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Misery Loves Comedy Cover Image
By Ivan Brunetti, Ivan Brunetti (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781560977926
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Published: Fantagraphics Books - June 1st, 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...

The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays Cover Image
By Tennessee Williams, Terrence McNally (Foreword by), Thomas Keith (Editor)
ISBN: 9780811219204
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - April 25th, 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 Cover Image
By Jean-Paul Sartre, Lloyd Alexander (Translator), IV Richard Howard (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780811217002
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 1st, 2007

A novel on the topic of intense existential disquiet. Gosh I can't decide if it makes me wanna think or puke.

Stoner Cover Image
By John Williams, John McGahern (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590171998
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Published: New York Review of Books - June 20th, 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.