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9781846883910 | Alma Books, November 29, 2016, cover price $17.00

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Product Description: In this brilliant collection, a renowned critic vividly depicts the dynamic relationships between authors, their work, and their readers Acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author’s life and work...read more

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9780300215366 | 1 edition (Yale Univ Pr, June 28, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In this brilliant collection, a renowned critic vividly depicts the dynamic relationships between authors, their work, and their readers Acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author’s life and work.

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Product Description: A frank and searing novel, written in insightful and compelling vignettes, about the dissolution of a long marriage.      'Somehow it seemed to him the only thing that would really solve the problem would be to return to the sea and find the old ring with their names and the wedding date engraved inside in 22 carat gold and put it on again and then the world would magically return to what it had been before...read more

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9781910701157 | Gardners Books, February 11, 2016, cover price $27.80 | About this edition: A frank and searing novel, written in insightful and compelling vignettes, about the dissolution of a long marriage.

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Product Description: Arising from a dissatisfaction with blandly general or abstrusely theoretical approaches to translation, this book sets out to show, through detailed and lively analysis, what it really means to translate literary style. Combining linguistic and lit crit approaches, it proceeds through a series of interconnected chapters to analyse translations of the works of D...read more

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9781138137585 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, January 20, 2016), cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Arising from a dissatisfaction with blandly general or abstrusely theoretical approaches to translation, this book sets out to show, through detailed and lively analysis, what it really means to translate literary style.

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9781905763047 | 2 edition (Routledge, November 9, 2007), cover price $54.95

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Product Description: The first Duckworth novel is "Better than Silence of the Lambs . . . Macabre fun orchestrated with immaculate precision. It's a killer" (Los Angeles Times)Morris Duckworth teaches English to the pampered rich of Verona, and Morris is not pleased...read more

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9781628725940 | Arcade Pub, October 6, 2015, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The first Duckworth novel is "Better than Silence of the Lambs .

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Product Description: The second Duckworth novel is "A wild and wacky thriller that's like sharing a roller-coaster ride with a suave maniac" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Morris Duckworth can't get over Massimina, or Mimi, as he likes to refers to her...read more

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9781559705561 | Arcade Pub, January 8, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: After Morris Duckworth sees Mimi's photograph wink at him during a visit to her gravesite, he can't forget her and questions the events leading to her death.

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9781628725742 | Arcade Pub, October 6, 2015, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The second Duckworth novel is "A wild and wacky thriller that's like sharing a roller-coaster ride with a suave maniac" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
9781611451924 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $19.95
9781559706025 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, February 14, 2002), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: After kidnapping and killing his ex-fiancTe, Mimi, Morris Duckworth cannot live with himself, or the questions festering around her death, in the sequel to Juggling the Stars.

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Product Description: New Directions is proud to be the publisher of the the distinguished Italian novelist Antonio Tabucchi, whose works include The Edge of the Horizon, a story of an “unimportant death,” now available for the first time in a paperback edition...read more
By Tim Parks (trans)

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9780811224512 | New Directions, August 27, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: New Directions is proud to be the publisher of the the distinguished Italian novelist Antonio Tabucchi, whose works include The Edge of the Horizon, a story of an “unimportant death,” now available for the first time in a paperback edition.

Three months after the Japanese surrender one man was still fighting the War = Oba of the Japanese Army. Author was an American officer at the time Oba conducted his one-man war. He conducted extensive interview with access to official military documents to write this book.

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9780198739593 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 16, 2015, cover price $24.95
9780515097047, titled "Oba: The Last Samurai" | Reprint edition (Jove Pubns, August 1, 1988), cover price $3.95 | also contains Oba: The Last Samurai | About this edition: Three months after the Japanese surrender one man was still fighting the War = Oba of the Japanese Army.

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9781590178843 | New York Review of Books, May 12, 2015, cover price $19.95
9780387101316, titled "Electron Microscopy at Molecular Dimensions: State of the Art and Strategies for the Future" | Springer Verlag, October 1, 1980, cover price $86.95 | also contains Electron Microscopy at Molecular Dimensions: State of the Art and Strategies for the Future

Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute, the Buddhist retreat where Beth Marriot has taken refuge, and that’s a big advantage. Beth has been working as a server, assisting in the kitchen and helping out—discreetly, so the meditators aren’t disturbed. The meditators are making big sacrifices to come here and change their lives. So the servers must observe the rules, and silence and separation of the sexes are chief among them.But Beth is fighting demons. She came here at a crossroads in her life, caught between an older lover who wouldn’t choose her and a young one who wants to marry her, and she may have caused another man’s death when she risked her own life swimming out to sea in a gale. A singer in a band, vital and impulsive, fleshy and sexy, she has been a rebel and a provocateur. And now, conflicted and wandering, she stumbles on a diary in the men’s dorm and cannot keep away from it, or the man who wrote it. At the same time, desiring—all too hard—to achieve the inner peace that Buddhist practice promises, she yearns for the example set by the slim, silent, white-clad teacher Mi Nu, and maybe yearns for something more.Comic and poignant at the same time, swiftly paced and completely engaging, Sex Is Forbidden is an entertaining novel about two profoundly different attitudes to life, and Beth—our narrator—is a character to be savored.

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9781611459074 | Arcade Pub, October 1, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute, the Buddhist retreat where Beth Marriot has taken refuge, and that’s a big advantage.
9780374986872, titled "Hamlet and the Scottish Succession" | Octagon Books, July 1, 1970, cover price $17.50 | also contains Hamlet and the Scottish Succession | About this edition: An examination of the relations of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to the Scottish Succession and the Essex Conspiracy.

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9781628725346 | Arcade Pub, April 21, 2015, cover price $14.99

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Product Description: Selections from Leopardi’s prose masterwork, Zibaldone, one of the great intellectual diaries in European literature, expertly translated by Tim ParksRevenge—Revenge is so sweet one often wishes to be insulted so as to be able to take revenge, and I don’t mean just by an old enemy, but anyone, or even (especially when in a really bad mood) by a friend...read more
By Tim Parks (trans)

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9780300186338 | Yale Univ Pr, October 7, 2014, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Selections from Leopardi’s prose masterwork, Zibaldone, one of the great intellectual diaries in European literature, expertly translated by Tim ParksRevenge—Revenge is so sweet one often wishes to be insulted so as to be able to take revenge, and I don’t mean just by an old enemy, but anyone, or even (especially when in a really bad mood) by a friend.

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9781628725933 | Arcade Pub, October 6, 2015, cover price $24.99

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9781846557187 | Gardners Books, July 3, 2014, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: BOOKS

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Product Description: “So inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand.”―Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review Tim Parks’s books on Italy have been hailed as "so vivid, so packed with delectable details, [they] serve as a more than decent substitute for the real thing" (Los Angeles Times Book Review)...read more

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9780393239324 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, June 10, 2013), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The best-selling author of Italian Neighbors returns with a wry and revealing portrait of Italian life―by riding its trains.

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9780393348828 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, May 5, 2014), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “So inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand.

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Product Description: Already a highly successful lawyer, Daniel Savage has just been promoted to the position of Crown Court judge—though jealous colleagues whisper that his promotion might be due to the fact that he is black. He decides that it’s finally time to settle down, forswear philandering, and rededicate himself to his family...read more

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9781559706919 | 1 edition (Arcade Pub, September 8, 2003), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Recently promoted to Crown Court judge, middle-aged Daniel Savage decides that it is finally time to settle down, give up philandering, renew relationships with his family, and live an exemplary life in light of his new position, but a young woman from his past possesses a secret that could ruin his career and marriage.

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9781611458831 | Arcade Pub, October 1, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Already a highly successful lawyer, Daniel Savage has just been promoted to the position of Crown Court judge—though jealous colleagues whisper that his promotion might be due to the fact that he is black.
9781611451740 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: A gripping, suspenseful, and compulsively readable novel.
9781559707404 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, October 11, 2004), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Recently promoted to Crown Court judge, middle-aged Daniel Savage decides that it is finally time to settle down, give up philandering, renew relationships with his family, and live an exemplary life in light of his new position, but a young woman from his past possesses a secret that could ruin his career and marriage.

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By Tim Parks (foreword by)

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9781847493118 | Alma Books, October 1, 2013, cover price $15.95

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Product Description: In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges, Beckett, and Christina Stead; contemporary writers including Vikram Seth and Salman Rushdie; and the late W...read more

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9781559706100 | Arcade Pub, November 1, 2001, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Reflections on literature and the art of writing discuss literary masterpieces from such authors as Giacomo Leopardi, Jorge Luis Borges, Henry Green, Christina Stead, and Giovanni Verga.

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9781611458848 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, October 1, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing.
9781611451641 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: This title collects 19 essays by novelist Parks, many of which first appeared in the New York Review of Books.
9781559706537 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, December 6, 2002), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Filled with humor and insight, a vast array of thought-provoking reflections on literature and the art of writing discusses literary masterpieces from such authors as Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, Henry Green, Christina Stead, and Giovanni Verga.

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Product Description: By Antonio Tabucchi, one of the most renowned voices in European literature and the foremost Italian writer of his generation, The Woman of Porto Pim is made up of enchanting, hallucinatory fragments that take place on the Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal...read more
By Tim Parks (trans)

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9781935744740 | Reprint edition (Archipelago Books, April 23, 2013), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: By Antonio Tabucchi, one of the most renowned voices in European literature and the foremost Italian writer of his generation, The Woman of Porto Pim is made up of enchanting, hallucinatory fragments that take place on the Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal.

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Product Description: Christopher Burton, the protagonist of this masterful novel, is one of Britain’s foremost foreign correspondents, the acknowledged world expert on Italian affairs. Three months after returning to London with his Italian wife for an extended stay, Burton receives a phone call at the reception desk of his hotel informing him that his teenage son has committed suicide...read more

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9781559705172 | Arcade Pub, April 10, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Christopher Burton, Great Britain's most well-known foreign correspondent, finds his life and marriage shattered by the suicide of his teenaged son

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9781611458152 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, April 7, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Christopher Burton, the protagonist of this masterful novel, is one of Britain’s foremost foreign correspondents, the acknowledged world expert on Italian affairs.
9781611451412 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A masterful, completely compelling new novel by the best-selling author of Europa.
9781559705752 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, April 17, 2001), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Britain's most well-known foreign correspondent finds his life, and marriage, shattered by the suicide of his teenaged son, in a new novel by the acclaimed author of Europa.

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9780754005292 | Unabridged edition (Sterling Audio Books, October 1, 2000), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Three months after returning to England, Christopher Burton, receives a phone-call at the reception desk of the Rembrandt Hotel, Knightsbridge that informs him of his son's suicide.

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Product Description: Morris Duckworth teaches English to the pampered rich of Verona and is not pleased. Living a meager existence in a squalid apartment, he regards his privileged students with envy and disdain, first wreaking revenge by petty theft and then, like all good criminals, graduating to grander larceny...read more

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9780792716426 | Large print edition (Chivers North Amer, December 1, 1993), cover price $21.95

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9781611458206 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, April 7, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Morris Duckworth teaches English to the pampered rich of Verona and is not pleased.
9781611451757 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: This comic thriller is the hugely enjoyable prequel to Mimi’s Ghost.
9781559705516 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, January 8, 2001), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: The prequel to Mimi's Ghost chronicles the tragic obsessive love affair between English teacher Morris Duckworth and his wealthy student, a beautiful but vacant heiress.
9780792716419 | Large print edition (Chivers North Amer, September 1, 1993), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Morris Duckworth, an unhappy and poverty-stricken English teacher in Verona, descends deeper and deeper into crime and violence as he moves from petty theft to a plot to kidnap a wealthy heiress who has fallen in love with him.

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Product Description: In Adultery and Other Diversions, Tim Parks seeks, as he puts it, to “dramatize the intimate relation between reflections that are timeless and the ongoing story of our lives.” He succeeds magnificently. Whether his focus is adultery, marriage, his relationship with his father, ghosts, his children, Italian soccer mania, or his work as a renowned writer and translator, Parks writes with astonishing clarity and intensity...read more

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9781559704700 | Arcade Pub, March 5, 1999, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A selection of essays reflect upon adultery, fidelity, Europe, ghosts, magic, destiny, and conformity

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9781611458213 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, April 7, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In Adultery and Other Diversions, Tim Parks seeks, as he puts it, to “dramatize the intimate relation between reflections that are timeless and the ongoing story of our lives.
9781611451078 | Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: This collection of 13 essays looks for philosophical inspiration in the quotidian.
9781559705189 | Arcade Pub, April 10, 2000, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A selection of essays reflect upon adultery, fidelity, Europe, ghosts, magic, destiny, and conformity

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Product Description: At the midpoint of his life, Jerry Marlow finds himself on a bus taking him from Milan to Strasbourg. Sitting slightly off-center on the long back seat, he takes stock of the wreckage strewn behind him—a failed marriage, a daughter going astray, and an affair that has left him both numb and licking every wound, self-inflicted or otherwise...read more

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9781611456981 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, February 8, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: At the midpoint of his life, Jerry Marlow finds himself on a bus taking him from Milan to Strasbourg.

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Product Description: This darkly comic and inherently tragic novel charts the emotional disintegration of a 45-year-old man mourning the end of an affair.

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9781559704441 | Arcade Pub, September 14, 1998, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Caught at the crossroads of his life, Jerry Marlow, a middle-aged British professor teaching at an Italian university, recounts his fantasies and memories with his current quest for cultural unity and true love

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9781611451498 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, April 18, 2011), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: This darkly comic and inherently tragic novel charts the emotional disintegration of a 45-year-old man mourning the end of an affair.
9781559705066 | Arcade Pub, October 11, 1999, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Caught at the crossroads of his life, Jerry Marlow, a middle-aged British professor teaching at an Italian university, recounts his fantasies and memories with his current quest for cultural unity and true love

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Product Description: Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football (which we Americans know as “soccer”) a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities? After twenty years in the bel paese, Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of his hometown soccer club, Hellas Verona, to pay a different kind of visit to some of the world’s most beautiful cities, and to get a fresh take on the conundrum that is national character...read more

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9781611457339 | Reprint edition (Arcade Pub, November 13, 2012), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states?

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Product Description: Hypochondria, insomnia, restlessness, and yearning are the lame muses of these brief pages. I would have liked to call them Extravaganzas . . . because many of them wander about in a strange outside that has no inside, like drifting splinters...read more
By Tim Parks (trans)

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9781935744566 | Archipelago Books, October 16, 2012, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Hypochondria, insomnia, restlessness, and yearning are the lame muses of these brief pages.

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