The Enchanted Night: Selected Tales (Paperback)
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The Enchanted Night: Selected Tales (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 29/10/2020
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Back from Troy, the 'divine' Helen looks with fresh eyes at her foul-mouthed hero-husband; a girl in a mountain village seeks reassurance about her arranged marriage; a drunken mandarin invites the devil to tea; and a German princess discovers that people actually drink goat's milk. These delightful tales exhibit Banffy's customary blend of high seriousness and subtle humour, his rich imagination and his remarkably wide-ranging sympathies. Appearing in English for the first time, in finely nuanced translations by the prize-winning Len Rix, The Enchanted Night furthers the writer's growing reputation as one of the most compelling European writers of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782275923
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The Tolstoy of Transylvania... Banffy's trilogy is just about as good as any fiction I have ever read.' - Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph

'The elegiac wisdom of his writing makes him one of those people whose life you wish could have ended in something other than calamity... a great storyteller.' - Guardian

'A genuine case of a rediscovered classic. The force of Banffy's enthusiasm produces an effect rather like that of the best Trollope novels, but coming from a past world that now seems excitingly exotic.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Banffy's masterpiece resembles Proust, [yet] he writes with all the psychological acumen of Dostoevsky.' - The London Magazine

'Hungary's Tolstoy.' - Standpoint

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“Dark fairytales”

I had never heard of Miklos Banffy, whose own life is like something out of fiction. This collection of short stories , first written in the 1940s, has been translated in English for the first time, and I'm... More

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Amalia Gkavea

“Bánffy’s stories are the result of a seamless marriage between the historical and the mystical in settings that range from haunting Transylvania to sultry Italy.”

‘’There was a horror in the wintry silence, a silence more profound than in any previous winter. It was as if life itself had been somehow diminished; as if there were fewer people now alive than in the past.’’... More

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