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- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Perfectly paced and brimming with passion-twenty-two tales from a master storyteller of the twentieth century. In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig's short stories the very best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp observation, understanding and vivid empathy. Ranging from love and death to faith restored and hope regained,... more...
- Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19
An epic full of video game-like battles, Russian landscapes and old babushkas, who fight with scythes.. . As the introduction to this book will tell you, the books by Gromov, obscure and long forgotten propaganda author of the Soviet era, have such an effect on their readers that they suddenly enjoy supernatural powers. Understandably, their readers... more...
- Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19
Zweig's highly personal last work, written during the Second World War-a biography of his hero, Michel de Montaigne, and a passionate argument for humanity in times of barbarity 'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an émigré – driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism... more...
- Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 8.74
Moving on is never easy Ruth and Alex Cohen are saying goodbye to their beloved New York apartment - because how can they turn down a million dollars? Tomorrow they will open their doors to the eclectic, maddening house-hunters of this city. But Manhattan is in chaos; an unmarked petrol truck is blocking the city's main tunnel, spreading fears of... more...
- Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 14.57
Sometimes the world can seem too much for just one person Miriam hasn't left her house in three years, and cannot raise her voice above a whisper. But today she has had enough, and is finally ready to rejoin the outside world. Meanwhile, Ralph has made the mistake of opening a closet door, only to discover with a shock that his wife Sadie doesn't... more...
- Pushkin Press 2009; US$ 10.19
Compulsion, In the Snow and Wondrak all concern Zweig s strong anti-war feelings following the First World War. The artist Ferdinand, central figure of Compulsion, partly reflects Zweig s own experience. In The Snow tells of the plight of a group of Jews who freeze to death while trying to escape a medieval pogrom. In Wondrak, a woman, disfigured... more...
- Pushkin Press 2011; US$ 10.19
Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman is the story of a middle-aged English widow who travels to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening while enjoying the elegant atmosphere of the Monte Carlo Casino, she becomes mesmerised by the obsessive gambling of a young Polish aristocrat. This fateful encounter leads to passion, despair and death, changing... more...
- Pushkin Press 2010; US$ 10.19
“Here you have Szerb in miniature… revealing his multi-faceted genius? Nicholas Lezard, Guardian This selection of Antal Szerb?s stories and novellas, set first in a quasi-mythical past and then in the London and Paris of the Thirties, provides an exhilarating guide to the writer?s development, from precocious beginnings to a masterful maturity.... more...