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Nadas, Peter (Translated by Imre Goldstein) . PARALLEL STORIES: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1133 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth novel to be translated into English. One of the most significant literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents Peter Nadas' "Parallel Stories", a massive, 1133-page novel that only he, with characteristic irony and modesty, would have diminutively called "stories". It took him eighteen years (off and on) to write and four (non-stop) years to translate with Imre Goldstein (Nadas is fluent in English, making translation of his work a genuine collaboration). The title refers to three unforgettable characters: "We follow these men from Berlin and Moscow to Switzerland and Holland, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, and of course, from village to city in Hungary. The social and political circumstances of their lives may vary greatly, their sexual and spiritual longings may seem to each of them entirely unique, yet Peter Nadas' magnificent tapestry unveils uncanny reverberating parallels that link them across time and space" (Publisher's blurb). The "21st-century's 'War And Peace' " (Magyar Nemzet). An absolute "must-have" title for Peter Nadas collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Many copies were badly damaged in transit because of the book's unwieldy size and shoddy packing on the publisher's part. A very scarce copy thus. Peter Nadas' "A Book of Memories" is widely regarded as one of the canonical works of our time. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER NADAS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374229767. $70.00

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