A delightful taste of the Host 88 Collection, this poetry and short story bundle takes you all over the world.
With this purchase you'll receive:
+ The Faithful Lover by Massimo Bontempelli
+ A Man and His Shadow by Affonso de Sant'Anna
+ Assembly by Novice Tadić
About The Faithful Lover
Winner of the Premio Strega, Italy's most prestigious literary award, The Faithful Lover (translated by Estelle Gilson) is a sumptuously imagined short story collection by renowned writer Massimo Bontempelli. From a young boy's memorable encounter with a pair of ghostly lovers, to an elderly woman's unsettling final bequest, these powerful stories illuminate Bontempelli's belief that the wonders of the world can be found all around us, dwelling within the realm of the everyday. The final masterpiece of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers, The Faithful Lover is now available to English-speaking audiences for the first time.
About A Man and His Shadow
This collection (translated by Fred Ellison) immerses the reader in renowned Brazilian poet Affonso Romano De Sant'Anna's enigmatic world of shadows. A master of humorous meditation, Sant'Anna offers the reader an elegant treasury of miniature histories. We enter a curious realm in which shadows take part in duels, fetch the daily paper, and attend orgies, while their bodily counterparts engage in the usual impulsive acts of treachery and devotion. At once volatile, comic and profound, the verse narratives in A Man And His Shadow form an irreverent collection of organized whimsy.
A dynamic artist at the height of his poetic powers, Novica Tadić presents to the reader a world that is at once surreal and hauntingly familiar, a world of encounters with uncanny creatures. His poetry addresses the challenges of surviving as an artist in a Communist society, and shadows of oppression and spiritual pollution permeate much of his work. Assembly (translated by Steven Teref & Maja Teref) is a subversive and mischievous collection, an exploration of humanity that is a stunning testament to Tadić's artistic soul.
A recipient of every major literary award in Serbia (and former Yugoslavia), Tadić gained world-wide recognition with the publication of his recent books The Unknown and Devil's Companion.