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Another top Zweig read: ‘Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman’

Back in February, I read Pushkin Press’s beautiful new edition of ‘The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig‘ and immediately became a Zweig groupie.  The past year has only increased my enjoyment of his work; in recent months there have been … Continue reading

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Period Crime, Italian Style: The Murdered Banker by Augusto de Angelis (1935)

It is a truth universally aknowledged (in Agatha Christie that is), that an Italian man or woman, when faced with tribulation, will become hysterical, violent and likely to indulge in murder.  However unlikely it is that this character is actually … Continue reading

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Extremes of Passion in Small Packages: The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig (2015)

I’ve been feeling increasingly guilty about the lack of Stefan Zweig in my life, especially as Pushkin Press are currently going to all the effort of publishing every single work the Austrian man of letters ever wrote.  Fortunately, this latest addition to … Continue reading

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Russian Reading Update: The writers weren’t all men!

Shamefully, from reading my posts you would think that only men were writing in Russia during the 19th and 20th centuries. Of course, this is nonsense.  Several of the great poets of this period were women and, as shown in novels … Continue reading

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