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Epic of Damarudhar
ISBN: HB: 9780857427458, Seagull Books, August 2021
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Originally published between 1910 and 1917, and collected in book form in 1923, "The Epic of Damarudhar" story cycle occupies an important and unique position in the history of Bengali literature. Tackling cosmology and mythology, class and caste abu...
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Mysterious Solidarities
ISBN: HB: 9780857427397, Seagull Books, July 2021
256 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
When translator Claire Methuen travels back to her hometown of Dinard for a family wedding, she runs into her old piano teacher Madame Ladon. After befriending the ageing woman, Methuen begins to toy with the idea of a permanent return to live in Bri...
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Wolves and Other Stories
ISBN: HB: 9780857427939, Seagull Books, July 2021
96 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Written during the final stages of the Indian Independence movement, between the gloom and angst of the interwar period and at the cusp of the beginning of modern India, Bhuwaneshwar's short stories both capture the melancholy of the time and ask wha...
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Fire Above, the Mountain Below
ISBN: HB: 9780857427793, Seagull Books, July 2021
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Reinhard Jirgl's strikingly individual novel The Fire Above, the Mountain Below demonstrates that he is not only unorthodox in his approach to language, but also difficult to pin down in terms of any genre. Weaving together elements of crime story, C...
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ISBN: HB: 9780857428509, Seagull Books, July 2021
212 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In contemporary Norwegian fiction, Tomas Espedal's work stands out as uniquely bound up with the author's personal experiences. His first book, Tramp, introduced us to the wanderer Tomas; Against Art told us how a boy approaches art and eventually be...
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"Open-Winged Scorpion" and Other Stories
ISBN: HB: 9780857425508, Seagull Books, June 2021
240 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
"'The Open-Winged Scorpion' and Other Stories" is a collection of ten powerful Bengali short stories, all translated into English for the first time. Hailing from Murshidabad district in West Bengal, Abul Bashar pens stories about precarious lives of...
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Fount of Time The Last Kindom II
ISBN: HB: 9780857428493, Seagull Books, June 2021
342 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Last Kingdom is a set of books that... is neither philosophical argumentation nor little disparate, scholarly essays, nor novelistic narrative; gradually, for me, all genres have fallen away".   So writes Pascal Quignard of his monumental book serie...
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Kong's Finest Hour A Chronicle of Connections
ISBN: HB: 9780857428479, Seagull Books, May 2021
342 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 114 halftones
In a world full of devils, the giant ape Kong defends what he loves the most. But who and what is this undomesticated animal? Might it reside within us? As we tread confidently, is this where the earth opens up beneath us?   In Kong's "Finest Hour",...
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Chess with My Grandfather
ISBN: HB: 9780857427953, Seagull Books, April 2021
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
After immigrating with his German Jewish family to South America in the 1930s, Heinz Magnus hopes to escape the Nazi regime and build a new life for himself. But with the storm clouds of war gathering over Europe, the Politeama Theatre in Buenos Aire...
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Red Scarf Followed by "Two Stages" and Additional Notes
ISBN: HB: 9780857427380, Seagull Books, March 2021
208 pp., 19.6x13.9 cm
In December 2015, six months before his death at the age of 93, Yves Bonnefoy concluded what was to be his last major text in prose, L'echarpe rouge, translated here as The Red Scarf. In this unique book, described by the poet as "an anamnesis" – a f...
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