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Misery Loves Comedy (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781560977926
Availability: Currently unavailable or out of stock indefinitely
Published: Fantagraphics Books, 6/2007
Misery Loves Comedy is a compendium of Brunetti's early work, including his first three issues of Schizo. At once autobiographical, philosophical, and completely deranged and derelict in the face of most ethical standards. This is Ivan at his nihilistic best. Beware, but also buy it. It's just that it's one of the last wonderful things...

ISBN-13: 9780811219204
Availability: Usually ships in 1-5 days from our warehouse (not on our shelves now)
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 4/2011
If you don't already have a grasp on how incredible the work of Tennessee Williams is, well then let me emphasize his brilliance. Williams was a friggin' baller. We should be calling him Tennessee Chill-iams he is so cool. His presentation, slang, and many other things about his work can come off as antiquated, especially true for a child of the 90s like myself, but the guy understood some things about girls, dudes, ludes and bad attitudes. These plays range from in tone from Williams' two best sides as an author, both stinking drunk and hilarious drunk. I cannot encourage people enough to take a look at this awesome new collection, especially if your only contact with his work is the already critically lauded.

Nausea (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780811217002
Availability: Out of Print
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 5/2007
A novel on the topic of intense existential disquiet. Gosh I can't decide if it makes me wanna think or puke.

Stoner (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781590171998
Availability: On Our Shelves (as of this morning)
Published: NYRB Classics, 6/2006
A depression, a war, a dishonest marriage, a scandal, another war, an education, a hunchback, a love, a cancer and a quiet immersion in the in the world of academia; these are events which I catalogued having passed, in no particular order, subtley and soberly through the fictional life of William Stoner. This is a title with a simple, steady prose on a life that is at once static and reeling.