The Accident

byMihail SebastianTranslated byStephen Henighan

May 1, 2011|
The Accident by Mihail Sebastian
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In the tradition of Sandor Marai, Mihail Sebastian is a captivating Central European storyteller from the first half of the 20th century whose work is being rediscovered by new generations of readers throughout Europe, Latin American and the United States. The 2000 publication of his Journal 1935-1944: The Fascist Years introduced his writing to an English-speaking audience for the first time, garnering universal acclaim. Philip Roth wrote that Sebastian''s Journal "deserves to be on the same shelf as Anne Frank''s Diary and find as huge a readership."

Outside the English-speaking world, Sebastian''s reputation rests on his fiction. This publication of The Accident marks the first appearance of the author''s fiction in English. A love story set in the Bucharest art world of the 1930s and the Transylvanian mountains, this deeply romantic tale of two people who meet by chance has enthralled readers all over Europe. Along snowy ski trails and among a mysterious family in a mountain cabin, Paul and Nora, united by an attraction that contains elements of repulsion, find the keys to their fate.

Mihail Sebastian (1907-1945) was one of the major Central European writers of the 1930s. Born in southeastern Romania, he worked in Bucharest as a lawyer, journalist, novelist and playwright until anti-semitic legislation forced him to abandon his public career. His long-lost diary, (i>Journal 1935-1944: The Fascist Years, was publishe...
Title:The Accident
Product dimensions:264 pages, 8.23 X 5.33 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:264 pages, 8.23 X 5.33 X 0.68 in
Published:May 1, 2011
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781926845166

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