Relevant Classics

Here are classics that feel relevant for the modern day!

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905


 

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts By Amos Tutuola Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802133632
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Published: Grove Press - December 15th, 1993

When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure.


No Longer Human By Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene (Translated by) Cover Image
By Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811232432
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Published: New Directions - November 15th, 2022

Now in a gift cloth edition, No Longer Human ponders profound alienation


Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1 By Naguib Mahfouz Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780307947109
Published: Anchor - November 29th, 2011

Palace Walk is the first novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork.


Cane By Jean Toomer, George B. Hutchinson (Introduction by), Zinzi Clemmons (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jean Toomer, George B. Hutchinson (Introduction by), Zinzi Clemmons (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143133674
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 8th, 2019

The Harlem Renaissance writer's innovative and groundbreaking novel depicting African American life in the South and North, with a foreword by National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Zinzi Clemmons


Thousand Cranes (Vintage International) By Yasunari Kawabata Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679762652
Published: Vintage - November 26th, 1996

A luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the deadfrom the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner and author of Snow Country.


American Indian Stories (Modern Library Torchbearers) By Zitkala-Sa, Layli Long Soldier (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Zitkala-Sa, Layli Long Soldier (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781984854216
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Published: Modern Library - May 21st, 2019

A groundbreaking Dakota author and activist chronicles her refusal to assimilate into nineteenth-century white society and her mission to preserve her culture—with an introduction by Layli Long Soldier, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award for Whereas


The Heart of Hyacinth By Onoto Watanna, Samina Najmi (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Onoto Watanna, Samina Najmi (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780295979168
Published: University of Washington Press - May 1st, 2000

The Heart of Hyacinth, originally published in 1903, tells the coming-of-age story of Hyacinth Lorrimer, a child of white parents who was raised from infancy in Japan by a Japanese foster mother and assumed to be Eurasian.


I Am a Cat (Tuttle Classics) By Soseki Natsume, Aiko Ito (Translator) Cover Image
By Soseki Natsume, Aiko Ito (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780804832656
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - September 1st, 2001

"A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..." --The New Yorker


Wynema: A Child of the Forest By S. Alice Callahan, A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff (Editor), A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff (Introduction by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803263789
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - April 1st, 1997

Originally published in 1891, Wynema is the first novel known to have been written by a woman of American Indian descent.


Rashomon and Other Stories By Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Takashi Kojima (Translated by), M. Kuwata (Illustrator), Howard Hibbett (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Takashi Kojima (Translated by), M. Kuwata (Illustrator), Howard Hibbett (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780871401731
Published: Liveright - December 17th, 1999

This fascinating collection gave birth to a new paradigm when Akira Kurosawa made famous Akutagawa's disturbing tale of seven people recounting the same incident from shockingly different perspectives.