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  • Turning Back The Clockby Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.54

    After the Cold War, the 'Hot War' has made its comeback in Afghanistan and Iraq. Exhuming Kipling's 'Great Game', we have gone back to the clash between Islam and Christianity. The ghost of the Yellow Peril has been resurrected, the nineteenth-century anti-Darwin debate has been reopened, right-wing governments predominate. It almost... more...

  • Tiepolo Pinkby Roberto Calasso; Alastair Mcewen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him?but though his... more...

  • The French Fatherby Alain Elkann; Alastair McEwen

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    Alain Elkann's The French Father is an imagined confrontation between haughty Bourgeoisie and passionate Art - the former represented by Jean-Paul Elkann (once the director of Dior) the latter by the Surrealist Roland Topor The French Father centres on a dialogue between two men buried alongside each other in the Parisian cemetery of Montparnasse... more...

  • Envyby Alain Elkann; Alastair Mcewen

    Steerforth Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    As the result of a series of fortuitous encounters and circumstances, the Italian writer Giacomo Longhi falls victim to an obsessive curiosity about the famous English artist Julian Sax. He would like to meet Sax, but the great painter is surrounded by an almost impenetrable protective screen. The writer?s wife, the charming and sensuous Rossa, eventually... more...

  • The French Fatherby Alain Elkann; Alastair Mcewen

    Steerforth Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    The French Father centres on a dialogue between two men buried alongside each other in the Parisian cemetery of Montparnasse ? now companions in the afterlife. One man, the author?s father, is strict, upper middle class, and a firm believer in the values and principles of the grande bourgeoisie. The other is the artist Roland Topor, screenwriter... more...

  • Envyby Alain Elkann; Alastair McEwen

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    As the result of a series of fortuitous encounters and circumstances, a writer falls victim to an obsessive curiosity about the famous artist Julian Sax. He would like to meet Sax, but the great painter is surrounded by an almost impenetrable protective screen. The writer?s wife, the charming and sensuous Rossa, eventually takes him to a tea room... more...

  • The French Fatherby Alain Elkann; Alastair McEwen

    Pushkin Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    Alain Elkann's The French Father is an imagined confrontation between haughty Bourgeoisie and passionate Art - the former represented by Jean-Paul Elkann (once the director of Dior) the latter by the Surrealist Roland Topor The French Father centres on a dialogue between two men buried alongside each other in the Parisian cemetery of Montparnasse... more...

  • Five Moral Piecesby Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 12.95

    Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good does war do in a world where the flow of goods, services, and information is... more...

  • The Marchesaby Simonetta Agnello Hornby; Alastair McEwen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 19.99

    A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love   A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker , this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical... more...

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