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Sons Come and Go, Mothers Hang in Forever (The First Edition Society)

By: Saroyan, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286232

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the McGraw-Hill trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. 230 pp. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Cartoon-style illustrations by Al Hirschfeld. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Human Comedy, which was adapted to an Academy Award winning film starring Mickey Rooney. View more info

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The Age of Reason (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 335)

By: Sartre, Jean-Paul; Sutton, Eric

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1947

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205679

Condition: Very Good


1963-1970 printing. Jacket lightly foxed. 1947 Hard Cover. 397 pp. 8vo. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton. L'age de raison (The Age of Reason) is a 1945 novel by Jean Paul Sartre. It is the first part of the trilogy Les chemins de la liberté (The Roads to Freedom). The novel, set against the background of the bohemian Paris of the late 1930s, focuses around three days in the life of a philosophy teacher named Mathieu who is seeking to find the money to pay for an abortion for his mistress, Marcelle. In these three days, the motives of various characters and their actions are analyzed ... View more info

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Louisa May Alcott: A Modern Biography

By: Saxton, Martha

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2272681

ISBN: 0374524602

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xiv, 428 pp. Illustrated with black & white photographs. A modern biography of an ambivalent rebel and irreverent feminist who became, in spite of herself, one of our most popular authors. View more info

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Solzhenitsyn: A Biography

By: Scammell, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203590

ISBN: 0393018024

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Surface tear along edge of front endpaper.Near Fine. 1984 Hard Cover. 1051 pp. By far the best, as well as the most comprehensive, study of the writer that has yet appeared. It will put in Mr. Scammell's debt anyone who wishes to know more about genius under pressure, about the true measure of totalitarianism... - Bernard Levin, The Atlantic.Aleksandr Isayevich[a] Solzhenitsyn (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) (often Romanized to Alexandr or Alexander) was a Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer. He was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and communism and ... View more info

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Literature and Complaint in England 1272-1553

By: Scase, Wendy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oxford: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269955

ISBN: 0199270856

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2007 Hard Cover. Literature and Complaint in England 1272-1553 gives an entirely new and original perspective on the relations between early judicial process and the development of literature in England. Wendy Scase argues that texts ranging from political libels and pamphlets to laments of the unrequited lover constitute a literature shaped by the new and crucial role of complaint in the law courts. She describes how complaint took on central importance in the development of institutions such as Parliament and the common law in later medieval England, and a... View more info

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Homecoming: A Novel

By: Schlink, Bernhard; Heim, Michael Henry (Translator)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200791

ISBN: 0375420916

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 2008 Hard Cover. 260 pp. The first novel by Bernhard Schlink since his international best seller The Reader, Homecoming is the story of one man's odyssey and another man's pursuit. A child of World War II, Peter Debauer grew up with his mother and scant memories of his father, a victim of war. Now an adult, Peter embarks upon a search for the truth surrounding his mother's unwavering--but shaky--history and the possibility of finding his missing father after all these years. The search takes him across Europe, to the United States, and back: finding w... View more info

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Electra: A Novel

By: Schmitt, Gladys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203597

ISBN: 1125154098

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Jacket rubbed, small surface tear to front jacket flap. 1965 Hard Cover. 313 pp. The Electra story, for which the Greeks had many words--those of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, is in itself difficult to diminish. But anyone remembering the innately stately, sombre qualities of the more classical versions and recent film may find that this Electra becomes mourning indeed. Schmitt's style, a very frequent target of criticism (verbiage, lumpy lyricism) is given to a kind of female sensuousity. What the young Electra here refers to over and over as the unimagin... View more info

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Structuralism in Literature: An Introduction

By: Scholes, Robert

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1975

Seller ID: 1520404

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed & creased, several pages dog-eared. 1975 Trade Paperback. xii, 223 pp. A distinguished literary critic explores the linguistic background of structuralism, its historical connections to romanticism and Russian formalism, and the theory and practice of the leading contemporary structuralist literary critics. Beautifully lucid, and at the same time intelligently critical...Perhaps the most valuable general work [on the subject] available. - Times Higher Education Supplement View more info

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The Street of Crocodiles: Writers from the Other Europe

By: Schulz, Bruno; Wieniewska, Celina; Ficowski, Jerzy; Kandel, Michael

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1977

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281270

ISBN: 014004227X

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Edges rubbed with a few light creases. 1977 Mass Market Paperback. 160 pp. The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of Bruno Schulz's uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic. Most memorable - and most chilling - is the portrait of the author's father, a maddened shopkeeper who imports rare birds' eggs to hatch in his attic, who believes tailors' dummies should be treated like people, and whose obsessive fear ... View more info

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The Accounting

By: Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Penmaen Press: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2270644

ISBN: 0915778491

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 50 copies. Hand-numbered XIII and signed by the author and artist Michael McCurdy on limitation page. Print hand-numbered 13/50 and signed by McCurdy laid in (these woodcut prints were only included with the hardcover deluxe edition). Includes onion skin jacket, which has a few light creases to the front flap corners and a few tiny spots on the front and rear panels. 1983 Hard Cover. 27, [9] pp. This short story was released simultaneously in three editions: 100 numbered signed copies in wrappers, 150 unsigned copies in wrappers, and 50 signed copies casebound by Debora... View more info

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Face to Face: A Reader in the World

By: Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271619

ISBN: 0807072206

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. From the author of the acclaimed Ruined by Reading, a new book about making connections in our increasingly disconnected and technologically mediated world. Following Ruined by Reading, Face to Face takes the author from her solitary life in books to her shared life with others--from the most marginal encounters on the street to the close relationships that sustain her. Beginning with the title piece--a witty and insightful look at how the telephone has ... View more info

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Acquainted with the Night: And Other Stories

By: Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271614

ISBN: 0060153075

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 226 pp. The author presents her first collection of short stories, which reveal astute observations of middle-class life and targets the compromises that propriety and prudence demand of the heart. View more info

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La Mulatresse Solitude (French Edition)

By: Schwarz-Bart, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Editions Du Seuil: 1972

Seller ID: 2196630

ISBN: 2020064197

Condition: Good


Ink underlining. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A mixed-race girl lives through the dangers of excitement of the late 18th century. View more info

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The Waverley Novels, Illustrated Edition in 48 Volumes, with the Author's Notes

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Ticknor & Fields: 1863

Seller ID: 1956509

Condition: Very Good


Spines faded & lightly spotted, boards a bit rubbed. 1863 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in forty-eight volumes. 8vo. Original purple cloth, paper spine labels. Engravings and woodcuts throughout. Advertisement preceding text states: This edition of the Waverley Novels contains, with a few exceptions, all the Woodcuts that appeared in the Abbotsford Edition, besides the Steel Plates belonging to the Author's Favourite Edition in forty-eight volumes. Sir Walter Scott took much pleasure in forming a museum at Abbotsford of the antiquities which illustrated the... View more info

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Ivanhoe (Signet Classics)

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201560

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light rubbing to wrappers. 2001 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. England's past comes alive in this classic tale featuring the disinherited knight Ivanhoe, his fair lady Rowena, and such larger-than-life characters as Richard the Lion Hearted and Robin Hood. A novel of the crusades, chivalry, and courtly love that not only recreated history, but made history as well. View more info

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The Waverley Novels, in 24 Volumes: Waverley or 'Tis Sixty Years Since; Guy Mannering: The Astrologer; The Antiquary; The Black Dwarf and Old Mortality [Tales of My Landlord, First Series]; Rob Roy; The Heart of Mid-Lothian [Tales of My Landlord, Second Series]; The Bride of Lammermoor and A Legend of Montrose [Tales of My Landlord, Third Series]; Ivanhoe. A Romance.; The Monastery; The Abbot: Being a Sequel to The Monastery; Kenilworth; The Pirate; The Fortunes of Nigel; Peveril of the Peak; Quentin Durward; St. Ronan's Well; Redgauntlet: A Tale of the Eighteenth Century; The Betrothed: A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; The Talisman: A Tale of the Crusaders and The Chronicles of the Canongate; Woodstock, or The Cavalier: A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-One; The Fair Maid of Perth, or St. Valentine's Day (Chronicles of the Canongate - Second Series); Anne of Geierstein; or, The Maiden of the Mist; Count Robert of Paris; The Chronicles of the...

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $350.00

Publisher: DeWolfe, Fiske, & Co.: 1871

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2204228

Condition: Near Fine


No date, circa 1871 (last dated preface). Minor wear to corners, a few volumes lightly spotted along page ridge, but overall an exceptional set. We have more books available by this author!. Complete set in twenty-four volumes. 8vo. Brown cloth, black decorations, gilt title panels and cameo portrait of author. Illustrated with engravings and woodcuts throughout. Includes advertisement to the Abbotsford edition, preface to the third edition, preface and introduction to the original edition, and advertisement to the last English edition. Waverley is a 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. ... View more info

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Ivanhoe: A Romance (New Century Library, The Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Vol. IX)

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1830

Seller ID: 2262489

Condition: Very Good


Spine and edges lightly rubbed, no publisher date (Introduction dated 1830). We have more books available by this author!. xxxi, 574 pp. Ivanhoe /?a?v?n?ho?/ is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1820 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance. At the time it was written it represented a shift by Scott away from fairly realistic novels set in Scotland in the comparatively recent past, to a somewhat fanciful depiction of medieval England. It has proved to be one of the best known and most influential of Scott's novels. Ivanhoe is set in 12th-century England, with colourfu... View more info

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The Lady of the Lake

By: Scott, Sir Walter; Lang, Andrew

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston: L.C. Page & Company: 1899

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2129886

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to corners, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. xxx, 235 pp. 8vo. Scott's classic poem, with an introduction by Andrew Lang, and illustrations by C.E. Brock. The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and Ja... View more info

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The Talisman

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1859181

Condition: Fair


Wrappers toned and chipped at corners, binding repaired. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. Sixpence edition, ca. 1900. The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was published in 1825 as the second of his Tales of the Crusaders, the first being The Betrothed. The piece features many schemes from within the alliance against Richard the Lionheart's plans to complete the Crusade. These involve historical figures such as the Master of the Knights Templar and Conrad of Montserrat (the historical Conrad of Montferrat: Scott mistook the F for a long S in his researches). Afte... View more info

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St. Ronan's Well

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1859186

Condition: Good


Wrappers and spine toned and rubbed, front wrapper slightly loose. We have more books available by this author!. 756-918 pp. Sixpence edition. Redgauntlet (1824) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Dumfries, Scotland in 1765, and described by Magnus Magnusson (a point first made by Andrew Lang) as in a sense, the most autobiographical of Scott's novels. It describes the beginnings of a fictional third Jacobite Rebellion, and includes Wandering Willie's Tale, a famous short story which frequently appears in anthologies. View more info

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Waverley

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1859190

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned and rubbed, small tears along spine. We have more books available by this author!. 183 pp. Sixpence edition, published ca. 1900. Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as the first historical novel. It became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as being by the author of Waverley. His series of works on similar themes written during the same period have become collectively known as the Waverley Novels. In 1815, Scott was given the honour ... View more info

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The Talisman (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Chubb, Thomas Caldecot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2199005

Condition: Near Fine


Top corner slightly pushed. 1976 Full-Leather. xxv, [3], 369 pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Thomas Caldecot Chubb, color frontispiece of author by R. Shore, illustrations by Federico Castellon. The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was published in 1825 as the second of his Tales of the Crusaders, the first being The Betrothed. The piece features many schemes from within the alliance against Richard the Lionheart's plans to complete the Crusade. These involve historical figures... View more info

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The Talisman (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Chubb, Thomas Caldecot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2205665

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly scuffed along top edge. 1976 Full-Leather. xxv, [3], 369 pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Thomas Caldecot Chubb, color frontispiece of author by R. Shore, illustrations by Federico Castellon. The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was published in 1825 as the second of his Tales of the Crusaders, the first being The Betrothed. The piece features many schemes from within the alliance against Richard the Lionheart's plans to complete the Crusade. These involve historical fig... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, with a Sketch of His Life, Complete in One Volume

By: Scott, Walter; Lake, J.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J. Crissy and Desilver, Thomas, and Co.: 1836

Seller ID: 1893104

Condition: Very Good


Light stain along binding edge, moderately foxed. 1836 Full-Leather. xxviii, 443 pp. Original full calf, gilt titles & rules, maroon spine panel, marbled page ridges & endpapers. Engraved frontispiece of author from a painting by C.R. Leahe. Two-column format. A collection of poetry by the Scottish author, together with a biographical sketch. View more info

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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285622

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xxvi, 471, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Sewn binding. Introduction by Laurence Templeton, illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819, and is set in 12th-century England, and is an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes creditted for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed that Scott 'had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages,' while Carlyle and ... View more info

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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2287027

Condition: Good


Edges stained, front and end matter foxed. 1977 Full-Leather. xxvi, 471, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Sewn binding. Introduction by Laurence Templeton, illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819, and is set in 12th-century England, and is an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes creditted for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed that Scott 'had first turned men's minds in the direct... View more info

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Austerlitz

By: Sebald, W.G.; Bell, Anthea (Translator)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2011

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2277414

ISBN: 0812982614

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lightly rubbed. 2011 Trade Paperback. Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he foll... View more info

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The Emergence of Memory: Conversations with W. G. Sebald

By: Sebald, W.G.; Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285581

ISBN: 1583227857

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. 176 pp. When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning translator and author Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound portrait of the writer, who has been praised posthumously for his unflinching explorations of historical cruelty, memory, and dislocation. With contributions from poet, essayist, and translator Charles Simic, New Republic editor Ruth F... View more info

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200794

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Minor surface tear on spine base. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desir... View more info

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By: Sedaris, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274136

ISBN: 0316777722

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge foxed. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. ... View more info