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Nadas, Peter (Translated by Imre Goldstein) . FIRE AND KNOWLEDGE: FICTION AND ESSAYS. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 392 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of fiction and essays. One of the most important literary events of the year 2007. Review Copy. Review Materials laid in. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents the much-anticipated and long-delayed collection by the Hungarian writer who has published some of the greatest novels of our time: "A Book of Memories", "Love", and "The End of A Family Story". "The work of an extraordinary novelist, an artist whom critics easily compared to Robert Musil, James Joyce, and Thomas Mann. We discover other aspects of Peter Nadas' major presence in European life and letters: As a trenchant commentator on the events that have transformed his country and all of Europe since 1989, as a stunning literary critic, as a subtle interpreter of language and politics in societies both free and unfree, as a moralist with a discerning eye for the crippling effects of deception and hypocrisy upon us all. Acquaints us more fully with Nadas' evolution as a writer of fiction, for it includes stories dating from the 1960's and 1970's, when he had to write in extremely stringent, even dangerous circumstances, as well as some from more recent years, since the publication of his major novels and the reintegration of Western and Eastern Europe" (Publisher's blurb). Susan Sontag introduced Peter Nadas to the attention of the English-speaking world, hailing "A Book of Memories" as "the greatest novel written in our time, and one of the great books of the century", acclaim that has since been echoed by other critics and readers. She would have been delighted and moved (she is remembered in the book) by the publication in English of "Fire and Knowledge". A "must-have" title for Peter Nadas collectors. This title will become collectible. This is the only Review Copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Laid-in are all of the Review Materials. A very scarce copy thus. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER NADAS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374299641. $50.00

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