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Out-of-Print Works that Should be Reissued, from the Center for Book Culture


Not long before it published “Overlooked Works of Fiction” in its magazine, Context, the Center for Book Culture asked its academic advisors to name which bookstores in the U.S. have the best backlist of literary fiction, which out-of-print works should be reissued, and which literary websites are most notable. The following list was compiled from their responses.

African Tragedy, R. R. R. Dhlomo

Ancient History: A Paraphrase, Joseph McElroy

And Again?, Sean O’Faolain

Balcony of Europe, Aidan Higgins

Captain Maximus, Barry Hannah

The Dramatic Symphony and the Forms of Art, Andrei Bely

The Edge of the Storm, Agustin Yanez

Flats, Rudolph Wurlitzer

The Forthright Spirit, Chris Marker

Going Away, Clancy Sigal

Had I a Hundred Mouths, William Goyen

The Inconvenience of Living and Other Acts of Folly, Marvin Cohen

Landscapes after the Battle, Juan Goytisolo

Locus Solus, Raymond Roussel

The Mangan Inheritance, Brian Moore

Moira, Julian Green

Motion Sickness, Lynne Tillman

Mr. Rouse Builds his House, Stefan Themerson

No Country for Young Men, Julia O’Faolain

The Passion Artist, John Hawkes

Pilgrimage, Dorothy Richardson

Places in the World a Woman Could Walk, Janet Kauffman

Seducers in Ecuador, Vita Sackville-West

The Seventh Horse and Other Tales, Leonora Carrington

Skin, Kathe Koja

The Sundial, Shirley Jackson

That Awful Mess on Via Merulana, Carlo Emilio Gadda

This is Moscow Speaking and Other Stories, Yuli Daniel

Up from the Country, Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux

A Visit from the Footbinder, Emily Prager

A Void, Georges Perec

Wars I Have Seen, Gertrude Stein

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