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1960

James Joyce

by Ellmann, Richard

Biography of the Irish author

1959

The Magic Barrel

by Malamud, Bernard

Thirteen short stories, mostly about first-generation Jewish immigrants in America

Mistress to an Age

by Herold, J. Christopher

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.

Words for the Wind: The Collected Verse of Theodore Roethke

by Theodore Roethke

A collection of the Northwest poet's work up until 1958, which won the National Book Award in 1959.

1958

The Wapshot Chronicle

by Cheever, John

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 Throne

by Bowen, Catherine Drinker

1957

The Field of Vision

by Morris, Wright

Russia Leaves the War

by Kennan, George F.

1956

Ten North Frederick

by O'Hara, John

Complex novel.

An American in Italy

by Kubly, Herbert

1955

A Fable

by Faulkner, William

From the inside flap An allegorical story of World War I set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment.

The Measure of Man

by Krutch, Joseph Wood

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

by Stevens, Wallace

This definitive poetry collection, originally published in 1954 to honor Stevens on his 75th birthday, contains:- "Harmonium"- "Ideas of Order"- "The Man With the Blue Guitar"- "Parts of the World"- "Transport Summer"- "The Auroras of Autumn"- "The

1954

The Adventures of Augie March

by Bellow, Saul

A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a 'born recruit', easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny.

Bruce Catton's Civil War Trilogy: Mr. Lincoln's War, Glory Road, A Stillness at Appomattox

by Catton, Bruce

Thorough overview of the Civil War and related matters.

1953

Invisible Man

by Ellison, Ralph

Invisible Manis a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.

The Course of Empire

by Voto, Bernard A. De

1952

From Here to Eternity

by Jones, James

Set in Hawaii in 1941, an epic tale of the brutal life of a soldier, portraying the courage, violence and passions of servicemen. A National Book Award winner.

The Sea Around Us

by Carson, Rachel

The sea has always challenged the minds and imagination of men and even today it remains the last great frontier of Earth.

1951

Collected Stories

by Faulkner, William

"I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.

Herman Melville

by Arvin, Newton

One of America's most enigmatic literary figures, Herman Melville lived a life full of adventure, hardship, and moral conflict.

1950

The Man with the Golden Arm (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Algren, Nelson

The Man with the Golden Arm is Nelson Algren's most powerful and enduring work. On the 50th anniversary of its publication in November 1949, for which Algren was honored with the first National Book Award (which he received from none other than Eleanor Roosevelt at a ceremony in March 1950), Seven Stories is proud to release the first critical edition of an Algren work.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Rusk, Ralph L.

Paterson

by Williams, William Carlos and Macgowan, Christopher J.

Throw out your dog-eared, your pencil-scrawled, your pale, fading copies of earlier incarnations. This is the definitive edition of Williams' compassionate but clear-eyed poem about man and modernity in America, revised and annotated by Christopher MacGowan.

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