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1 A Frozen Woman
Ernaux, Annie

Four Walls Eight Windows New York, New York, USA 1995
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

1568580290 / 9781568580296



CF4 - A hard cover book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in cream colored paper covered boards with black lettering and a graphic on the spine with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very, very minor overall shelf wear. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. A novel about a 30 year old teacher married to an executive who is also the mother of two infant sons. She has a pleasant life but feels that her enthusiasm, curiosity, strength, and happiness, all aspectes central to her nature, have ebbed away under the weight of daily routine. This is an autobiographical novel that describes the mix of affection, rage, and bitterness that drives the novel's character to feel she is being killed by her very normal life. By the author of "Simple Passion," "A Woman's Story," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize finalist, and "A Man's Place," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a French-American Translation Prize finalist. 192p. SCW11240 
Price: 4.00 USD
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A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening, De Carvalho, Mario
2 A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening
De Carvalho, Mario

Louisiana State University Press Baton Rouge, Louisana, USA 1997
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Good+
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First American Edition
0807122351 / 9780807122358

Ex-Library

CG2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition with a dust jacket in good+ condition. Stated first printing. A tight, clean, sound copy in This is a title in the publisher's Pegasus Prize for Literature series. Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa. A novel written as the memoir of a former prefect of a fictitious 2nd century Roman city in what is now Portugal. It depicts a civilization, foundations crumbling, threatened from without by the invasion of the Moors and within through its persecution of the Christians its focus on escapism through the sadistic Games.. The author is a winner of the Pegasus Prize for Literature and the Portuguese Writers' Association Grand Prize for Fiction. 265p. SCW07340 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 A Posthumous Confession
Emants, Marcellus

Salem House Publishers Scranton, PA, U.S.A. 1987
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0704300230 / 9780704300231



BD5 - A hard cover trade paperback book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated black and blue wraps. This is a title in the publisher's Quartet Encounters series. Translated from the Dutch with an introduction by J. M Coetzee. A confessional novel about a man who has plotted and coldly carried out his wife's murder. After the funeral he sits down and meticulously examines the events that led him to do this. It is a litany of self-justification but he begins to experience feelings of fear, guild, and an overwhelming desire to confess. 193p. SCW06193 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 A Woman Named Solitude
Schwarz-Bard, Andre

Atheneum New York, New York, USA 1973
Hard Cover
Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
2nd Printing


Ex-Library

BI5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light fading on the cloth top edge plus there is a very light bump to the top right corners plus there is some tape staining on the inside outside surfaces of the boards front back endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped down to the boards plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there is some light edge wear on the front board bottom edge plus there is some fading of the tinting on the top outside paper edges plus there is a crease in the front endpaper plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, pocket, and label on the top outside paper edges, front fixed endpaper, front free endpaper, inside surface of the front free endpaper, front freepaper, and title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some very light edge wear on the spine top and bottom edges plus a small patch (about 1") of light chipping on the front bottom edge towards the right corner plus there is some light delamination and surface chipping along the front right edge plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the French by Ralph Manheim. A novel told through myth and fact of a people's enslavement and humiliation and the survuval of their dignity in spite of everything. The story begins in West Africa among the Diola and the enslavement of some of them and their transport to the new world. The author is a naturalized French Jew of a Polish family of which all but him were rounded up by the Nazis and sent to the extermination camps. He became a member of the French resistance. The author is a winner of the Prix Goncourt. By the author of "The Last of the Just." 179p. SCW06286 
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5 After the Banquet
Mishima, Yukio

Perigee Book/G. P. Putnam's Sons New York, New York, USA 1981
Trade Paperback
Very Good-, 
5.5"x8"

0399504869 / 9780399504860



BX1 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light edge wear around the covers' edges plus there is some very light creasing on the front and back covers plus there is some very light soiling on the outside paper edges. This is a title in the publisher's Perigee Japanese Library series. Translated from the Japanese by Donald Keene. The main character is a woman who owns a luxurious and famous Tokyo restaurant and who falls in love with one of her clinets, an aristocrat retired from politics. He embarks on a political campaign and, without his knowledge, she throws herself and all her resources into the campaign. By the author of "The Way of the Samurai," "Spring Snow," "The Temple of Dawn," and "Thirst for Love." 271p. SCW06956 
Price: 3.50 USD
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All That Is Gone, Toer, Pramoedya Ananta
6 All That Is Gone
Toer, Pramoedya Ananta

Hyperion East New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Dust Jacket
5.5"x8.25"



Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

BX2 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dut jacket with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light gray wraps with very m inor overall shelf wear with a change to the release date on the front cover in black ink plus there is a date in red ink pen on the spine plus there is a patch of very, very light label staining along the top edge of the front cover. Translated from the Indonesian by Willem Samuels. A collection of short stories by a noted Indonesian writer. These are semiautobiographical stories that deal with major life themes: birth and death, sexual knowledge and love, compassion and revengs. The author is a winner of the PEN Freedom-to-Write Award and a Hellman-Hammett Award. By the author of "The Fugitive," "The Buru Quartet," "The Mute's Soliloquy," and "The Girl from the Coast." 253p. SCW12228 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Allende: A Novel
Alegria, Fernando

Stanford University Press Stanford, California, USA 1993
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
5.5"x8.75"
First American Edition
0804719985 / 9780804719988

Ex-Library

BX2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with metallic red lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the title page, the last page, and the back free endpaper. This edition has been revised by the author. Translated from the Spanish by Frank Janney. Foreword by Frederick M. Nunn. With a new preface and postscript by the author. A biographical novel of Chilean President Salvador Allende that portrays his life up to his presidential election victory in 1970, Chilean 20th century culture and history, and the background and events of the military coup of September 11, 1973. Chronology, endnotes, selected bibliography, 303p. SCW11443 
Price: 6.00 USD
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8 Aunt Julia and the Script-Writer
Vargas Llosa, Mario; Wimmer, Natasha

Avon Books New York, New York, USA 1985
Trade Paperback
Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0380700468 / 9780380700462



BX5 - A trade paperback in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a crease down the front cover on the left side plus some very light scattered staining of the right outside paper edges plus there is some light creasing on the spine. A wonderfully funny story of a May-September relationship woven throughout with the superheated soaps of a crack radio scriptwriter who is also enlisted to aid the two lovers. The basis of the sleeper of a movie "Tune in Tomorrow" staring Peter Falk and Barbara Hershey. Translated from the Spanish by Helen R. Lane. By the author of "The War of the End of the World." 374p. SCW00241 
Price: 3.50 USD
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9 Ayacucho, Goodbye: Moscow's Gold Two Novellas on Peruvian Politics and Violence
Ortega, Julio

Latin American Liteary Review Press Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 1994
Hard Cover
Good+, No Dust Jacket
5.5"x8.5"

0935480668 / 9780935480665

Ex-Library

BX5 - A hard cover library rebound withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition with no dust jacket. This is a trade paperback book that has been library rebound into a hard cover format. A tight, clean, sound copy in clear plastic laminated color printed paper covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the front board, the top outside paper edges, the half title page, the copyright page, the next to the last page, and the back fixed endpaper. Two novellas on Peruvian politics and violence. "Ayacucho, Goodbye" is translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. A Peruvian Peasant leader is murdered and mutilated by the police and he sets out to recover his missing bones and find a Christian burial. "Moscow's Gold" is translated from the Spanish by Alita Kelley. This is adapted from the stage play and is about a Peruvian teenager's life as it is disrupted and complicated by the strain and repressions of the Cold War era. The author is a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship. By the author of "Poetics of Change," "The New Spanish-American Narrative," "García Márquez: The Powers of Fiction." 103p. SCW13125 
Price: 9.00 USD
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10 Azarel: A Novel
Pap, Karoly

Steerforth Press South Royalton, Vermont, USA 2001
Trade Paperback
Good+, 
5"x7.5"

1586420194 / 9781586420192

Ex-Library

BX5 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a clear plastic lamination applied to the covers plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges, the inside surface of the front cover, and the title page. Translated from the Hungarian by Paul Olchváry. A novel by a Hungarian Holocaust survivor. A story about racial identity on the brink of the Holocaust. It is about the son of a rabbi of a modern Jewish sect living in rural Hungary. The boy lives for a time with his grandfather who is an Orthodox fanatic who believes his son, grandson, and the community his son leads are consorting and living with pagans and threatening the existance of the Jewish people. After his grandfather's death, the boy returns home and eventually rebels against Judaism, questioning God's existence and calling his rabbi father a hypocrite. After his father punishes him severely, the boy runs away from home, but he suffers a breakdown and is reconciled with his family. 219p. SCW12118 
Price: 4.00 USD
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11 Blood Relations
Montemayor, Carlos

Plover Press Kailua, Hawaii, USA 1995
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good-
5.5"x8.25"

0917635167 / 9780917635168

Ex-Library

BZ2 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red cloth with gold lettering on the spine and front with minor overall shelf wear plus the dust jacket is pasted down to the inside surface of the boards plus the usual library stamps and label on the front endpaper and title page. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear and is inside the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are pasted down to the inside surface of the boards. Translated from the Spanish by Dale Carter and Alfonso González. With an introduction by Carlos Fuentes. The story of a man whose family has worked in the mines of Northern Mexico for generations. Though his grandfather dies of silicosis and his father is reduced to part-time work, he plans to work in the mines also. His brother refuses to let him though but is himself claimed by silicosis. In the end he has escaped this fate but he must watch helplessly as his brother slowly wastes away. The author is a native of the mining region which he writes about. The author is a winner of the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize and First Prize for the Novel in the El Nacional 50th Anniversary Contest. 112p. SCW02993 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Bolsa De Valores Montevideo 1867-2000: Una Vision de la Historia Economica del Uruguay, Irureta Ponce de Leon, Javier
12 Bolsa De Valores Montevideo 1867-2000: Una Vision de la Historia Economica del Uruguay
Irureta Ponce de Leon, Javier
Monzon, Flavio
Bolsa de Valores De Montevideo/Javier Irureta Goyena Gomensoro Montevideo, Uruguay 2000
Hard Cover
Very Good+, No Dust Jacket
9.5"x11.75"
Bi-Lingual Edition


Bi-Lingual Text

BZ1 - A hard cover bi-lingual edition in very good+ condition. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in plastic laminated color printed paper covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear to the bottom board corners. Edited by Javier Irureta Goyena Gomensoro. Photography by Flavio Monzón. Designed by Ana Urioste Seré and Natania Buszkaniec. Translation by Estudio Rosa Carmen Baroffio. This is a bi-lingual (Spanish and English) book about the economic history of Uruguay, focusing on the history of the Montevideo Stock Exchange, published by the Montevideo stock market. Heavily ilustrated with color and black and white photographs and reproductions throughout. Una visión de la historia económica del Uruguay en una historia de la Bolsa de Valores, Montevideo. Diseño: Ana Urioste Seré y Natania Buszkaniec. Fotografía: Flavio Monzón. Traducción: Estudio Rosa Carmen Baroffio. Referencias bibliográficas (bibliography), agradecimientos (acknowledgments), illustraciones (illustrations), 207p. SCW11352 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Borderliners
Hoeg, Peter

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC New York, NY, U.S.A. 1994
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good-
6.25"x9.25"
First American Edition
0374115540 / 9780374115548

Ex-Library

BZ3 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. Stated first edition. A tight, clean, sound copy in charcoal paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with metallic copper lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, label, and pocket on the title page and back endpaper plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. Translated from the Danish by Barbara Haveland. Set in the sealed-off world of an elite private school, an experiment in controlling children has tragic consequences. A look at notions of education, childhood and the nature of time itself. By the author of "Smilla's Sense of Snow," "The Woman and the Ape" and "The History of Danish Dreams." 277p. SCW06225 
Price: 4.00 USD
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14 Cape of Storms
Berberova, Nina; Schwartz, Marian

New Directions New York, New York, USA 1999
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good
5.75"x8.25"
First American Edition
0811214168 / 9780811214162

Ex-Library

BZ4 - A tight, clean, sound copy in purple cloth covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading on the top cloth edges plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a price clip of the front endflap plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz. A novel about the Russian generation born in Russia, displaced by the Russian Revolution, and trying to adapt to a new home in Paris. 244p. SCW13525 
Price: 4.00 USD
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15 Cella, or, the Survivors
Werfel, Franz

Henry Holt & Company, LLC New York, New York, USA 1989
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good-
5.75"x8.5"
First American Edition Thus
0805009078 / 9780805009071

Ex-Library

BZ5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps and labels on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. With a foreword by Otto Friedrich. A novel about a much-loved child and piano prodigy and her Jewish family in Germany in 1938. 243p. SCW07322 
Price: 5.00 USD
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16 Chaliapin
Gorky, Maxim

Stein and Day New York, New York, USA 1967
Hard Cover
Good+, Good
6.5"x9.5"
First American Edition




BZ5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor shelf wear, light bumping to the right board corners,some fading & rubbing along the top board edges & bottom spine edge & corners, some yellowing & light soiling of the outside paper edges. The DJ shows moderate overall wear with heavy edge wear & chipping along the top & bottom spine edges & at the right corners, two closed tears (about 1" at the bottom left corner & about 0.5" at the top right corners) on the front, some moderate rubbing overall that is heavier along the spine edges, price clipped, some water staining along the top edge inside surface. This is an autobiography of a great Russian operatic basso's life as told to his contemporary, friend, and collaborator Maxim Gorky with supplementary correspondence and notes, translated from the Russian, compiled and edited by Nina Froud and James Hanley. 320p. SCW08966 
Price: 5.00 USD
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17 Charleston and Other Stories
Donoso, Jose

David R. Godine Publisher, Incorporated Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1977
Hard Cover
Good+, No Dust Jacket
6"x9.25"
First American Edition
0879231971 / 9780879231972

Ex-Library

BZ5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some heavy fading along the spine and along the top board edge plus there is some scattered light spotting on the cloth plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, and label and glue residue on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges (marked out with a large red marker), inside surface of the front endpaper, table of contents page, back endpaper and inside surface of the back board plus the dust jacket endflaps have been cut off and cut down and taped to the inside surface of the front board and front endpaper. Translated from the Spanish by Andree Conrad. 176p. SCW05891 
Price: 6.00 USD
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18 Charlie Tractor and Harry, A Reckoning
Scharang, Michael; Slager, Daniel

Ariadne Press Riverside, California, USA 2001
Trade Paperback
Very Good+, 
5.5"x8.25"

1572410663 / 9781572410664



BZ5 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. Translated and with an afterword by Daniel Slager. This book contains two inherently connected novels by a noted modern Austrian author: "Charlie Tractor" and "Harry, A Reckoning." "Charlie Tractor" is the author's first novel and traces the experiences of a young working-class man who has recently moved form the Austrian provinces to Vienna. The story centers on his efforts to organize and present his and his co-workers' demands for improved working conditions. "Harry, A REckoning" is about Charlie Tractor's son. The young man delivers a monologye to the author based on his father's experiences. 186p. SCW12526 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 Cherokee
Echenoz, Jean

David R Godine Pub Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1987
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
5.75"x8.5"
First American Edition
0879236655 / 9780879236656

Ex-Library

BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the title page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with the front and back endflaps glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti. A novel about the adventures of an innocent who, in his pursuit of love and a mysterious woman, runs afoul of the police, a large thug, a deadly con artist, two inept private eyes, a cult that worships the Sister-in Law, and a remarkably knowledgeable parrot. 212p. SCW09802 
Price: 3.50 USD
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20 Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows
Chamoiseau, Patrick

University of Nebraska Press Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 1999
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good
5.5"x9.25"
First American Edition
0803214952 / 9780803214958

Ex-Library

BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in navy cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a price clip to the top right corner of the front endflap plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated form the French by Linda Coverdale. With a foreword by Édouard Glissant. With an afterword and translator's notes by Linda Coverdale. A novel set in the reality of the West Indian world of the Africa diaspora. This is the author's first novel. 226p. SCW12101 
Price: 11.00 USD
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