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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Beautiful new books from Pushkin Press!

We just recently received an armful of books from the excellent Pushkin Press and they are so easy on the eyes that we had to take some photos of them for you!

Pushkin Press, based in London (UK), publishes novels, essays, memoirs, children’s books—"everything from timeless classics to the urgent and contemporary". They publish writing from around the world, including such widely acclaimed authors as Stefan Zweig, Antal Szerb, Yasushi Inoue, Andrés Neuman, Edith Pearlman and Ryu Murakami.






Gaito Gazdonov's The Spectre of Alexander Wolf is a singular classic - a psychological thriller and existential inquiry into guilt and redemption, coincidence and fate, love and death.  Nicolas Lezard of the Guardian calls it "a work of great potency" that "punches very much above its weight [as a fairly short novel]".

Bullfight, by Yasushi Inoue is the first English translation of the prolific Japanese author's debut novella. Bullfight won Inoue the prestigious Akutagawa Prize and established him as one of Japan's most acclaimed authors. From the planning of a bullfight - through Tsugami's struggle, his focus and his aloneness - he crafts something intensely memorable, a compelling existential tale.

The most recent offering from Pushkin Press is Medardo Fraile's Things Look Different in the Light, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa, the award-winning translator of José Saramago, Fernando Pessoa and Javier Marías. Medardo Fraile, born in Madrid in 1925, is considered to be one of Spain's finest short-story writers. The collection Cuentos de verdad (on which this anthology is based), won him the 1965 Premio Nacional de la Crítica. While his stories have appeared in translation in other story collections, this is the first complete anthology of his work to appear in English.

Come and get your hands on these delicacies before I buy them all for myself!

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