The Enchanted Night: Selected Tales

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In this collection, Miklós Bánffy narrates stories of cunning, betrayal and myth ranging from classical antiquity to the Transylvania of his own day.

ISBN: 9781782275923 Author: Banffy, Miklos Publisher: Pushkin Press Publication Date: 29th October 2020 Imprint: Pushkin Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 894.511332 (edition:23) Pages: 256 Language: English Edition: Short stories Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Transporting stories of intrigue, superstition and rivalry from a European master, in English for the first time

In this stark, haunting collection, Miklós Bánffy narrates with wry wisdom stories of cunning, betrayal and myth ranging from classical antiquity to the Transylvania of his own day. These are communities of sharp rivalries and religious superstition: young Borbálka, about to marry an unsuitable man, receives strange counsel from a suspicious figure in her village; four men seek to exploit the captive Gavrila Lung for money, while mountain wolves howl in the distance; when Old Damaskin betrays his stepson to hold on to his land, his wife extracts bizarre revenge.
Translated into English for the first time by the award-winning Len Rix, this collection further establishes Bánffy as one of the foremost European writers of the twentieth century.

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