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Richard Howard

Richard Howard

·4.25·1,006,653 Ratings
“ Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Project for a Revolution in New York

    ·3.88·192 Ratings
    Part prophecy and part erotic fantasy, this classic tale of otherworldly depravity features New York itself—or a foreigner's nightmare of New York—as its true protagonist. Set in the towers and tunnels of the quintessential American city, Alain Robbe-
  • A Short History of Decay

    ·4.28·1,596 Ratings
    "In the fact of being born there is such an absence of necessity that when you think about it a little more than usual you are left... with a foolish grin" -E.M. CioranE.M. Cioran confronts the place of today's world in the context of human history. He fo
  • The Charterhouse of Parma

    ·3.82·10,364 Ratings
    Richard Howard's exuberant and definitive rendition of Stendhal's stirring tale has brought about the rediscovery of this classic by modern readers. Stendhal narrates a young aristocrat's adventures in Napoleon's army and in the court of Parma, illuminati
  • The Fashion System

    ·3.55·214 Ratings
    In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine—the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion—Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlyin
  • The Responsibility of Forms: Critical Essays on Music, Art, and Representation

    ·3.93·91 Ratings
    These late essays of Roland Barthes's are concerned with the visible and the audible, and here the preoccupations are particularly intense and rewarding, in part because Barthes was himself, by predilection, an artist and a musician, and in part because h
  • The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies

    ·3.88·160 Ratings
    In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to Paris of Billy Gr
  • Jealousy & In the Labyrinth

    ·3.87·617 Ratings
    Here, in one volume, are two remarkable novels by the chief spokesman of the so-called “new novel” which has caused such discussion and aroused such controversy. “Jealousy,” said the New York Times Book Review “is a technical masterpiece, impecc
  • A Balcony in the Forest

    ·4.06·186 Ratings
    In the Ardennes Forest on the Belgian border the French guns point north-east, awaiting the German onslaught. One reinforced-concrete blockhouse in the heart of the forest is manned, this winter of 1939/40, by Lieutenant Grange with three men, who live in
  • The Erasers

    ·3.8·867 Ratings
    Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman and one of the great novelists of the twentieth century. The Erasers, his first novel, reads like a detective story but is primarily concerned with weaving and then
  • Repetition

    ·3.48·196 Ratings
    Reminiscent of Orson Welles's The Third Man, Repetition is an atmospheric spy novel of violence, mystery, and tricks of the eye, set in a bombed-out 1949 Berlin. Henri Robin, a special agent of the French secret service, arrives in the ruined city and fee
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