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Octavius Caesar is only 18 years old when his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered. Coming into power when others such as Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony are vying for the throne, Octavius dreams of freeing Rome from the claws of corruption.
National Book Award for Poetry, 1973. Dozens of poems by Ginsberg, written during the late 60s.
This book contains all of the short stories of Flannery O'Connor as well as some novelas.
Mr. Artur Sammler, [Holocaust survivor], haunted by memories of his literal escape from the grave, is living ...in New York City...he records the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul.
(Them) refers to the Americans who occupy the outskirts of the country, in misery and poverty like Wendall and his family.
Stepsby Kosinski, Jerzy
On a Sunday afternoon in 1902 in Coaltown, Illinois, mine manager Breckenridge Lansing is shot and killed at a target practice. John Ashley, a longtime family friend, is convicted of murder and sentenced to death.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction, this magnificent novel is the story of an ordinary man accused of "ritual murder".
Katherine Anne Porter is best known for her superb short stories. This volume brings together the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower; as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form.
Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, Herzog is the story of Moses Herzog, great sufferer, joker and moaner, cuckold, charmer, a man of our time.
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on
Morte D'Urbanby Powers, J. F.
When things don't seem real anymore, Binx goes to the movies, an oasis of reality.
The City in History: Its Origins, its Transformations and its Prospectsby Mumford, Lewis
From the time of its first publication in 1960, Conrad Richter's The Waters of Kronos sparked lively debate about the extent to which its story of a belated return to childhood scenes mirrored key events of Richter's own life.
The definitive record of one of the most frightening chapters in the history of mankind
Goodbye, Columbus; The Conversion of the Jews; Defender of the Faith; Epstein; You Can't Tell a Man by the Song He Sings; and Eli, the Fanatic. Also an introduction by the author.
Thirteen short stories, mostly about first-generation Jewish immigrants in America
J. Christopher Herold vigorously tells the story of the fierce Madame de Stael, revealing her courageous opposition to Napoleon, her whirlwind affairs with the great intellectuals of her day, and her idealistic rebellion against all that was cynical, tyrannical, and passionless.
A collection of the Northwest poet's work up until 1958, which won the National Book Award in 1959.
This National Book Award winner depicts the lives of the Wapshot family members, residents of the fishing village St. Botolphs, Massachusetts.
The Lion and the Throneby Bowen, Catherine Drinker
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