Not All Bastards are from Vienna
Italy 1917: when the villa of the aristocratic Spadas is occupied by the invading Austrians, the younger members of the family embark on a dangerous campaign of resistance, and discover the corrupting effect of war on their own social and moral values. American-cut pages.
Flappers and Philosophers
Published in 1920 following the success of the novel This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's first collection of short stories includes many of his finest. 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', 'The Ice Palace' and 'Benediction' present his archetypal Jazz Age heroines, the beautiful and wilful young women who became a hallmark of his fiction. Part of the Cambridge Edition series, this volume includes notes and details of the stories' composition and publication history.
Echo's Bones was originally intended as an end-piece for More Pricks Than Kicks (1934); but although the publisher had requested the extra story, it was declared 'a nightmare' and remained unpublished. The story of Belacqua's resurrection in all its brilliant improbability is here edited, introduced and annotated by Mark Nixon.
The Book of Imaginary Beings
Indulging in ‘out-of-the-way erudition’, Borges mined sources ancient and modern to compile this miscellany of 120 creatures of the imagination, from the A Bao A Qu that inhabits the first step of an Indian staircase to the living island of Zaratan. Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with Borges.
Smuggled out of North Korea, these seven short stories reveal the lives of ordinary people under the dictatorship of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, including a mother whose son misbehaves at a rally, a disillusioned war hero, and a woman in trouble who meets the leader. American-cut pages.