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David Bellos

David Bellos

·3.87·18,218 Ratings
“ If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. ” ― Lao Tzu
Authors' Books
  • The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays

    2004·
    ·4.32·789 Ratings
    From one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers of the twentieth century–two novels, six short stories, and a pair of essays in a single volume. In both his essays and his fiction, Albert Camus (1913—1960) de-ployed his lyric eloquence in defe
  • The Successor

    2003·
    ·3.43·601 Ratings
  • The Pyramid

    1992·
    ·3.65·430 Ratings
  • Things: A Story of the Sixties; A Man Asleep

    1965·
    ·3.97·995 Ratings
    With the American publication of Life, a User's Manual in 1987, Georges Perec was immediately recognized in the U.S. as one of this century's most innovative writers. Now Godine is pleased to issue two of his most powerful novels in one volume: Things, in
  • W, or the Memory of Childhood

    2010·
    ·3.87·1,328 Ratings
    Combining fiction and autobiography in a quite unprecedented way, Georges Perec leads the reader inexorably towards the horror that lies at the origin of the post-World War Two world and at the crux of his own identity.
  • The File on H.

    1981·
    ·3.77·572 Ratings
    In the 1930s, two young American scholars journey to Albania to research the oral epics of Homer. Mistaken for foreign spies, the two find themselves under the surveillance of a near-sighted informer. Research and intrigue proceed, but soon involve a Serv
  • Spring Flowers, Spring Frost

    2011·
    ·3.31·566 Ratings
    From behind the closed door, the man shouts, 'Be on your way - you have no business here!''Open up, I am the messenger of Death'.As spring arrives in the Albanian mountain town of B, some strange things are emerging in the thaw. Bank robbers strike the Na
  • Dear Reader

    2015·
    ·3.53·145 Ratings
    Meet Robert Dubois. Cheek resting on a pile of manuscripts, he is the ageing and perhaps too comfortable publisher of Robert Dubois Books, alone one evening in his office. In walks a pretty intern with an ereader. For a man who thought he had seen it all,
  • 53 Days

    2015·
    ·3.62·20 Ratings
    Georges Perec, the celebrated author of Life: A User's Manual (Godine, 1987) and A Void, was working on this "literary thriller" at the time of his death. He had fully completed only eleven chapters of a planned twenty-eight, but left extensive drafts and
  • On Leave

    2014·
    ·3.46·89 Ratings
    A long-lost French novel in which three soldiers return home from an unpopular, unspeakable warWhen On Leave was published in Paris in 1957, as France's engagement in Algeria became ever more bloody, it told people things they did not want to hear. It viv
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