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Women by Mihail Sebastian
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Mar 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781590519547

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“A compelling portrait of desire in its many convoluted manifestations.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Perceptive and affectionate…these concise stories…showcase Sebastian’s brilliant eye for emotional detail.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for For Two Thousand Years:

“Remarkably pertinent to our time and place…elegiac and lyrical.” —New York Times Book Review

“Scintillating…a fiery coming-of-age story introduced to the combustible material of extremist politics.” —Wall Street Journal, The Best New Fiction

“Nothing I have read is more affecting than Mihail Sebastian’s magnificent, haunting 1934 novel, For Two Thousand Years.” —Philippe Sands, The Guardian, Best Books of 2016

For Two Thousand Years wonderfully captures the sense of prewar Romania in all its sophistication, its beauty, and its horror…I love Sebastian’s courage, his lightness, and his wit.” —John Banville, author of The Sea
“Eerily prophetic…a brilliant translation of a most unusual novel.” —Irish Times
“Mordant, meditative, knotty, provocative…More than a fascinating historical document, it is a coherent and persuasive novel…Philip Ó Ceallaigh’s translation is highly convincing and sweeps us along with its protagonist’s emotional shifts.” —Financial Times
“One of the most unusual, seductive, and beautiful books I’ve read in years. It has lightness of touch coupled with astonishing range…Like any classic of a type we’ve not seen before, it is a book which needs to be read and reread and which, over years, will become a reliable friend for life.” —Jewish Quarterly
“Philip Ó Ceallaigh has succeeded in preserving the unique mixture of alienation, ennui, and barely disguised anxiety that marks Sebastian’s prose…the long sections written in diary form…are not just memorable, they are overwhelming.” —Times Literary Supplement
“Complex, unsettling…Sebastian seldom provoked indifference in his readers. That is why he belongs in the pantheon of classic authors.” —New Statesman

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