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book image Journey Into the Past
Journey Into the Past
Stefan 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
Stefan 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 Chess Story
Chess Story
Stefan 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
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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 On the Edge
On the Edge
Markus Werner
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A gripping psychological thriller, the story of two men, one woman, and many questions: about truth, about reality, about identity.
Contributors: Robert E. Goodwin

book image Chinese Rhyme-Prose
Chinese Rhyme-Prose
Lucas Klein
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Burton Watson’s monumental compilation of fu—or, rhyme-prose poetry—is considered one of the most important anthologies of Chinese literature available in English and, until now, has been out of print for decades. The poems, full of abandoned cities, mountainscapes, owls and goddesses, are rendered here in Watson’s masterful English translation for a new generation of readers to enjoy.
Contributors: Burton Watson

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Berlin Stories
Robert Walser
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Robert Walser lived in Berlin from 1905 to 1913. This newly translated collection brings together his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical sketches of the bustling German capital, from its theaters, cabarets, painters’ galleries, and literary salons, to the metropolitan street, markets, the Tiergarten, rapid-service restaurants, and the electric tram.
Contributors: Jochen Greven , Susan Bernofsky

book image Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think
An Invitation for Me to Think: Selected Poems of Vvedensky
Alexander Vvedensky
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Vvedensky was co-founder with Daniil Kharms of one of the most obscure, yet fascinating, playful, and revolutionary Russian avant-garde literary movements, dubbed OBERIU. His avowed task was "the poetic critique of reason" and he claimed "time, death, and God" as the themes of his freewheeling poems.
Contributors: Eugene Ostashevsky , Matvei Yankelevich

book image The Use of Man
Use of Man
Aleksandar Tišma
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A powerful work that tracks the intertwined lives of a group of high-school classmates in Yugoslavia during WWII: Jew, Nazi, resistance fighter, and cold-blooded killer. "Its power is on a scale normally associated with our favorite (dead) authors.... The world will not look quite the same after you’ve read this book.
Toronto Star
Contributors: Claire Messud , Bernard Johnson

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Ice Trilogy
Vladimir Sorokin
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"Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?" Sorokin's Ice Trilogy, never before translated into English in its entirety, attempts to answer this biblical question, giving us an alternate history of the 20th century, in which a 1908 meteor passing by the Tunguska River in Siberia in fact gave rise to a race of superbeings, who will use any means necessary to reunite its 23,000 members.
Contributors: Jamey Gambrell

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