L’homme rapaillé

(1970), Gaston Miron

The masterwork of Gaston Miron (1928–96)—writer, poet, publisher, and luminary of Quebec literature—L’homme rapaillé (“The Man Made Whole”) is a major selection of the author’s poems. Lyric love poetry sits side by side with explorations of the political and social predicament of the French-speaking Québecois population in Canada—Miron called for separatism, and his poems are a celebration of Quebec’s language, history, and people. He also saw poetry as an endless process of self-discovery, hence his refusal to authorize a definitive collection.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

(1972), Hunter S. Thompson

Mixing autobiographical elements and surreal invention, this influential work, subtitled A Savage ...

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