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The Black Envelope (Margellos World Republic of Letters)

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A splendid, violent spring suddenly grips Bucharest in the 1980s after a brutal winter. Tolea, an eccentric middle-aged intellectual who has been dismissed from his job as a high school teacher on "moral grounds," is investigating his father's death forty years after the fact, and is drawn into a web of suspicion and black humor.

"Reading 'The Black Envelope,' one might think of the poisonous 'black milk' of Celan's 'Death Fugue' or the claustrophobic air of mounting terror in Mr. Appelfeld's 'Badenheim 1939.' . . . Mr. Manea offers striking images and insights into the recent experience of Eastern Europe."—New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Norman Manea is Francis Flournoy Professor of European Culture and writer-in-residence at Bard College. A novelist and essayist, he first published in Communist Romania in the 1960s, producing a string of socially critical works that led to his departure in 1986. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and he has received many important cultural and literary prizes, including the MacArthur Fellowship (U.S.), the Nonino International Literary Prize (Italy), the Prix Médicis Etranger (France), and the Nelly Sachs prize (Germany). He is a member of the Berlin Academy of Art and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and the French government has named him Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Patrick Camiller has translated many works, including Dumitru Tsepeneags Vain Art of the Fugue, The Necessary Marriage, and Hotel Europa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300182941
Author:
Manea, Norman
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Camiller, Patrick
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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