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1975

The Hair of Harold Roux

by Williams, Thomas

Aaron Benham should be working on his new book called The Hair of Harold Roux, but instead he is driven by his internal demons to engage in risky behaviors. A lost classic of fiction.

Presentation Piece

by Hacker, Marilyn

A collection of surreal poetry, arranged in five parts.

1974

Gravity's Rainbow

by Pynchon, Thomas

Set in World War II, this complex novel is about a man THEY are determined to destroy.

A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories

by Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

by Rich, Adrienne

In this reissue of her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim -- to discover -- what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored. These provocative poems move with the power of Rich's distinctive voice.

1973

Chimera

by Barth, John

In this complex, witty novel, Barth creates his own thematically connected and playful versions of the adventures of three mythological figures: Scheherazade, Perseus, and Bellerophon.

Augustus

by Williams, John A.

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.

The Fall of America: Poems of These States 1965-1971

by Ginsberg, Allen

National Book Award for Poetry, 1973. Dozens of poems by Ginsberg, written during the late 60s.

1972

The Complete Stories Of Flannery O'Connor

by O'Connor, Flannery

This book contains all of the short stories of Flannery O'Connor as well as some novelas.

1971

Mr. Sammler's Planet

by Bellow, Saul

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.

1970

Them

by Oates, Joyce Carol

(Them) refers to the Americans who occupy the outskirts of the country, in misery and poverty like Wendall and his family.

1969

Steps

by Kosinski, Jerzy

1968

The Eighth Day

by Wilder, Thornton

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.

The Light Around the Body

by Bly, Robert

National Book Award for Poetry 1968.

1967

The Fixer

by Malamud, Bernard

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".

1966

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

by Porter, Katherine Anne

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.

1965

Herzog

by Bellow, Saul

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.

1964

The Centaur

by Updike, John

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

1963

Morte D'Urban

by Powers, J. F.

Henry James: A Life

by Edel, Leon

Comprehensive biography with studies of his writings.

1962

The Moviegoer

by Percy, Walker

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 Prospects

by Mumford, Lewis

1961

The Waters of Kronos

by Richter, Conrad

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 Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

by Shirer, William L.

The definitive record of one of the most frightening chapters in the history of mankind

1960

Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

by Roth, Philip

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.

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