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Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down

by Ishmael Reed

"Folks. This here is the story of the Loop Garoo Kid. A cowboy so bad he made a working posse of spells phone in sick. A bullwhacker so unfeeling he left the print of winged mice on hides of crawling women....


Reckless Eyeballing

by Ishmael Reed

It's the 1980s and the politics of the New York theater scene have taken yet another turn.

Masochism is out and feminism is in, Jews are out and Germans are in, race is out and gender is in, and everyone's fighting...


The Terrible Twos

by Ishmael Reed

The Terrible Twos is a wickedly funny, sharp-edged fictional assault on all those sulky, spoiled naysayers needing instant gratification--Americans. Ishmael Reed's sixth novel depicts a zany, bizarre, and all-too-believable...


The Last Days of Louisiana Red: A Novel

by Ishmael Reed

"The Last Days of Louisiana Red blends paradox, hyperbole, understatement and signifyin' so expertly you can almost hear a droll black voice telling the tales as you read it."—The New Republic When Papa LaBas...


The Free-Lance Pallbearers: A Novel

by Ishmael Reed

"For all the talk of the black aesthetic, few black novelists have broken sharply with the traditional devices of the realistic novel. One writer who departs from such conventions, however, is Ishmael Reed....


The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (German and Austrian Literature Series)

by Rainer maria Rilke & Burton Pike

"Translator Burton Pike captures the edgy, haunting beauty of this little-known masterpiece."-O MagazineFirst published in 1910, Rilke's Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is one the first great modernist novels,...


The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am (Norwegian Literature Series)

by Kjersti A. Skomsvold & Kerri A. Pierce

The highly acclaimed debut of one of Norway's brightest talents.Mathea Martinsen has never been good at dealing with other people. After a lifetime, her only real accomplishment is her longevity: everyone she...


Barley Patch (Australian Literature Series)

by Gerald Murnane

Discover the Australian novelist ranked by Ladbrokes as a top-five contender for the 2010 Nobel Prize.Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction-or so he thinks-forever. Using...


J R

National Book Award for Fiction 1976

by William Gaddis & Rick Moody

A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by Rick Moody.Winner of the 1976 National Book Award, J R is a biting satire about the many ways in which capitalism twists the American spirit...


The Recognitions

by William Gaddis & William H. Gass

A great masterpiece by William Gaddis, with a new introduction by William H. Gass.The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar ?ction" and the "?rst great cultural critique, which, even if Heller...


Dukla (Polish Literature Series)

by Andrzej Stasiuk & Bill Johnston

Stasiuk's masterpiece-in line with the work of Danilo Kis and countryman Bruno Schulz-is finally made available in English in a stunning translation by Bill Johnston.At several points in the haunting Dukla,...


The Splendor of Portugal (Portuguese Literature Series)

by António Lobo Antunes & Brendan Riley

From the author The New Yorker hails as "one of the most skillful psychological portraitists writing anywhere." The Splendor of Portugal's four narrators are members of a once well-to-do family whose plantation...


The Truth about Marie

by Jean-Philippe Toussaint & Matthew B. Smith

Moving through a variety of locales and adventures, The Truth about Marie revisits the unnamed narrator of Toussaint's acclaimed Running Away, reporting on his now disintegrated relationship with the titular...


Life on Sandpaper (Hebrew Literature Series)

by Yoram Kaniuk & Anthony Berris

Susan Sontag writes: “Of the novelists I have discovered in translation . . . the three for whom I have the greatest admiration are Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez, Peter Handke, and Yoram Kaniuk.“A whirlwind of...


On Elegance While Sleeping (Argentinian Literature Series)

by Emilio Lascano Tegui & Idra Novey

“A hidden genius of Argentine literature.”—Le Monde

The first English translation of the self-proclaimed "Viscount" Emilio Lascano Tegui-a friend of Picasso and Apollinaire, and a larger-than-life eccentric...


Night Soul and Other Stories (American Literature Series)

by Joseph McElroy

New stories from a master of American fiction.Best known for his complex and beautiful novels—regularly compared to those of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo—Joseph McElroy is equally at home...


The Dolls' Room (Catalan Literature Series)

by Llorenç|Bonner, Deborah Villalonga

Dalkey Archive is proud to announce our Catalan Literature Series with a great Catalan classic.A classic of contemporary Catalan literature, and a haunting and satirical portrait of a vanishing age, Llorenç...


Dolly City (Hebrew Literature Series)

by Orly Castel-Bloom & Dalya Bilu

Gruesome, unhinged, and hilarious, Dolly City is widely recognized as one of the most disconcerting—and brilliant—literary works ever to come out of Israel.“Dolly City—a city without a base, without...


Sherbrookes: Possession / Sherbrookes / Stillness (American Literature Series)

by Nicholas Delbanco

The collected early novels of an American master.Now finally collected into a single volume, the Sherbrookes trilogy-Possession, Sherbrookes, and Stillness-is Nicholas Delbanco's most celebrated achievement....


Impressions of Africa (French Literature Series)

by Raymond Roussel & Mark Polizzotti

The long-awaited new translation of the most dazzling and unclassifiable work of fiction in any language.In a mythical African land, some shipwrecked and uniquely talented passengers stage a grand gala to entertain...