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The Industry of Marrying Europeans
Vu Trong Phung
This work by Vu Trong Phung, written in the 1930s, reports and expands on the author's meetings with North Vietnamese women who had made an "industry" of marrying European men. The Industry of Marrying Europeans is notable for its sharp observations...



Carmina Viatoris
Tuomo Pekkanen



The Beggar's Opera
Vaclav Havel
The Czech President Vaclav Havel, a force on behalf of international human rights and his country's most celebrated dissident, first gained prominence as a playwright. During the period when Havel was blacklisted by the Czechoslovakian government for...



Sanin
A Novel
Mikhail Artsybashev
"It evoked almost unprecedented discussions, like those at the time of Turgenev's Fathers and Sons. Some praised the novel far more than it deserved, others complained bitterly that it was a...



Tales from Djakarta
Caricatures of Circumstances and their Human Beings
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
A translation of short stories by the well-known Indonesian author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Written in the 1950s, these stories are intensely regional in flavor and modern in approach. This collection includes such works as "Stranded Fish," "Creatures...



Pioneering
Poems from the Construction Site
Susan Eisenberg
Poems in this volume bring readers through the construction site gate alongside the women who practice a skilled trade in a dangerous industry. Assured and impassioned, the poems not only manifest outer events and day-to-day realities of the worksite...



Industrial Valley
Ruth McKenney
This novel vividly portrays an industrial city crippled by the country's economic failures and also provides a stirring example of fiction predicated on social and political principles



The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker
Theresa Serber Malkiel
"It is splendid, finally, to have this novel back in print . . . . Nothing before or since has so successfully captured the political and emotional spirit of the women's strike of 1909."—Alice Kessler-Harris, Rutgers University






What Is to Be Done?
Nikolai Chernyshevsky
"No work in modern literature, with the possible exception of Uncle Tom's Cabin, can compete with What Is to Be Done? in its effect on human lives and its power to make history."—Joseph Frank, The Southern Review



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