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- Pushkin Press 2009; US$ 10.99
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$ 10.99
A fateful encounter in a Montecarlo casino sees an English widow mesmerised by a young Polish artistocrat. A frenzied twenty-four hours ensue, as both struggle in the grip of irresistible obsessions that drive them to defy the conventions of society, and to risk everything they possess. This is one of the best-loved novellas by Stefan Zweig, a renowned... more...
- Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 10.99
"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'sdevelopment, from precocious beginnings to a masterful maturity. In... more...
- Pushkin Press 2007; US$ 10.99
THE RESTLESS RULER of an obscure Central European state plots a coup against himself and escapes to Venice in search of 'real' experience. There he falls in with a team of con-men and ends up, to his own surprise, impersonating himself. His journey through successive levels of illusion and reality teaches him much about the world, about his own nature... more...
- Pushkin Press 2008; US$ 10.99
A lonely twelve-year-old boy becomes infatuated by a suave and mysterious baron who has set out to seduce the boy's mother. A study of childhood on the brink of adolescence and a boy's uncontrollable jealousy and feelings of betrayal. more...
- Pushkin Press 2007; US$ 10.99
A wonderful collection of four Stefan Zweig novellas: Amok, The Star Above the Forest, Leporella, and Incident on Lake Geneva. Zweig's four tragic and moving cameos of the human condition are played out against cosmopolitan and colonial backgrounds in the first half of the twentieth century. more...
- Pushkin Press 2002; US$ 10.99
In the autumn of his days, a distinguished privy councillor contemplates his past and looks back at the key moments of his life. A reluctant and indolent student, he recalls a chance meeting with a reclusive professor and his frustrated wife, with whom he ends up sharing lodgings. His thirst for knowledge leads him to form an ambiguous and close relationship... more...