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The Hideout

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The Hideout by Egon Hostovský
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Jul 25, 2017 | ISBN 9781782272403

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“[Hostovsky] explores madness, heroism, and salvation in this intense, dreamlike novella. . . This captivating novella dramatizes one man’s existential conflict within the larger, worldwide conflagration.” — Publishers Weekly

The Hideout is an important work of existentialism that recalls Albert Camus’s The Stranger and Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea in terms of probing the reality of self-knowledge and the nature of good and evil. Though dark, the novel has a poetry all its own. . . The Hideout is not without horrifying moments of violence, but it offers a glimpse of transcendence while shaking one to the core. . . This English translation of Egon Hostovský’s Czech masterpiece creates an unforgettable account of a war refugee in his darkest hour.” —  Scott Neuffer, in Shelf Awareness

“A dark firecracker of a book…tantalisingly knitting together the philosophical novel, the existential thriller, the spy romance and the noir war story…a real find.” — Bookanista

“Whether charting transient freedom in Paris, “city of light rustlings, of sweetly secret speech, of blue grayness”, or chronicling inner turmoil, this overlooked classic is both beautiful and intense.” — Glasgow Herald

“A superb writer.” – Milan Kundera

The Hideout‘ is important as an encouraging example of a new spiritual trend in European literature.” Free World

“A remarkable novel… As absorbing reading it matches any popular novel, yet it does so without the customary devices.”The New Masses

“Hostovsky delights in discoveries of the depths and oddities, the strange courses and subtle transformations of human souls… A forceful language rich in images adds to the pleasure of reading.” Saturday Review

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