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Love in a Bottle and Other Stories

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Love in a Bottle and Other Stories by Antal Szerb
Aug 06, 2013 | ISBN 9781908968425
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    Aug 06, 2013 | ISBN 9781908968425

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“His love affair with literature was passionate, intense, and serious, but for all that it was never humorless, and it never lost the flirtatious and giddy quality of an adolescent crush. Reading Szerb on literature—reading Szerb at all—is like watching a lover dote on the object of his affections. . . It is the disparity between literary perfection and drab actuality that motivates us, in Szerb’s view, to improve our world, to question its assumptions and tear at its established fabrics.” – Becca Rothfield, The New Republic

“Sophisticated, elegant and unpredictable.” – Jonathan Keates, TLS

“A writer of immense subtlety and generosity… Can literary mastery be this quiet-seeming, this hilarious, this kind? Antal Szerb is one of the great European writers.” – Ali Smith

“Antal Szerb belongs with the master novelists of the 20th century.” – Paul Bailey

“Szerb is a master novelist whose powers transcend time and language.” – Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

“A very charming, humorous and intelligent man, familiar … with the entire culture of Western Europe.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“The Hungarian master… left a scholarly body of criticism as well as fiction, including his masterpiece, Journey By Moonlight (1937) and some glorious stories gathered here.” – Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

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