Dedalus Digital

  • Anglais Exquisite Corpse

    Irwin Robert

    • Dedalus digital
    • 22 April 2011

    Novel about love and madness amongst the British surrealists.

  • Anglais Pfitz

    Crumey Andrew

    • Dedalus digital
    • 22 April 2011

    An 18-th c Prince creates an ideal city on paper which comes to life

  • Anglais The Late Mattia Pascal

    Pirandello Luigi

    • Dedalus digital
    • 22 April 2011

    A novel about the nature of identity and belonging set in 1904.

  • Anglais The Devil in Love

    Cazotte Jacques

    • Dedalus digital
    • 22 April 2011

    Alvaro summons up the devil and gets more than he bargains for. World ex USA, Can

  • Anglais Walpurgisnacht

    Meyrink Gustav

    • Dedalus digital
    • 22 April 2011

    Comic, fantastic and grotesque, Walpurgisnacht uses Prague as the setting for a clash between German officialdom immured in the ancient castle above the Moldau, and a Czech revolution seething in the city below. Written in 1917, Walpurgisnacht continues the message of The Green Face, of a decadent society on the brink of collapse and of a Europe past salvation. In it we see Meyrink's exceptional narrative powers at their height.

  • Anglais Prague Noir

    Germain Sylvie

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 May 2011

    "a haunting classic" Madeleine Kingsley in She Magazine "An intricate, finely crafted and polished tale, The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague brings magic-realism to the dimly lit streets of Prague. Through the squares and alleys a woman walks, the embodiment of human pity, sorrow, death. Everyone she passes is touched by her, and Germain skilfully creates an intense mood and feel in her attempt to produce a spiritual map of Prague." The Observer Strong on emotion and atmosphere. A very personal view of both Prague and life.

  • Anglais The Dedalus Book of the Occult

    Lachman Gary

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 May 2011

    A hidden history of western thought and the occult's place in it

  • Anglais A Box of Dreams

    Madsen David

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 May 2011

    A Jungian box of tricks where nothing is what it seems. The young hero awakes to find himself on a train with Dr Freud from Vienna and the sadistic train attendant Malkowitz. He allows himself to be led off in a skirt on a visit to a nearby castle, where everyone is looking forward to his lecture the next day on yodelling. While researching yodelling, he encounters Adelma...

  • Anglais The Crime of Father Amaro

    Eca De Queiroz Jose Maria

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 May 2011

    Father Amaro sours for ever the life of the young Amelia Set in Leira, Portugal in the 1870s, follows the love affair of young Father Amaro with nubile Am elia, and their interactions with Am elia's mother, her atheist suitor, and her mother's lover, the priest Canon Dias.

  • Anglais Manon Lescaut

    Prevost Antoine Francois

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 May 2011

    A tragic love story with a plot like an 18th c Road Movie. Abbe Prevost was a French novelist and journalist. Through his translation of Richardson's work, he introduced English literature into France. He also published a periodical journal besides some novels and short stories.

  • Anglais The Dedalus Book of Absinthe

    Baker Phil

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 May 2011

    High acclaimed and the definitive social history of absinthe

  • A companion volume to Simplicissimus: the story of younggirl named Courage, caught up in the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War,who survives, even prospers, by the use of her native cunning andsexual attraction. Completely amoral, she flits through a successionof husbands and lovers and ends her life with a band of Gypsies. Theconceit here is that Courage supposedly tells her story to get back atSimplicissimus, who treats her dismissively in his own memoirs. Thisis a remorseless tale of lechery, knavery and trickery.

  • Anglais Eugene Onegin

    Pushkin Alexander

    • Dedalus digital
    • 10 February 2011

    Pushkin was the first Russian writer of European stature, and he is among the very few artists - such as Homer and Shakespeare - to have shaped the consciousness and history of an entire nation and its language, thereby affecting the world at large. Eugene Onegin is not merely the greatest poem in the Russian language by its most influential poet: it is a global culture, social and political icon of the highest order. The historical power of this work - a novel in verse - is made all the more extraordinary by the simplicity of its subject. Eugene Onegin is a story of disappointed love. Tatyana falls for the handsome Eugene to whom she daringly makes advances. He cooly rejects her, then flirts with her sister, Olga. When challenged by Olga's fiance, Lensky kills him in a duel, seemingly indifferrent to the grief he causes. (Ironically, Puskhin himself was to be killed in similar circumstances in 1937, some seven years after he completed the work). Onegin leaves the district. When he returns four years later, Tatyana has married another man and it is her turn to reject his advances. But it turns out that Onegin's hauteur is affected: he has always loved her passionately. She loves him too and both reflect painfully on what might have been.

  • Anglais Simplicissimus

    Grimmelshausen Johann

    • Dedalus digital
    • 10 February 2011

    It is a violent and often all-too-realistic picaresque, set in war-torn Europe during the 17th-century Thirty Years War.

  • Anglais Parisian Sketches

    Huysmans J K

    • Dedalus digital
    • 10 February 2011

    Intense, meticulously observed impressions of 1870s' Paris

  • Anglais Bruges-la-Morte

    Rodenbach Georges

    • Dedalus digital
    • 10 February 2011

    Bruges-la-Morte, which first appeared in 1892, concerns the fate of Hugues Viane, a widower who has turned to the melancholy, decaying city of Bruges as the ideal location in which to mourn his wife and as a suitable haven for the narcissistic perambulations of his inexorably disturbed spirit. Bruges, the 'dead city', becomes the image of his dead wife and thus allows him to endure, to manage the unbearable loss by systematically following its mournful labyrinth of streets and canals in a cyclical promenade of reflection and allusion. The story itself centres around Hugues' obsession with a young dancer whom he believes is the double of his beloved wife. The consequent drama leads Hugues onto a plank walk of psychological torment and humiliation, culminating in a deranged murder. This is a poet's novel and is therefore metaphorically dense and visionary in style. It is the ultimate evocation of Rodenbach's lifelong love affair with the enduring mystery and haunting mortuary atmosphere of Bruges.

  • Anglais La-Bas

    Huysmans J K

    • Dedalus digital
    • 10 February 2011

    Cult curio about satanism in fin-de-siecle Paris. Time Out The classic tale of satanism and sexual obsession in nineteenth-century Paris, in an attractive new edition...Strong meat for diseased imaginations (Murrough O'Brien in The Independent on Sunday) This superb new translation by Brendan King vividly recalls the allusive, proto-expressionist vigour of the original.

  • Anglais Against Nature

    Huysmans J K

    • Dedalus digital
    • 10 February 2011

    Study of obsession and aesthetics in fin-de-siecle France.

  • Anglais The Maias

    Eca De Queiroz Jose Maria

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 March 2011

    The greatest book by Portugal's greatest novelist.'Saramago

  • Anglais The Mandarin and other stories

    Eca De Queiroz Jose Maria

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 March 2011

    The Mandarin is a satire on avarice published with the stories' Jose Matia's, 'The Idiosyncrasies of a Young Blonde Woman' and ' The Hanged Man'.

  • Anglais Cousin Bazilio

    Eca De Queiroz Jose Maria

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 March 2011

    Cousin Bazilio - A tale of sexual folly and hypocrisy set in 19th c Lisbon

  • Anglais Paris Noir

    Yonnet Jacques

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 March 2011

    The darker side of the Parisian Left Bank in the 1940s , with supernatural elements.

  • Anglais The Angels of Perversity

    De Gourmont Remy

    • Dedalus digital
    • 31 July 2011

    The Angels of Perversity - 19th c erotic and decadent short story collection.

  • Anglais The Mysteries of Algiers

    Irwin Robert

    • Dedalus digital
    • 9 September 2012

    A novel about the psychology of terrorism set in algiers in 1959. "Entertaining and very nasty, this calculatedly intellectual comedy succeeds well as an unheroic quest starring Philippe, an interesting monster of disarming modesty." The Listener

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