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  • 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...

  • 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 in... 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 now... more...

  • Turning Back The Clockby Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.50

    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 seems like... more...

  • Every Promiseby Andrea Bajani; Alastair McEwen

    Quercus 2013; US$ 19.99

    When Sarah leaves him - heartbroken by their inability to conceive - Pietro reverts to a younger self, leaving the dishes unwashed, his bed unmade and the post unopened. Soon afterwards, Sarah confesses that she is pregnant, but from a casual encounter. She comes to rely on Pietro's mother for support, leaving all three in a painful limbo, unable... more...

  • Experiences in Translationby Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwen

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 19.95

    In this book Umberto Eco argues that translation is not about comparing two languages, but about the interpretation of a text in two different languages, thus involving a shift between cultures. more...

  • The Marchesaby Simonetta Agnello Hornby; Alastair McEwen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 22.99

    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 drama about... more...

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