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The Garden of the Departed Cats, Bilge KarasuA surreal, utterly unique Turkish novel. PIn an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the players (visitors versus locals) bearing weapons.
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Gotz and Meyer, David AlbahariGA?A¶tz and Meyer, two noncommissioned SS officers, are entrusted with an assignment, #8220;not a big one,#8221; but one that #8220;requires efficiency.#8221; Their task is to transport prisoners from a concentration camp near Belgrade in a hermetically sealed truck, in which they are asphyxiated.
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The Last Cato: A Novel, Matilde Asensi A masterful blending of Christian scholarship and pure thrilling adventure, comes a novel about the race to find the secret location of the Vera Cruz, the True Cross on which Christ was crucified, and the ancient brotherhood sworn to protect it from Infidel hands.
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King Matt the First, Janusz KorczakJanusz Korczak was a Polish physician and educator who wrote over twenty books--his fiction was in his time as well known as Peter Pan, and his nonfiction works bore passionate messages of child advocacy.
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The Novel and the Rural Imaginary in Egypt 1880-1985 (Routledgecurzon Studies in Arabic and Middle Eastern Literature), Samah SelimPThe book locates questions of languages, genre, textuality and canonicity within a historical and theoretical framework that foregrounds the emergence of modern nationalism in Egypt.
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POver the last few decades a number of books have appeared on aspects of the written and the oral within pre-modern Islamic societies and their intellectual ideas.
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Writing and Representation in Midieval Islam: Muslim Horizons (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures), Julia BrayPThis new book explores the ways in which medieval Muslims, saw, interpreted and represented the world around them in their writings.
Focusing mainly on the eighth to tenth centuries AD, known as the formative period of Islamic thought, the book examines historiography, prose literature and those Arabic prose genres which do not fall neatly into either category.
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The Yacoubian Building: A Novel
This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.
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Our Roots Are Deep With Passion: Creative Nonfiction Collects New Essays by Italian-American WritersThoughtful, poignant, and hilarious personal essays collected by the editors of ICreative Nonfiction explore the meanings of Italian-American identity.BRBR
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The Nimrod Flipout: Stories, Etgar Keret, Institute for Translation of Hebrew LiteratureFrom Israel#8217;s most popular and acclaimed young writer#8212;#8220;Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren#8217;t#8221; (Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi)