Arcade Classics

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    The Palace of Dreams
    A Novel
    Ismail Kadare, Barbara Bray
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The mysterious Palace of Dreams stands at the heart of a vast but fragile Balkan empire. Inside, workers assiduously sift, sort, classify, and ultimately interpret the dreams of the empire’s citizens. The workers search out Master-Dreams that will provide clues to the destiny of the empire and its Sultan.... [READ MORE]
    Big Breasts and Wide Hips
    A Novel
    Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake,... [READ MORE]
    The Complete Fables of La Fontaine
    A New Translation in Verse
    Jean de la Fontaine, Craig Hill, Edward Sorel
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this wonderful, vigorously contemporary translation, Craig Hill has captured the liveliness, satiric wit, and poetic beauty that made Jean de la Fontaine famous during his lifetime and his Fables celebrated as a masterwork of world literature ever since. Despite la Fontaine’s deceptively modest claim... [READ MORE]
    Dream of Fair to Middling Women
    A Novel
    Samuel Beckett
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This is Samuel Beckett’s first novel and “literary landmark” (St. Petersburg Times)—a savory introduction to the Nobel Prize–winning author. Written in the summer of 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was poor and struggling to make ends meet, Dream of Fair to Middling Women offers a rare and... [READ MORE]
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