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book image Chess Story
Chess Story
Stefan Zweig
Zweig
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A new English translation of the international psychological thriller Schachnovelle.
Contributors: Peter Gay , Joel Rotenberg

book image The Post-Office Girl
Post-Office Girl
Stefan Zweig
Zweig
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Zweig's posthumously discovered novel, about the rise and fall of a provincial Austrian girl invited to the Swiss Alps by her wealthy American aunt, is available in English for the first time.
Contributors: Joel Rotenberg

book image Journey Into the Past
Journey Into the Past
Stefan Zweig
Zweig
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Ludwig, an Austrian, is in Mexico when WWI breaks out. Unable to return home, he sets aside an unhappy love affair with the wife of his employer and builds a new life abroad. Years later he returns to Europe to find his beloved a widow. “Journey Into the Past is vintage Stefan Zweig—lucid, tender, powerful and compelling.” —The Independent
Contributors: André Aciman , Anthea Bell

book image Confusion
Confusion
Stefan Zweig
Zweig
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Confusion is one of [Zweig’s] finest and most exemplary works…a perfect reminder of, or introduction to, Zweig’s economy and subtlety as a writer.” —Robert Macfarlane, The Times Literary Supplement
Contributors: George Prochnik , Anthea Bell

book image The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914
Burning of the World
Béla Zombory-Moldován
Zombory-Moldován
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Recently discovered among private papers and published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence by a young artist, drafted into the bloody combat of the First World War, is a deeply moving addition to the literature of the terrible conflict that defined the shape of the twentieth century.
Contributors: Peter Zombory-Moldovan

book image The Chrysalids
Chrysalids
John Wyndham
Wyndham
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Like everyone else in the nuclear-wasted world he lives in, David is loyal to his kind and on the watch for anyone who deviates from the ideological or genetic norm. But what would happen if it were revealed that David himself was a mutant? Wyndham's novel is a thrilling science fiction classic for teens and adults alike.
Contributors: Christopher Priest

book image Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Marjorie Winslow
Winslow
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Sure to be the only imaginary cookbook you'll ever need, whether you're entertaining garden sprites, feeding a regiment of toy soldiers, or whiling away the afternoon. “When I was about five years old, Granny gave me my first cookbook—Mud Pies and Other Recipes. Even though it was a pretend cookbook, it somehow persuaded me that real cooking must be fun.” —Sara Moulton
Contributors: Erik Blegvad

book image Bush's Fringe Government
Bush's Fringe Government
Garry Wills
Wills
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One of America's foremost historians looks at the state of American democracy and the influence of the Catholic Church.

book image Stoner
Stoner
John Williams
Williams
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John Williams’s Stoner is something rarer than a great novel — it is a perfect novel, so well told and beautifully written, so deeply moving, that it takes your breath away. — Morris Dickstein, The New York Times Book Review
Contributors: John McGahern

book image Augustus
Augustus
John Williams
Williams
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Williams's biographical treatment of the founder of the Roman Empire won him the National Book Award and reveals him to be as transformative a writer of historical novels as he is of westerns (in Butcher's Crossing) and the campus drama (in Stoner).
Contributors: Daniel Mendelsohn

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