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Author / Creator:Urzidil, Johannes, 1896-1970, author.
Uniform title:Short stories. Selections. English
Imprint:London : Pushkin Press, 2017.
Description:189 pages ; 17 cm
Subject:Short stories, German -- Translations into English.
Short stories, German.
Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945.
Fiktionale Darstellung.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Burnett, David L. (David Laurence), 1973- translator.
Notes:Translated from the German.
Summary:A maid who is unexpectedly left her wealthy employers' worldly possessions, when they flee the country after the Nazi occupation; a loyal bank clerk, who steals a Renaissance portrait of a Spanish noblewoman, and falls into troublesome love with her; a middle-aged travel agent, who is perhaps the least well-travelled man in the city and advises his clients from what he has read in books, anxiously awaits his looming honeymoon; a widowed villager, whose 'magnetic' (or perhaps 'crazy') twelve-year-old daughter witnesses a disturbing event; and a tiny village thrown into civil war by the disappearance of a freshly baked cheesecake - these stories about the tremendous upheaval which results when the ordinary encounters the unexpected are vividly told, with both humour and humanity. This is the first ever English publication of these both literally and metaphorically enchanting Bohemian tales, by one of the great overlooked writers of the twentieth century.

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Call Number: PT2643.R9 A2 2017
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