographical novel about the powerful wife of Mao Zedong.
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Bell jar
Plath, Sylvia.
PS3566.L27 B4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the crackup of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful -- but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time. Step by careful step, Sylvia Plath takes us with Esther through a painful month in New York as a contest-winning junior editor on a magazine, her increasingly strained relationships with her mother, and with the boy she dated in college, and eventually, devastatingly, into the madness itself.
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Bengal nights
Eliade, Mircea, 1907-
PC839.E38 M313 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A semi-autobiographical romance between a French engineer and the daughter of a Hindu family with which he stayed in India. A case of East meets West with all the joys and woes that such encounters bring. For her version of the story see her novel, It Does Not Die.
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Benjamin's crossing : a novel
Jay Parini.
PS3566.A65 B46 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized biography of Walter Benjamin, a 1930s Jewish German philosopher. The novel describes his theories on literature and mass culture, and his hard life in France, where he fled when the Nazis came to power. He had to flee again when the Germans invaded France, finishing his days in Spain. By the author of John Steinbeck.
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Black thunder
by Arna Bontemps ; with a new introduction by Arnold Rampersad.
PS3503.O474 B5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When a fellow slave is murdered, Gabriel Prosser decides to lead a revolt against the slaveowners of Richmond.
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Blood of my blood
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan, 1896-1953.
PS3535.A845 B48 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pulitzer-Prize winner Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's "lost" autobiographical first novel is a portrait of an emerging young artist nearly ruined both by egotism and being alternately pushed and spoiled by her mother.
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Blue flower
Penelope Fitzgerald.
PR6056.I86 B58 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized biography of the 18th Century German poet, Friedrich Leopold von Hardenberg, who wrote under the nom de plume, Novalis. The novel centers on his philosophy ("My conviction gains infinitely the moment another soul will believe in it.") and on his romance with Sophie von Kuhn, 12, who became his muse, but who died of tuberculosis before they could marry. By the author of The Gates of Angels.
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Bondwoman's narrative
Crafts, Hannah.
PS1449.C673 B66 2002b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When her master is betrothed to a woman who conceals a tragic secret, Hannah Crafts, a young slave on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, runs away in a bid for her freedom up North. Pursued by slave hunters, imprisoned by a mysterious and cruel captor, held by sympathetic strangers, and forced to serve a demanding new mistress, she finally makes her way to freedom in New Jersey. An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850's is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. A work recently uncovered by renowned scholar, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is a stirring, page-turning story of "passing" and the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom. When Professor Gates saw that modest listing in an auction catalogue for African American artifacts, he immediately knew he could be on the verge of a major discovery. After exhaustively researching the hand-written manuscript's authenticity, he found that his instincts were right. He had purchased a genuine autobiographical novel by a female slave who called herself- and her story's main character- Hannah Crafts. Presented here unaltered and under its author's original title, The Bondswoman's Narrative tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows her life is limited by the brutalities of her society, but never suspects that the freedom of her plantation's beautiful new mistress is also at risk ... or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee from slave hunters with another powerful, determined enemy at their heels. Together with Professor Gates's brilliant introduction- which includes the story of his search for the real Hannah Crafts, the biographical facts that laid the groundwork for her novel, and a fascinating look at other slave narratives of the time- The Bondwoman's Narrative offers a unique and unforgettable reading experience. In it, a voice that has never been heard rings out, and an undiscovered story at the heart of the American experience is finally told.
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Book of memories : a novel
Nádas, Péter, 1942-
PH3291.N297 E413 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel exploring human relations. Its hero is a Hungarian writer who lives through the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and has a homosexual affair with a German poet in East Berlin.
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Brontë
Glyn Hughes.
PR6058.U35 B76 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized account of the Bronte family, whose gift for imagination led to such classics as Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" and Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre." The novel also looks at why Branwell, only boy and the hope of the family, died a failure.
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Brother Jacob : a novel
by Henrik Stangerup ; translated from the Danish by Anne Born.
PT8176.29.T3 B7613 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Bucking the tiger : a novel
by Bruce Olds.
PS3565.L336 B84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of "Doc" Holliday, frontier dentist, gambler and gunfighter.
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Buffalo girls
Larry McMurtry.
PS3563.A319 B84 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Captive ; The fugitive
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
PQ2631.R63 P713 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The narrator recounts his complicated relationship with Albertine, the events that lead to their separation, and his retreat to Venice.
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Certificate
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-
PJ5129.S49 C47 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
It's 1922 and David Bendiger, an aspiring eighteen-and-a-half-year-old writer, arrives in Warsaw, penniless and homeless. His only contacts are Sonya, a young woman with whom he has had amorous dealings in the village they have left, and a Zionist functionary who informs him he has qualified for a certificate permitting him to emigrate to Palestine. But in order to make the journey David must enter into a fictitious marriage with a woman so eager to get to Palestine that she will pay all the expenses. While David waits for his certificate, he becomes involved not only with Sonya but with Edusha, the sexually avant-garde Communist Party member in whose apartment he finds a temporary haven; and with Minna, the well-to-do young woman who wants to join her fiance in Palestine and agrees to "marry" David. Grappling with romantic, political, and youthful turmoil, David also confronts his literary future and religious past when his older brother - a writer disillusioned by a recent sojourn in Russia - and his father, an Orthodox rabbi, both turn up in Warsaw. The Certificate was serialized in Yiddish in 1967, but may have been written much earlier. The translator, Leonard Wolf, in a postscript calls it "a very young man's book" and "certainly the most playful of Singer's long fictions", with its alternately comic and poignant shifts in plot. Young David's passions for women, philosophizing, Jewish religious speculation, and Walter Mitty-like fantasies make The Certificate a captivating novel in the great tradition of a master storyteller.
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City of discontent
Mark Harris ; foreword by Laurence Goldstein.
PS3515.A757 C5 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Claudius the god and his wife Messalina
by Robert Graves.
PR6013.R35 C6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Depicts the turbulent life of a Roman emperor, reconstructing the decadence of the Roman world.
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Coming through slaughter
Michael Ondaatje.
PR9199.3.O5 C65 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans barber, cornet player, and full-time editor of a gossip sheet, disappears for two years, and when he returns, he goes berserk and spends his final years in the East Louisiana state hospital.
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Confessions of Nat Turner
William Styron.
PS3569.T9 C6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Tells, in his own words, of a black man who awaits death in a Virginia jail cell. His name is Nat Turner and he is a slave, a preacher, and the leader of the only effective slave revolt in the history of that "peculiar institution." -- Jacket.
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Cup of gold : a life of Sir Henry Morgan, buccaneer, with occasional reference to history
John Steinbeck ; introduction by Susan F. Beegel.
PS3537.T3234 C8 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Dancing in the dark
Caryl Phillips.
PR9275.S263 P47285 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictional re-creation of the life and times of Bert Williams, the first black entertainer in the United States to achieve success, a man who dons blackface to become a headliner in the Ziegfeld Follies.
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Dark back of time
Marías, Javier.
PQ6663.A7218 N4413 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Javier Marias begins Dark Back of Time with the tale of the odd effects of publishing All Souls, his 1989 Oxford novel. All Souls is a book Marias swears to be fiction, but which its "characters" - the real-life professors and bookshop owners who have "recognized themselves" - fiercely maintain to be a roman a clef. They claim certain roles for their own - and for others: the narrator's mistress has been firmly identified as a certain don's wife. Marias marvels as a world that seemed nearly asleep is set into fretful motion by a world that never "existed."".

"Yet this backwash of All Souls only begins an odyssey into the nature of identity ("We do not know anyone entirely, not even ourselves") and of time. And it is time which Marias manipulates with the flair of Sterne: he weaves together autobiography (the brother who died as a child; the loss of his mother), a legendary kingdom, strange ghostly literary figures, a one-eyed pilot, a curse in Havana, a bullet lost in Mexico. An ironic puzzle, Dark Back of Time explores the powers of art and reality as well as of memories, which become only more mysterious the more Marias remembers."--BOOK JACKET.

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Daughter of earth : a novel
Smedley, Agnes, 1892-1950.
PS3537.M16 D3 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A precious, priceless book-from the foreword by Alice Walker "An entire society is limned in the pages of this book.... The power of "Daughter of Earth" lies in the erotic heat which informs every page of the book, erotic in the original Greek sense of life force."-Vivian Gornick, "The Village Voice" Suggested for course use in: U.S. literature working-class studies Agnes Smedley (1892 - 1950) also wrote five books about China, including "Portrait Of Chinese Women in Revolution" 0-912670-44-4 PB b?" 1-55861-075-8 HC (The Feminist Press).
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Dead leaves
Jacobs, Bárbara, 1947-
PQ7298.2.A33 H613 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Dead man in Deptford
Anthony Burgess.
PR6052.U638 D42 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novelization of the life of the 16th Century playwright, Christopher Marlowe, portraying him as a spy for Elizabeth I's government in its war with Catholics. Lots of color on Elizabethan London, the court, the intrigues, the theater, the slums. The author's last book before his death, it comes 30 years after his Nothing Like the Sun, a novel on Shakespeare.
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Death and life of Miguel de Cervantes : a novel
by Stephen Marlowe.
PS3563.A674 D43 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized biography of Spain's famous writer, the author of Don Quixote. The son of an impoverished noble, he becomes a soldier, is wounded in the Battle of Lepanto, later is captured by pirates and held for ransom. While in jail in Algiers he is inspired to become a writer. By the author of The Lighthouse at the End of the World.
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Death of Che Guevara : a novel
by Jay Cantor.
PS3553.A5475 D4 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this extraordinary first novel--large, powerful, many-faceted--Jay Cantor bring us into the life, the death, the world of Che Guevera.
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Don Quixote in exile
Furst, Peter, 1910-
PS3556.U765 D6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A Jew tries to find a country that will take him. He is Peter, a journalist in 1930s Germany who flees the Nazis. It is a long, hard and often sad road, but fortunately Peter has a sense of humor.
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End of a primitive
Himes, Chester B., 1909-
PS3515.I713 E53 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A once-acclaimed black novelist, now on the downward path, meets a white divorcee with a taste for black men. The result is sex, violence and death. The novel is the latest in Norton's Old School Books series, which are reprints of pulp fiction by black authors.
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Executioner's song
Norman Mailer.
PS3525.A4152 E89 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Farewell symphony : a novel
Edmund White.
PS3573.H463 F37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A writer looks back on a decade of homosexual affairs on both sides of the Atlantic. In the process he describes the gay man's dilemma, on the one hand he wants the right to be different, on the other he wants to be accepted as normal.
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Father of a murderer
Andersch, Alfred, 1914-
PT2601.N353 V3813 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The rise of the Nazis through the eyes of a schoolboy, whose headmaster is the father of Nazi chief Heinrich Himmler. The author, a well-known anti-Nazi who spent time in a concentration camp, portrays old man Himmler as disapproving of his son.
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Fifth of November
Paul West.
PS3573.E8247 F54 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A story of the English Gunpowder Plot (1605) and of the noblewoman Anne Vaux, a Catholic sympathic to the plotters' cause, and of Father Henry Garnet "from when he first hears of the plot ... to his pilgrimage to Wales, his escape to Hindlip over the English plains, and ultimately his imprisonment in the Tower of London."--Jacket.
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Film explainer
Gert Hofmann ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann.
PT2668.O376 K5513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The arrival of talking films puts an end to the career of Karl Hofmann, a film explainer, the man who played the piano and interpreted silent films for the audience. The novel follows Hofmann as he places his services at the disposal of the emerging Nazi party.
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Fire from heaven
Mary Renault.
PR6035.E55 F57 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
During his first twenty years of life, Alexander the Great is torn between admiration, hatred, and love for his father, asserts his independence from his mother's jealous love, is tutored by Aristotle, and becomes king of Macedon.
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Freedom
William Safire.
PS3569.A283 F7 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
On cover: A novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. A historical novel exploring the first two years of the Civil War.
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Funeral games
Mary Renault.
PR6035.E55 F8 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After Alexander's death in 323 B.C., his only direct heirs were two unborn sons and a simpleton half-brother. Every long-simmering faction exploded into the vacuum of power. Wives, distant relatives, and generals all vied for the loyalty of the increasingly undisciplined Macedonian army. Most failed and were killed in the attempt. For no one possessed the leadership to keep the great empire from crumbling. But Alexander's legend endured to spread into worlds he had seen only in dreams.
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George Washington, frontiersman
Zane Grey ; edited, with an introduction by Carlton Jackson.
PS3513.R6545 G46 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The story of George Washington from birth to early surveying trips, to his role in General Braddock's disastrous campaign, to taking command of the Continental army in 1775.
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Girl with a pearl earring
Tracy Chevalier.
PS3553.H4367 G57 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. "Girl with a Pearl Earring" is the story of 16-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius, even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil. An Independent Bestseller Winner of the 2000 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award! Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.
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Gospel of Corax
Paul Park.
PS3566.A6745 G67 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Jesus Christ flees to Tibet and his contact with the sages of eastern religions changes his life. The story is told by his companion on the journey, Corax, a slave who gained his freedom by betraying rebels, for which Christ is falsely blamed.
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Gould's book of fish : a novel in twelve fish
by Richard Flanagan.
PR9619.3.F525 G68 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The most remarkable novel yet from the internationally acclaimed author of Death of a River Guide and The Sound of One Hand Clapping, this is a marvelous historical epic of 19th century Australia, a world of convicts and colonists, thieves and catamites, whose bloody history is recorded in a very unusual taxonomy of fish.
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Guermantes way
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
PQ2631.R63 C7413 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Way defines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world.
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Hallucinating Foucault
Patricia Duncker.
PR6054.U477 H35 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An English student is so impressed by a book of philosophy that he travels to France to meet its author, now in an insane asylum. In describing the relationship which grows up between the two men, the novel looks at the bonds that are created between reader and writer, even though they never meet. A first novel.
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Historical romances : The prince and the pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court, Personal recollections of Joan of Arc
Mark Twain ; [notes by Susan K. Harris].
PS1302 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The prince and the pauper: When young Edward VI of England and Tom Canty, a poor boy who looks just like him, exchange places, each learns a valuable lesson about the other's very different station in life in sixteenth-century England. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court: A blow to the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press. Personal recollections of Joan of Arc: Twain's most ambitious work is a fictional translation of Sieur Louis de Conte's memoirs, the one person who was with Joan during the three important stages of her life: as a visionary village peasant, as a military genius and as the defendant at her trial.
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History of Pendennis : his fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
PR5616.A2 S87 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Homer & Langley : a novel
E.L. Doctorow.
PS3554.O3 H66 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, facing odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements, and technological advances of the last century.
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Hottentot Venus : a novel
Barbara Chase-Riboud.
PS3553.H336 H68 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Born in the colony of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1789, Sarah Baartman was taken to London at the age of twenty by an English surgeon, who promised her fame and fortune. Dubbed the ₃Hottentot Venus,₄ she was paraded naked in Piccadilly in a freak-show exhibition and subjected to the unabashed stares and crude comments of the British public, which resulted in a sensational trial for her custody by British abolitionists."--cover.
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How to be a Chicana role model
Serros, Michele M.
PS3569.E733 H69 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
She's recited poetry by the outhouses at Lollapalooza...cleaned up after the Flygirls on the set of In Living Color...seduced a love-struck fan with a plagiarized poem...studied Spanish with a clique of catty coeds in Mexico...traveled to inner-city schools to introduce reluctant readers to the wonder of words...
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I never came to you in white : a novel
Judith Farr.
PS3556.A733 I2 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The unhappy boarding-school life of the 19th Century poet, Emily Dickinson. She is a rebellious student who rejects blind obedience to God, refuses to have her letters censored and is caught having intimate relations with another girl student.
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I was Amelia Earhart : a novel
Jane Mendelsohn.
PS3563.E482 I2 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A memoir by Amelia Earhart, the aviatrix, describing her life and her romance with Fred Noonan, the navigator, after they disappeared on their round-the-world flight in 1937. On the subject of her life she writes, "Noonan once said any fool could have seen I was risking my life without living it." Of the desert island where they crashed, "We call it Heaven, as a kind of joke." A moving tale by a first novelist.
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I, Claudius : from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, born 10 B.C., murdered and deified A.D. 54
by Robert Graves.
PR6013.R35 I2 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The emperor Claudius tells of his life during the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and Caligula and the events that led to his rise to power in a classic novel reconstructing ancient Rome.
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In the castle of my skin
Lamming, George, 1927-
PR9230.9.L25 I5 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
George Lamming's "In the Castle of My Skin" skilfully depicts the Barbadian psyche. Set against the backdrop of the 1930s riots which helped to pave the way for Independence and the modern Barbados, through the eyes of a young boy, Lamming portrays the social, racial, political and urban struggles with which Barbados continues to grapple even with some thirty-three years of Political Independence from Britain.
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In the name of Salomé : a novel
Julia Alvarez.
PS3551.L845 I45 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Camila, whose mother, Salome, inspired a Dominican revolution with her poetry, spends most of her life trying to please her father and her brothers, all prominent men, before seeking a place for herself in the days following the Cuban revolution.
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Inner circle
T. Coraghessan Boyle.
PS3552.O932 I56 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A virginal man with a beautiful wife accepts a job as an assistant to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a charming professor whose life's calling is sex.
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Iron City : a novel
Brown, Lloyd L. (Lloyd Louis), 1913-
PS3552.R6935 I76 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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It does not die : a romance
Maitraye Devi, 1914-
PK1718.M24244 A26 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An Indian writer gives her version of the romance which Mircea Eliade, the Romanian writer, described in his novel, Bengal Nights. "Why did you not tell the truth, Mircea?" she asks, not at all pleased that he portrayed her as an Oriental vamp.
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Junky
Burroughs, William S., 1914-
PS3552.U75 J86 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first novel. It is a candid eye-witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an unvarnished field report from the American post-war underground." "Unafraid to portray himself in 1953 as a confirmed member of two socially-despised under classes (a narcotics addict and a homosexual), Burroughs was writing as a trained anthropologist when he unapologetically described a way of life - in New York, New Orleans, and Mexico City - that by the 1940's was already demonized by the artificial anti-drug hysteria of an opportunistic bureaucracy and a cynical, prostrate media.".

"For this fiftieth-anniversary edition, eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstakingly recreated the author's original text, word by word, from archival typescripts and places the book's contents against a lively historical background in a comprehensive introduction. Here as well, for the first time, are Burroughs' own unpublished introduction and an entire omitted chapter, along with many "lost" passages, as well as auxiliary texts by Allen Ginsberg and others."--BOOK JACKET.

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Lacuna : a novel
Barbara Kingsolver.
PS3561.I496 L33 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events"--Provided by publisher.
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Ladies
Doris Grumbach.
PS3557.R83 L3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Lamps at high noon
Balch, Jack S., 1909-1980.
PS3503.A5514 L36 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Life and opinions of Maf the dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe
Andrew O'Hagan.
PR6065.H18 L54 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
[This story] is about Marilyn Monroe- voiced by her dog, Mafia Honey, or "Maf," for short. Maf is, naturally, versed in the classics, and as he and his owner spend time with such notables as Natalie Wood, Frank Sinatra, and JFK, he offers erudite commentary, sometimes in dialogue with other dogs, on such subjects as interior decorating, celebrity, authenticity, religion, and death. The strangeness of the scenario becomes more sensible as the book goes on. Maf's riffs on the way people project their thoughts and feelings onto dogs suggest the way they view celebrities, and O'Hagan ornaments his wry humor with sparkling gems of prose. -Booklist review
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Little women
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
PS1017 .L5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England.
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Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
PS3551.L35774 L66 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In his darkly comic short story collection, the author brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.
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Longest journey
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970.
PR6011.O58 L6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Rickie Elliott's inability to recognize reality leads him to inevitable tragedy.
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Lost boy : a novella
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 L7 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Told from four perspectives, each articulating the sentiments of a different family member, the story captures the experiences of growing up in a mountain town of North Carolina at the turn of the century.
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Lotte in Weimar : the beloved returns
Thomas Mann ; translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter ; introduction by Hayden White.
PT2625.A44 L62 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Man who died : a story
by David Herbert Lawrence ; with a suite of woodcuts by Leonard Baskin ; and a commentary by John Fowles.
PR6023.A93 M27 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In his last novel, published less than a year before his death, D. H. Lawrence takes up the theme of Christ's resurrection and his final days on earth. Lawrence recounts Christ's agonizing journey from death back to life with alarming realism: his initial painful awakening, the utter disillusionment of living beyond his brutal death, his bewildering encounters with strangers and friends, and finally, his redemptive sexual relationship with the priestess of the pagan goddess Isis. The story expands from its Christian roots to embrace Lawrence's abiding faith in the life-force apparent in every aspect of the natural world. The combination of a pure idealism with a pure physicality enriches these characters both as human beings and as symbols of beliefs too often held in opposition. The language of this book is indulgent for Lawrence - it contains the sharp focus and lyrical intensity of poetry without losing the subtlety of detail that characterizes his prose. For his final work, it seems that Lawrence has encapsulated a lifetime of extraordinary vision into one profound and exquisite parable.
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Maria : or, The wrongs of woman
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797.
PR5841.W8 M37 1975 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Martin Eden
London, Jack, 1876-1916.
PS3523.O46 M3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Mason & Dixon
Thomas Pynchon.
PS3566.Y55 M37 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The lives of two 18th century British astronomers who surveyed the boundary which settled a dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was later extended to become the boundary between free and slave states, the Mason-Dixon line. The novel describes their work in Africa and America, and traces their relationship. By the author of Vineland.
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Master of Monterey : a novel
by Lawrence Coates.
PS3553.O153 M37 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Masterpiece
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902.
PQ2511.O4 E5 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the most autobiographical of the 20 novels in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It provides an insight into his friendship with Cezanne and presents an account of the turbulent Bohemian world in  Read more...
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Mercy
Dworkin, Andrea.
PS3554.W85 M4 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Moon under her feet
Clysta Kinstler.
PS3561.I584 M66 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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My education : a book of dreams
Burroughs, William S., 1914-
PS3552.U75 M9 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A collection of unusual dreams. In one, a cockroach gets stuck in the narrator's ear, in another he watches a man eat his spilled brains. An occasion for the writer to expound his philosophy on life. By the author of The Cat Inside.
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Nature studies
Ryskamp, John.
PS3568.Y65 N38 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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News from Paraguay : a novel
Lily Tuck.
PS3570.U236 N49 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pursued by the future dictator of Paraguay, Irish courtesan Ella Lynch struggles with isolation in spite of her power as his mistress, and witnesses the nation's victimization due to her lover's arrogant ambitions.
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North China lover
Duras, Marguerite.
PQ2607.U8245 A62713 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Hailed in France as "an incomparable pleasure", Marguerite Duras's newest novel is a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of her adolescence that have shaped her work. Far more daring and truthful than any book she has written before, it emphasizes the tough realities of her youth in Indochina and reveals much that her earlier works concealed. An instant number-one bestseller in France, The North China Lover both shocks and entrances its readers. Initially written as notes toward a filmscript for The Lover, the book has the grainy, filmic qualities of a documentary. Gone are the romantic and nostalgic readings of the past. Here are the humiliations and passions of the poverty-ridden world in which Duras grew up: the intense sexuality of the young women who were her friends and classmates, a group of adolescents impatient for the experiences of adulthood while still caught up in the conflicts of childhood. For all who have admired Duras's previous work, here is an exciting and unexpected reading of her past - a work the French critics called a return to "the Duras of the great books and the great days".
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Nosferatu : a novel
Jim Shepard.
PS3569.H39384 N67 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized biography of F.W. Murnau, a pioneering German filmmaker who was among the first to use a moving camera in order to obtain different angles. The novel covers his adventures in World War I as a fighter pilot, his homosexuality and the making of his famous vampire film, Nosferatu.
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Novel of thank you
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
PS3537.T323 N68 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the first paperback edition of one of Stein's most revealing novels. Written in 1925-26 (but not published until 1958), it is Stein's midcareer assessment of herself, her writing, and her relationships, composed in the unique style for which she is celebrated. In place of a traditional narrative, Stein explores the nature of narrative, its possibilities, the various genres (historical novels, the novel of manners, adventure stories) available to the writer, the conventions of novel-writing, and the novelist's relation to her materials. In a sense, the novel is about "preparing a novel" (the subject of chap. 50), about everything that goes through a writer's head as she begins to write. Mixed in with her meditations on writing are daily events in her marriage to Alice B. Toklas, visits from friends - including such notable figures of the period as Josephine Baker, Virgil Thomson, Rene Crevel, and a number of expatriate American writers and artists - travels in and around France, memories of the past, inquiries into names and the nature of identity, and virtually anything else that occurs to her. As she writes at one point, "It can easily be remembered that a novel is everything," so everything of interest to Stein goes into her preparations for the novel that is A Novel of Thank You.
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Novel on yellow paper, or, Work it out for yourself
Smith, Stevie, 1902-1971.
PR6037.M43 N64 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Pompey Casmilus works as a secretary and records her thoughts about love and marriage, death, sex, art, Greek tragedy, friendship, her aunt, Nazism, gossip, the suburbs, and more love and marriage.
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O lost : a story of the buried life
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 O18 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"The editing of Thomas Wolfe's first novel, originally titled "O Lost," has been the subject of literary argument since its 1929 publication in abridged form as Look Homeward, Angel. This powerful coming-of-age novel tells the rich story of Eugene Gant, a young North Carolina man who longs to escape the confines of his small-town life and his tumultuous family. At the insistence of Maxwell Perkins, the legendary editor at Charles Scribner's Sons, Wolfe cut the typescript by 22 percent. Sixty-six thousand words were omitted for reasons of propriety and publishing economics, as well as to remove material deemed expendable by Perkins. Published for the first time on October 3, 2000 - the centenary of Wolfe's birth - O Lost presents the complete text of the novel's manuscript." "For seventy years Wolfe scholars have speculated about the merits of the unpublished complete work and about the editorial process - particularly the reputed collaboration of Perkins and Wolfe. In order to present this classic novel in its original form as Wolfe wrote it, Arlyn and Matthew J. Bruccoli have established the text from the carbon copy of the typescript and from Wolfe's pencil manuscript. In addition to restoring passages omitted from Look Homeward, Angel, the editors have corrected errors introduced by the typist and other mistakes in the original text and have explicated problematic readings. An introduction and appendices - including textual, bibliographical, and explanatory notes - reconstruct Wolfe's process of creation and place it in the context of the publishing process."--BOOK JACKET.
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Old gringo
by Carlos Fuentes ; translated by Margaret Sayers Peden and the author.
PQ7297.F793 G713 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is a fictional account of the fate of Pancho Villa's troops.
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Once upon a time : a floating opera
Barth, John.
PS3552.A75 O53 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
An fantasy-filled sailing trip through Chesapeake Bay, in the course of which a writer recounts his life. The novel is written in the form of an opera whose arias serve as vehicles for digressions which would otherwise have slowed down the narrative. By the author of The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor.
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One and only Ivan
Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.
PZ7.A6483 On 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
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One man's Bible : a novel
Gao, Xingjian.
PL2869.O128 Y49413 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized account of the author's life under Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution describes how the political climate of Beijing rendered his home one of perpetual fear for its citizens.
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Orpheus emerged
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
PS3521.E735 O76 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Out of this furnace
Bell, Thomas, 1903-1961.
PS3503.E4388 O9 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Pandaemonium : a novel
Leslie Epstein.
PS3555.P655 P36 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A film shoot by a world-famous director ends in disaster. It is a movie of Sophocles' Antigone and it is being shot in Pandaemonium, a town in Nevada, by Rudolf von Beckmann, a tyrant. The actor who narrates describes what happens when a director has too much power. By the author of Pinto and Sons.
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Persian boy
Mary Renault.
PR6035.E55 P4 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A slave-boy in the household of Alexander the Great tells about the adventures of the Macedonian king during the last seven years of his life.
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Portrait of the artist as a young man
Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
PR6019.O9 P63 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A semi-autobiographical novel by James Joyce published in book form in 1916, depicting the early years in the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce.
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Pretty Boy Floyd : a novel
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
PS3563.A319 P74 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The life of Charles Floyd, an Oklahoma farm boy turned bandit in the 1920s. The newspapers dubbed him pretty boy because for a bank robber he was unusually kind. He became a folk hero and the FBI's public enemy No. 1. McMurtry is author of Lonesome Dove.
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Process : a novel
Boyle, Kay, 1902-
PS3503.O9357 P75 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Queen Margot, or, Marguerite de Valois
by Alexandre Dumas.
PQ2227.R3 E55 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
La Reine Margot (1845) is a novel of suspense and drama which recreates the violent world of intrigue, murder and duplicity of the French Renaissance.
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Reaching out
Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
PS3560.I55 R43 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Leaving his home in a migrant community, Francisco sets off for college, carrying memories of years of poverty and prejudice.
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Real life of Alejandro Mayta
Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Alfred Mac Adam.
PQ8498.32.A65 H513 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Rob Roy
Sir Walter Scott ; introduction by Georg Lukács ; illustrations by Lockhart Bogle ; notes by Sir Walter Scott.
PR5322 .R6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Santa Evita
Tomás Eloy Martínez ; translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane.
PQ7798.23.A692 S3513 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A macabre comedy on Eva Peron's corpse--hidden, hijacked, replicated, smuggled abroad, buried, resurrected and repatriated. The protagonists include a military intelligence officer trying to identify the genuine article from the many copies in order to dispose of it. That way the Peronistas will not be able to exploit it for political ends.
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Sappho's leap : a novel
by Erica Jong.
PS3560.O56 S27 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A novel of ancient Greece tells the story of the epic poet's journeys, loves, and losses.
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Second crucifixion of Nat Turner
edited with a new introduction by John Henrik Clarke.
PS3569.T9 C633 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Secret dreams
Keith Korman.
PS3561.O66 S43 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In Vienna, the famous psychiatrist, Carl Jung, is called to cure a mad woman. It is a difficult case, the woman having fantasies of rape and seduction. Eventually Jung finds a cure by making love to her--and the woman becomes a psychiatrist in her own right. By the author of Archangel.
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Shopping cart soldiers
Mulligan, John, 1950-
PS3563.U3976 S56 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sodom and Gomorrah
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
PQ2631.R63 S6313 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Sons and lovers
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
PR6023.A93 S6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Sons and Lovers is one of the landmark novels of the twentieth century. It was immediately recognized as the first great modern restatement of the oedipal drama when it appeared in 1913 and is widely considered the major work of D.H. Lawrence's early period. This intensely autobiographical novel recounts the story of Paul Morel, a young artist growing to manhood in a British working-class family rife with conflict. The author's vivid evocation of life in a Nottingham mining village in the years before the First World War and his depiction of the all-consuming nature of possessive love and sexual attraction make this one of his most powerful novels.
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Sor Juana's second dream : a novel
by Alicia Gaspar de Alba.
PS3557.A8449 S67 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A fictionalized portrait of Juana Inés de la Cruz, the 17th century lesbian nun who became Mexico's first feminist poet. It traces her life from her illegitimate birth to trial by the Inquisition.
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Summertime : fiction
Coetzee, J. M., 1940-
PR9369.3.C58 S86 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
In this autobiographical novel, a young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee, focusing on Coetzee in his thirties, at a time when he was living in a rundown cottage in the Cape Town suburbs with his widowed father--a time, the biographer is convinced, when Coetzee was finding himself as a writer.
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Testament of Mary
Colm Tóibín.
PR6070.O455 T47 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son's crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger, and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause.
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Thousand pieces of gold : a biographical novel
by Ruthanne Lum McCunn.
PS3563.C353 T5 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Chronicles the life of Lalu Nathoy, a young Chinese girl--sold as a slave and brought to America--where, later, as Polly Bemis she struggles and survives as a pioneer in the West.
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Time regained
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
PQ2631.R63 T413 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The narrator returns to Paris after World War I, and reflects on his past life as the raw material for literature.
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Tinisima
Elena Poniatowska ; translated by Katherine Silver.
PQ7297.P63 T5613 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
"Long though it is, this English version of Tinísima, Poniatowska's novel based closely on the life of Italian photographer Tina Modotti (1896-1942), represents a considerable abridgment of the original. Implicitly, however, the textual recreation is the work of Poniatowska herself, who signs the acknowledgments, thanks Katherine Silver (whose translation is excellent), and writes a new dedication for the book"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Tortuga : a novel
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
PS3551.N27 T67 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A sixteen-year-old boy, nicknamed after the mountain Tortuga because he is encased in a full-body cast, embarks on a journey of spiritual and physical recovery in a hospital for crippled children after being paralyzed in a swimming accident.
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Trans-Atlantyk
Gombrowicz, Witold.
PG7158.G669 T713 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Tree of red stars
Bridal, Tessa, 1947-
PS3552.R4542 T7 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The political awakening of young Magda, a member of Uruguay's golden youth. Set in the 1960s, the novel chronicles her evolution from a privileged girl concerned with boys, parties and having a good time, to a member of the Tupamaros, the country's main revolutionary movement, a transformation helped by a year of studies in the United States. By an Uruguayan-American author.
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True history of the Kelly gang
Peter Carey.
PR9619.3.C36 T7 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The legend of Ned Kelly, notorious outlaw and bank robber, as written in his own words for an infant daughter he's never seen.
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Under Kilimanjaro
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
PS3515.E37 U53 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
This is the last of Hemingway's manuscripts to be published in its entirety. Editors Lewis and Fleming have taken great pains to publish as complete and faithful a publication as possible without editorial distortion. Hemingway called this title his "African Book." It is a thoughtful, adventuresome, and comedic recounting of his final safari in Africa.
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Underground man
Mick Jackson.
PR6060.A245 U53 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
The diary of a 19th century English eccentric. John Bentick-Scott was a duke, best known for the underground tunnels under his estate, big enough to accommodate his carriage so he could come and go in secret. The novel portrays him as being unusually curious about life, both its spiritual and scientific aspects.
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Vanity of Duluoz : an adventurous education, 1935-46
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
PS3521.E735 V36 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Vanity of Duluoz is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as The Legend of Duluoz. With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Kerouac takes his alter ego from the football fields of small-town New England to the playing fields and classrooms of Horace Mann and Columbia, out to sea on a merchant freighter plying the sub-infested waters of the North Atlantic during World War II, and back to New York, where his friends are the writers who would one day become known as the Beat generation and where he publishes his first novel.
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Villette
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855.
PR4167 .V5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Vindication
Frances Sherwood.
PS3569.H454 V54 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Mary, a gifted, restless young woman, leaves her troubled and uncomprehending family and journeys first to London and then to Paris during the French Revolution.
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Volcano lover : a romance
Susan Sontag.
PS3569.O6547 V6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
A love story set in Naples in 1772 and based on the romantic entanglements of Lord and Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson.
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Waters of Kronos
Richter, Conrad, 1890-1968.
PS3535.I429 W3 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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Year of the frog : a novel
Šimečka, Martin M., 1957-
PG5439.29.I37 Z313 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Set in Czechoslovakia in the early 1980s, during the waning years of Communist rule, Martin M. Simecka's startlingly original first novel, The Year of the Frog, shows a young man struggling to understand the circumstances of his life. Simecka, born in Bratislava in 1957, is the son of a prominent Czechoslovak intellectual who was imprisoned for his dissident beliefs. Though not overtly political, Simecka's novel is unabashedly autobiographical. First published in installments in the underground Czechoslovak press, it was reissued in one volume after the lifting of restrictions. Written in engagingly simple, unadorned prose, The Year of the Frog follows the fortunes of Milan, a young intellectual forbidden to attend college because of his father's political activities. Unable to pursue his studies and under surveillance by the authorities, who frequently trail him in their yellow-and-white Zhiguli cars, Milan takes a succession of menial jobs, first as a surgical orderly in a hospital, where he witnesses death on a regular basis, and then as a clerk in a perpetually understocked hardware store, and then again in a hospital, this time as an assistant in a maternity ward. After Milan's father is arrested, his mother, a diabetic, spends her days pining for her husband and listening to the Voice of America over Viennese radio. Once, following a trip to Poland, Milan himself is briefly detained by the police. But the grimness of Milan's day-to-day existence cannot blunt his ever-agile, ever-questioning intellect, nor can it diminish the joy he derives from his two great passions: long-distance running, which he pursues with almost Zen-like dedication through the streets of Bratislava and thesurrounding countryside, and Tania, a university student with whom he falls in love and with whom he discovers that the world, even one as circumscribed as his own Communist-controlled one, is full of possibilities. Milan's story is told with the exuberance and innocence of youth. But the book's deceptively naive style does not mask its earnest seriousness. The Year of the Frog gives American readers a compelling and accurate view of life at a crucial time in Czechoslovakia's history; more important, it offers a vital and absorbing portrait of the coming of age of a young man unafraid to pose important questions about love and freedom, life and death.
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Yesterday will make you cry
Himes, Chester B., 1909-
PS3515.I713 Y47 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Prison life in the 1930s featuring a white man incarcerated for robbery. The novel is based on the experience of its black author and deals with violence and male love. This edition is the unpublished original, a sanitized version having been published in 1953 under the title, Cast the First Stone.
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You can't go home agai
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 Y6 1940 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
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You can't go home again
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938.
PS3545.O337 Y6 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability
Novelist George Webber is driven from his hometown when his successful autobiographical novel infuriates the family and friends he has depicted in it.