"A superbly atmospheric story set in the old Prague ghetto featuring The Golem, a kind of rabbinical Frankenstein's monster, which manifests iitself every 33 years in a room without a door. Stranger still, it seems to have the same face as the narrator read more
There are three loves in the life of Joris Borluut, the town carillonneur of Bruges. He marries the fiery Barbe, whose dark beauty is a reminder of Belgiums Spanish heritage. Repelled by her harshness and violence, he starts an affair with her sister, read more
Cruelty, corruption, sensuality, desperation and death: the sensationalism and morbid pessimism that characterized French decadence in the late nineteenth century quickly attracted converts throughout Europe, including Russia. Here are the horrifying, read more
Born in France in 1954 Sylvie Germain is one of France's greatest living authors.
Judith Landy translates from French and Italian.
Bruges-la-Morte, first published in 1892, is one of the great masterpieces of the Symbolist period and of city writing. Rodenbach does for Bruges what Dickens did for London and Meyrink and Kafka did for Prague: he captures their essence in print. The read more
One night at Trieste in September 1943 a seriously wounded soldier i read more
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