Welcome If you're looking for a lot of books and a pleasant place to peruse them, seek no further. Since 1992, Dog Eared Books has been supplying a book-hungry Mission District with new, used, and remaindered books as well as magazines, calendars, and notebooks. We're a general interest store, so we have a little of everything, but we do specialize in Beat, off-beat, small press, and local literature. Our staff of is happy to help you locate specific titles or you can roam around discovering wondrous obscurities you never knew you couldn't live without.
Randomly Selected and Irregularly Updated Small Press Bestsellers
1. Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles 2. My Documents by Alejandro Zambra 3. Black Hole by Bucky Sinister 4. The Wall Creeper by Nell Zink 5. Bluets by Maggie Nelson 6. Of Walking In Ice by Werner Herzog 7. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories by Tove Jansson 8. When The Sick Rule The World by Dodie Bellamy 9. Limber by Angela Pelser 10. Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black by Cookie Mueller 11. Pretty Much Dead by Daphne Gottlieb 12. Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Dog Eared is thrilled to be part of this year's LitCrawl Oct. 17th, Phase 2 We will be hosting KRUPSKAYA PRESS, featuring 4 writers: Steven Farmer, Kevin Killian, Laura Moriarty, and Erika Staiti
NYRB SALON our monthly book club for New York Review of Books Classics will be discussing
The Prank by Anton Chekhov
Sunday, Oct. 11, 7:30pm
The Prank is Chekhov’s own selection of the best of his early work, the first book he put together and the first book he hoped to publish. Assembled in 1882, with illustrations by Nikolay Chekhov, the book was then presented to the censor for approval—which was denied. Now, more than a hundred and thirty years later, The Prank appears here for the first time in any language.
At the start of his twenties, when he was still in medical school, Anton Chekhov was also busily setting himself up as a prolific and popular writer. Appearing in a wide range of periodicals, his shrewd, stinging, funny stories and sketches turned a mocking eye on the mating rituals and money-grubbing habits of the middle classes, the pretensions of aspiring artists and writers, bureaucratic corruption, drunken clowning, provincial ignorance, petty cruelty—on Russian life, in short. Chekhov was already developing his distinctive ear for spoken language, its opacities and evasions, the clichés we shelter behind and the clichés that betray us. The lively stories in The Prank feature both the themes and the characteristic tone that make Chekhov among the most influential and beloved of modern writers.
Reading Chekhov was just like the angels singing to me. —Eudora Welty
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