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Cogwheels and Other Stories
Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Mosaic Pr, 2015

From the literary giant of Japan, who is often referred to as the “Godfather of the Japanese short story,” and after whom the most coveted literary prize of Japan is named, the Akutagawa Prize, comes this collection of three of his greatest short stories.Akutagawa is probably best known for his story “Rasho?mon” which was adapted for the screen by legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. While he died at the young age of 35, the author penned ...


NORTHERN TALES (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
Howard Norman

Pantheon, 1990

With tales from the tribal peoples of Greenland, Canada, Siberia, Alaska, Japan, and the polar region, told and retold during months-long winter nights, Northern Tales gathers together a rich diversity of traditions and cultures, spanning the Way-Back Time through the coming of the first white explorers. By turns tragic and comic, fantastic and earthy, frivolous and profound, this collection transports the reader to the haunting, little-known ...


A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by Joseph Cornell
John Burghardt, Mary Caponegro, ...

D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2001

Jonathan Safran Foer, acclaimed young author of Everything is Illuminated , fell in love with the work of Joseph Cornell while still a student at Princeton University and embarked on an ambitious project: to interest some of America's best-known writers to create original fiction and poetry inspired by the boxed collages of this beloved artist. Beautifully designed and produced--with over 20 tipped-on color plates, some of which are reproduced ...


The Northern Lights: A Novel
Howard Norman

Picador, 2001

In the frozen wilderness of northern Manitoba, fourteen-year-old Noah Krainik lives with his mother and cousin. With his quirky, cheerful best friend, Pelly Bay, he explores this exotic, lonely land—the domain of Cree Indians, trappers, missionaries, and fugitives from the modern world. When tragedy strikes, Noah must go on alone, discovering a new life in the south and the bustling of Toronto. It is there in the Northern Lights movie ...


Next Life Might Be Kinder
Howard Norman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

“After my wife, Elizabeth Church, was murdered by the bellman Alfonse Padgett in the Essex Hotel, she did not leave me.” Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged, and brief.  In Howard Norman’s spellbinding and moving novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth’s murder are revealed in ...


Wishing Bone Cycle: Narrative Poems of the Swampy Cree Indians
Howard Norman

Ross Erikson, 1982

poetry, tr Norman, w/scholarly essay


I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place
Howard Norman

Mariner Books, 2014

“The events of a single episode of Howard Norman’s superb memoir are both on the edge of chaos and gathered superbly into coherent meaning . . . A wise, riskily written, beautiful book.” — Michael Ondaatje Howard Norman’s spellbinding memoir begins with a portrait, both harrowing and hilarious, of a Midwest boyhood summer working in a bookmobile, in the shadow of a grifter father and under the erotic tutelage of his brother’s ...


The Bird Artist: A Novel
Howard Norman

Picador, 1995

Howard Norman's The Bird Artist , the first book of his Canadian trilogy, begins in 1911. Its narrator, Fabian Vas is a bird artist: He draws and paints the birds of Witless Bay, his remote Newfoundland coastal village home. In the first paragraph of his tale Fabian reveals that he has murdered the village lighthouse keeper, Botho August. Later, he confesses who and what drove him to his crime--a measured, profoundly engrossing story of ...


Ploughshares Fall 2014 Guest-Edited by Percival Everett, ...

Ploughshares / Emerson College, 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Ploughshares, edited by Percival Everett. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Percival Everett (Erasure, I Am Not Sidney Poitier) guest-edits this all-fiction issue. As Everett writes in his introduction, the stories "range from so-called mimetic to ...


Museum Guard
Howard Norman

Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998

When the famous Dutch painting "Jewess on a Street in Amsterdam" arrives at a museum in Halifax, a disturbed young woman abandons her life in favor of the one she imagines for the painting's subject--even as being a Jew in Amsterdam becomes more perilous as the clouds of World War II gather in Europe.


The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese: And Other Tales of the Far North
Howard Norman

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1997

Based on decades of research and extended collaboration with Inuit storytellers, award-winning author Howard Norman’s masterful retellings of ten Inuit tales invite readers on a unique story--journey from Siberia and Alaska to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. Dramatic illustrations inspired by stonecut art of the Inuit people capture the beauty and mystery of these stories as they carry us--sometimes laughing, sometimes crying--from village ...


Born Tying Knots: Swampy Cree Naming Stories
Samuel Makidemewabe

Bear Claw Press, 1976


Critique of Pure Reason, Second Edition
Immanuel Kant, Gary Banham

Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason is one of the most rewarding, and difficult, of all philosophical works. The text followed is that of the second edition of 1787, and a translation is also given of all first edition passages which in the second edition are either altered or omitted. For this reissue of Kemp Smith's classic 1929 edition, Gary Banham has contributed a major new Bibliography of secondary sources on Kant, including stable internet ...


Paradise, or, Eat Your Face: A Trio of Novellas
Alan Cheuse

Santa Fe Writer's Project, 2012

From acclaimed author Alan Cheuse comes a trio of provocative novellas. In the title piece, Paradise, or, Eat Your Face , we meet travel writer Susan Wheelis and follow her exotic journey to Bali, and into her own frustrated soul. Care centers on Rafe Santera, a recent stroke victim who was once a vibrant, intellectual romantic. Attended by one of his many female admirers, we find ourselves in the midst of an unusual and politically incorrect ...


What Is Left the Daughter
Howard Norman

Mariner Books, 2011

Howard Norman, widely regarded as one of this country’s finest novelists, returns to the mesmerizing fictional terrain of his major books— The Bird Artist , The Museum Guard , and The Haunting of L —in this erotically charged and morally complex story. Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents, within hours of each other, jump off two different bridges—the result of their separate involvements with the ...


In Fond Remembrance of Me: A Memoir of Myth and Uncommon Friendship in the Arctic
Howard Norman

Picador, 2006

In the fall of 1977, Howard Norman went to Churchill, Manitoba, to translate Inuit folktales, and there he met Helen Tanizaki, an extraordinary linguist translating the same tales into Japanese. In Fond Remembrance of Me recaptures their


Ploughshares Fall 1998 Guest-Edited by Lorrie Moore, ...

Ploughshares / Emerson College, 2013

The Fall 1998 fiction issue of Ploughshares, guest edited by Lorrie Moore. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest edited serially by prominent writers who explore different and personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Award-winning author Lorrie Moore (Birds of America, Self Help) compiles this all-fiction issue of Ploughshares. In her introduction, Moore addresses the worst criticism an author can receive--"I could have ...


Ploughshares Winter 1997-98: Stories and Poems

Ploughshares Books, 1997

Contributors to this issue include: Julie Agoos, Robin Becker, Molly Bendall, Holly St. John Bergon, Chana Bloch, Jody Bolz, Peg Boyers, Kurt Brown, Richard Cecil, Ann Choi, Michael Collier, Kathryn Davis, Stuart Dybek, Karen Fish, Nick Flynn, Jonathan Galassi, Sandra M. Gilbert, Jody Gladding, Barry Goldensohn, Daniel Gutstein, Tony Hoagland, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Lily King, Philip Levine, Jon Loomis, David Mamet, Gail Mazur, David ...


The Haunting of L.
Howard Norman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002

The final book in Howard Norman's Canadian Trilogy: a novel about spirit-photographs, adultery, and greed It is 1927. Young Peter Duvett has accepted a job as an assistant to the elusive portraitist, Vienna Linn, in the remote town of Churchill, Manitoba. Peter's life is about to change in ways he scarcely could have imagined. Across Canada, Linn has been arranging and photographing gruesome accidents for the private collection, in London, of ...


My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries, and Preoccupations (Directions)
Howard Norman

National Geographic, 2004

Master storyteller Howard Norman draws on more than 30 years of visiting Nova Scotia for this remarkable ''book of selective memories.'' Combining stories, folklore, memoir, nature, poetry, and expository prose, the chapters of  My Famous Evening  ''may be seen as intersecting facets of reminiscence; there are certain refrains, themes, and preoccupations and I placed birds into as many of the book's nooks and crannies as possible.'' His goal: ...



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