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Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump Cover Image
ISBN: 9781786637376
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Published: Verso - May 15th, 2018

The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs Cover Image
By Ray Ginger, Mike Davis (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781931859400
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Published: Haymarket Books - May 1st, 2007

Vampire in Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811223461
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Published: New Directions - September 27th, 2016

Vila-Matas stories combine magic, sadness, and emotional punches to do that rare thing that is so difficult to achieve, good writing. 

Iza's Ballad Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, George Szirtes (Introduction by), George Szirtes (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681370347
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 18th, 2016

For those of you that have read The Door this is a great follow up novel thanks to NYRB classics. For you that have yet to read Szabo, come in buy this book, read it on a mountain, get some tea, and enjoy life. 

The Seven Madmen Cover Image
By Roberto Arlt, Julio Cortazar (Introduction by), Nick Caistor (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590179147
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Published: NYRB Classics - December 22nd, 2015

The machinations of the mind are just as complicated as the machinations of society. We need conspiracy theories, secret plans, and schemes to control them. Arlt reminds us, this usually does not work out.  

The Last Samurai Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811225502
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Published: New Directions - May 31st, 2016

At an early age I watched Kurosawa’s masterpiece The Seven Samurai. The consequences of this decision would only be learned when I picked up this book and now spend my days pondering the line that Dewitt uses throughout the book, “a good samurai will parry the blow”.

Sudden Death: A Novel Cover Image
By ÁLvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781594633461
Published: Riverhead Books - February 9th, 2016

Enrigue tells the story of an epic tennis match to tell us something a little bit more about enlightenment history. Sudden Death might be entirely fictional but with brazenness, brilliance, and humor it tells a very true story about our shared history.

Counternarratives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811225526
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Published: New Directions - May 17th, 2016

We love novels where the stories interlock, family sagas, and historical epics in which our faith in humanity is restored. In juxtaposition, as the title suggests, Keene's book challenges the idea of cohesion and redemption. Counternarratives takes us to the margins from a crazed general in the Amazon to Jim from Tom Sawyer. These stories remind us that even if redemption is impossible, recognition is still a radical literary act.

The Quick and the Dead (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375727641
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Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2002

The southwest, that strange and quixotic American landscape, which brings a dark magic to this anti-coming of age novel. Williams is not be nice to her characters. However, the world is not a nice place to begin with and maybe the best we can do is try and find grace in the oddest of places

Moses and Monotheism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394700144
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Published: Vintage -

Freud's last book written on the eve of World War Two is a spiteful but loving defense of Judaism against its most venomous enemies. I have a senior thesis about this book if you are interested.