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Enchanted Night: Selected Tales

Enchanted Night: Selected Tales
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Enchanted Night: Selected Tales
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  • ISBN: 9781782275923
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Transporting stories of intrigue, superstition and rivalry from a European master, in English for the first time

In this stark, haunting collection, Miklós Bánffy narrates with wry wisdom stories of cunning, betrayal and myth ranging from classical antiquity to the Transylvania of his own day. These are communities of sharp rivalries and religious superstition: young Borbálka, about to marry an unsuitable man, receives strange counsel from a suspicious figure in her village; four men seek to exploit the captive Gavrila Lung for money, while mountain wolves howl in the distance; when Old Damaskin betrays his stepson to hold on to his land, his wife extracts bizarre revenge.

Translated into English for the first time by the award-winning Len Rix, this collection further establishes Bánffy as one of the foremost European writers of the twentieth century.

'The Tolstoy of Transylvania... Bánffy's trilogy is just about as good as any fiction I have ever read' -- Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph

'The elegiac wisdom of his writing makes him one of those people whose life you wish could have ended in something other than calamity... a great storyteller' -- Guardian

'A genuine case of a rediscovered classic. The force of Bánffy's enthusiasm produces an effect rather like that of the best Trollope novels, but coming from a past world that now seems excitingly exotic' --TLS

'Bánffy's masterpiece resembles Proust, [yet] he writes with all the psychological acumen of Dostoevsky' -- The London Magazine

'If you've not yet read Bánffy, you are to be envied' --Standpoint
Autor BANFFY, Miklos
An apariţie 2020
Editura Pushkin Press
Nr pagini 256
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: miklos banffy