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  • Waves by Eduard von Keyserling
    Waves (English, Paperback)

    First published on the eve of the First World War, Keyserling's masterpiece offers a vivid portrait of a society on the verge of dissolution. A group of German aristocrats gathers at a seaside village on the Baltic Sea for a summer holiday in the early years of the twentieth century. The characters represent a cross-section of the upper classes of imperial Germany: a philandering baron, his...

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  • Modern Art by J. K. Huysmans
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  • G The Green Face by Gustav Meyrink
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    "Of the volumes available to the English public, The Green Face, first published in 1916, is the most enjoyable. In an Amsterdam that very much resembles the Prague of The Golem, a stranger, Hauberisser, enters by chance a magician's shop. The name on the shop, he believes, is Chidher Green; inside, among several strange customers, he hears an old man, who says his name is Green, explain that,...

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  • Tower at the Edge of the World by William Heinesen
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  • Dangerous Days by Leo Kanaris
    Dangerous Days (English, Paperback)

    Dangerous Days is the third adventure for private investigator George Zafiris in crisis-torn Greece.It shines a light on the most secret and closely-guarded sanctuary of Greek life - the family. While the state lurches between dysfunction and bankruptcy, blood relations turn to each other for support. Debts are written off, misdemeanours forgiven, jobs found for unemployables. But if charity...

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  • Mussolini Canal by Antonio Pennacchi
    Mussolini Canal (English, Paperback)

    Spanning 100 years of Italian history, seen through the lives of a peasant family, this truly unique book from Italy suffuses contemporary events throughout the book and the hardship and misery of earlier periods are also seen against the backdrop of modern prosperity, resulting in an utterly compelling and memorable read. More than 400,000 copies have already been sold in Italy.

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  • Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
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  • The Other Side by Alfred Kubin
    The Other Side (English, Paperback)

    The Other Side tells of a dream kingdom which becomes a nightmare, of a journey to Pearl, a mysterious city created deep in Asia, which is also a journey to the depths of the subconcious, or as Kubin himself called it, 'a sort of Baedeker for those lands which are half known to us'.Written in 1908, and more or less half way between Meyrink and Kafka, it was greeted with wild enthusiasm by the...

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  • The Desert and the Drum by Mbarek Ould Beyrouk
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    The Desert and the Drum is the first novel ever to be translated into English from Mauritania. It won the Ahmadou-Kourouma Prize in 2016. Everything changes for Rayhana when foreigners with strange machines arrive to mine for metal near her Bedouin camp. One of them is the enigmatic Yahya. Rayhana's association with him leads to her abandoning all she knows and fleeing alone to the city. When her...

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  • F The Failing Heart by Eoghan Smith
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  • The Continuation of Simplicissimus by Johann Jakob von Grimmelshausen
    The Continuation of Simplicissimus (English, Paperback)

    The Continuation is Grimmelshausen's 'pilgrim's progress', the concluding chapter in one of the greatest and most acclaimed German novels. It combines fantastic episodes with a realistic narrative style.At the end of his original adventures his hero withdraws from the world to live as a hermit in the Black Forest. Now, after a vivid dream of the Devil and all his minions at work, he decides to...

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  • The Crime of Father Amaro by Eca de Queiros
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  • The Perfume of the Lady in Black by Gaston Leroux
    The Perfume of the Lady in Black (English, Paperback)

    In The Perfume of the Lady in Black, Joseph Rouletabille, the young journalist turned detective, is once more pitted against his arch-enemy Frederic Larsan. The mysterious crime committed in the Square Tower again directly challenges the reader to find the correct solution - though to do so tests even Rouletabille's power of logic and deduction. But this is also a novel which - through its...

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  • S Slav Sisters: The Dedalus Book of Russian Women's Literature by Natasha Perova
    S Slav Sisters: The Dedalus Book of Russian Women's Literature (English, Paperback)

    This anthology illustrates the evolution of Russian women's writing over the 20th century. Women produced literary texts as early as the Middle Ages, but it was only in the 1900s that women authors finally made a notable breakthrough on the Russian literary scene. Despite a brilliant start further development of women's writing in Russia was crudely interrupted by Soviet censorship and only...

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  • The Mandarin and Other Stories by Eca de Queiroz
    The Mandarin and Other Stories (English, Paperback)

    Eca de Queiroz (1845-1900) is considered to be Portugal's greatest nineteenth-century novelist and one of its finest prose writers. In The Mandarin he turns his satirical eye on the sin of avarice and asks the following question: 'In the depths of China there lives a mandarin who is richer than any king spoken of in fable or in history. You know nothing about him, not his name, his face or the...

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  • T Toomas Nipernaadi by August Gailit
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    Toomas Nipernaadi is one of the more peculiar works in the Estonian literary canon, and its eponymous male protagonist is without doubt one of the most exciting characters in the language. First of all he seems merely to be a man who travels from place to place charming people and telling stories, only to forget it all in the blink of an eye. But perhaps, more than anybody, it is precisely he who...

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  • T Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau
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  • The Lost Musicians by William Heinesen
    The Lost Musicians (English, Paperback)

    Music is at the heart of this book. The devotion to it of a group of amateur musicians forming the Boman Quartet prevents a series of dramatic events from turning into heart-rending tragedy. Music enables each of the musicians to rise above his own bleak situation. But there is humour, too, especially in the satirical, larger than life portrayal of the local sectarians, led by the bank manager...

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  • The Oblate of Saint Benedict by J. K. Huysmans
    The Oblate of Saint Benedict (English, Paperback)

    This is the final part of Huysmans' alter ego, Durtal's spiritual journey. From the satanism of La-Bas (1891) he makes his way to the foot of the cross by a retreat in a Trappist monastery in En Route (1895) and by living in Chartres in The Cathedral (1898) until finally he embraces Roman Catholicism in The Oblate of St. Benedict (1903). Durtal is a modern anti-hero: solitary, agonized and...

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  • Walpurgisnacht by Gustav Meyrink
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