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The Adventures of Augie March
Saul Bellow, Christopher Hitchens
Roland Barthes, Stephen Heath
Selected Poems and Four Plays
W.B. Yeats, Macha Louis Rosenthal
On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague
Igor Lukes
Chess Story - Stefan Zweig, Joel Rotenberg, Peter Gay 'Chess Story' or 'Royal Game'
Matters not, it is the same
Of monomanic Czech champ
And survivor of death camp
Playing a simple game o' chess
To discover who's best.
But much deeper than that
(I've made 't sound flat).
It's richest psychology
Of cryptic Doktor B--:
The price of isolation
And resulting chess fixation.
What cruelty brought, sees
Long 'ffects of th' Nazis.