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The Poetic Edda: Second Edition, Revised Cover Image
By Lee M. Hollander (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780292764996
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Published: University of Texas Press - January 1st, 1986

If you've ever been confused by Norse mythology, prepare to have that confusion turned up to whole new levels! This is a collection of somewhat dense but always beautiful poems written 1000 years ago. If you're fascinated by history and primary-source mythology, you should absolutely take it upon yourself to pick this up. -Alvin


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East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140186390
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1992

By far my favorite Steinbeck. His ability to create archetypal characters that are still fascinating is unparalleled, and on almost every page you can find at least one quote that makes you stop and look up at nothing. If you haven't read this classic yet, do so ASAP. -Alvin


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Infinite Jest Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780316066525
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 13th, 2006

A beautiful, post-modern masterpiece that can switch between hilarious, poignient, and heart-breaking at the drop of a hat. If you haven't read this yet, I wholeheartedly recommend that you do so, and set aside a good chunk of time. David Foster Wallace's social commentary is second-to-none. -Alvin


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The Master and Margarita (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143108276
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Published: Penguin Books - May 3rd, 2016

A wonderful, weird twisted look into 1950's Russia wrapped up in a story that never fails to entertain. Constains large, chainsmoking devil-cats. -Alvin


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Ficciones (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics #166) Cover Image
By Jorge Luis Borges, John Sturrock (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780679422990
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Published: Everyman's Library - May 25th, 1993

Borges crafts amazing worlds and fills them to the brim with incredibly rich, specific detail - and he does it in only 4-5 pages! -Alvin


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The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archive Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765365279
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Published: Tor Books - May 24th, 2011

If you're looking for a big, thick fantasy epic that's also fast-paced and action-oriented, look no further than here. Sanderson has built an incredibly deep and well-thought-out world, and yet he still manages to always keep things moving. -Alvin