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              Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

              Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hearn, Lafcadio; Edited by Codrescu, Andrei; Foreword by Zipes, Jack

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              A collection of twenty-eight brilliant and strange stories, inspired by Japanese folk tales and written by renowned Western expatriate Lafcadio Hearn Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was one of the nineteenth century's best-known writers, his name celebrated alongside those of Mark Twa...in and Robert Louis Stevenson. Born in Greece and raised in Ireland, Hearn was a true prodigy and world traveler. He worked as a reporter in Cincinnati, New Orleans, and the West Indies before heading to Japan in 1890 on a commission from Harper's. There, he married a Japanese woman from a samurai family, changed his name to Koizumi Yakumo, and became a Japanese subject. An avid collector of traditional Japanese tales, legends, and myths, Hearn taught literature and wrote his own tales for both Japanese and Western audiences. Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn brings together twenty-eight of Hearn's strangest and most entertaining stories in one elegant volume. Hearn's tales span a variety of genres. Many are fantastical ghost stories, such as The Corpse-Rider, in which a man foils the attempts of his former wife's ghost to haunt him. Some are love stories in which the beloved is not what she appears to be: in The Story of Aoyagi, a young samurai narrowly escapes the wrath of his lord for marrying without permission, only to discover that his wife is the spirit of a willow tree. Throughout this collection, Hearn's reverence for Japan shines through, and his stories provide insights into the country's artistic and cultural heritage. With an introduction by Andrei Codrescu discussing Hearn's life and work, as well as a foreword by Jack Zipes, Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn provides a unique window into one writer's multicultural literary journey.
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              ISBN 9780691167756
              Released AU 15 Jun 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
              Language (English)
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              The Poetry Lesson

              The Poetry Lesson (Hardback)

              By Codrescu, Andrei

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              Presents a hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course taught by a 'typical fin-de-siecle salaried beatnik' - one with an antic imagination, an outsized personality and libido, and an endless store of entertaining literary anecdotes, reliable or otherwise.

              ISBN 9780691147246
              Released AU 15 Sep 2010
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              The Poetry Lesson
               

              The Poetry Lesson (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Codrescu, Andrei

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              The Poetry Lesson is a must-have manual for emerging poetry-monsters; a book of caveats for the peddlers of creative snake oil; an archaeo-psychological scan of instantly obsolete technology; the memoir of a professor relectantly abandoning his sex fantasies; the collected portra...it of deluded youth about to find out something horrific; an affectionate treatise on poetry as a cure of hubris; and a de profundis moan of flesh turning into fortune cookies --Cover, p. 4.
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              ISBN 9780691178059
              Released AU 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments

              Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments (Hardback)

              By Codrescu, Andrei

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              A retelling of the Arabian Nights and an exploration of the art of storytelling. It reimagines how Sheherezade saved Baghdad's virgins and her own life through a heroic feat of storytelling - one that kept the Persian king Sharyar hanging in agonizing narrative and erotic suspens...e for 1001 nights.
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              ISBN 9780691143378
              Released AU 15 May 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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              The Posthuman Dada Guide: tzara and lenin play chess

              The Posthuman Dada Guide: tzara and lenin play chess (Paperback, with French flaps)

              By Codrescu, Andrei

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              A handbook for practical living in posthuman world - all by way of examining the imagined 1916 chess game between Tristan Tzara, the daddy of Dada, and V I Lenin, the daddy of communism.

              ISBN 9780691137780
              Released AU 15 Feb 2009
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Public Square
              Language (English)
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              Konfidenz
               

              Konfidenz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dorfman, Ariel; Introduction by Codrescu, Andrei

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              Told almost exclusively through dialogue, Konfidenz opens with a woman entering a hotel room and receiving a call from a mysterious stranger who seems to know everything about her and the reasons why she has fled her homeland. Over the next nine hours he tells her many disturbing... things about her lover (who may be in great danger), the political situation in which they are enmeshed, and his fantasies of her. A terse political allegory that challenges our assumptions about character, the foundations of our knowledge, and the making of history, Konfidenz draws the reader into a postmodern mystery where nothing--including the text itself--is what it seems. First published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1995), most recent paperback Vintage (1998).
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              ISBN 9781564782939
              Released AU 15 Jun 2003
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Latin American Literature Series
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              Inside Cuba: The History, Culture, and Politics of an Outlaw Nation
                

              Inside Cuba: The History, Culture, and Politics of an Outlaw Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Miller, John; Kenedi, Aaron; Introduction by Codrescu, Andrei

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              In this timely, intelligent addition to the Inside series, Miller collects a stellar gathering of the most compelling writing about the passionate, mystifying land of Cuba.

              ISBN 9781569244845
              Released AU 5 Aug 2003
              Publisher Avalon Travel Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City
               

              New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City (EPUB ebook)

              By Codrescu, Andrei

              A "lovely collection" of essays by the NPR commentator about his beloved adopted city, both before and after Hurricane Katrina (Publishers Weekly). NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has long written about the unique city he calls home. How apt that a refugee born in Transylvania fo...und his place where vampires roam the streets and voodoo queens live around the corner; where cemeteries are the most popular picnic spots; the ghosts of poets, prostitutes, and pirates are palpable; and in the French Quarter, no one ever sleeps. Codrescu's essays have been called "satirical gems," "subversive," "funny," "gonzo," and "wittily poignant"-here is a writer who perfectly mirrors the wild, voluptuous character of New Orleans itself. This retrospective follows him from newcomer to near native: first seduced by the lush banana trees in his backyard and the sensual aroma of coffee at the cafe down the block, Codrescu soon becomes a Window Gang regular at the infamous bar Molly's on Decatur; does a stint as King of Krewe de Vieux Carre at Mardi Gras; befriends artists, musicians, and eccentrics; and exposes the city's underbelly of corruption, warning presciently about the lack of planning for floods in a city high on its own insouciance. Alas, as we all now know, Paradise is lost, but here Codrescu also writes about how the city's heart still beats even after 2005's devastating hurricane. New Orleans, Mon Amour is a portrait of an incomparable place, from a writer who "manages to be brilliant and insightful, tough and seductive about American culture" (The New York Times Book Review). "Finely honed portraits of a fabled city and its equally fabled inhabitants. The author, who has called the Big Easy home for two decades, shows how, like some gigantic bohemian magnet, New Orleans attracts some of the world's most talented, self-indulgent freaks. Codrescu finds himself quite at home there. He expertly weaves pages of New Orleans history through his stories of personal discovery and deb
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              ISBN 9781565127906
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              Language en
              Released AU 15 May 2018
              Publisher Workman Publishing
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              The Posthuman Dada Guide: tzara and lenin play chess
               

              The Posthuman Dada Guide: tzara and lenin play chess (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

              By Codrescu, Andrei

              A handbook for practical living in posthuman world - all by way of examining the imagined 1916 chess game between Tristan Tzara, the daddy of Dada, and V I Lenin, the daddy of communism.

              ISBN 9781400829842
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              Released AU 2 Feb 2009
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Public Square
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              The Poetry Lesson
                

              The Poetry Lesson (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

              By Codrescu, Andrei

              Presents a hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course taught by a 'typical fin-de-siecle salaried beatnik' - one with an antic imagination, an outsized personality and libido, and an endless store of entertaining literary anecdotes, reliable or otherwise.

              ISBN 9781400836048
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              Released AU 16 Aug 2010
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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