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Trojan Women
Seneca
This free and eloquent translation skillfully reproduces the imagery, power, and frequent irony and sarcasm of Seneca's...



Seneca's "Hercules Furens"
A Critical Text with Introduction and Commentary
Seneca
John G. Fitch's new Latin text of Seneca's play, Hercules Furens, is based on a collation of the chief manuscripts, including the Paris manuscript T.



What Is to Be Done?
Nikolai Chernyshevsky
Almost from the moment of its publication in 1863, Nikolai Chernyshevsky's novel, What Is to Be Done?, had a profound impact on the course of Russian literature and politics. The idealized image it offered of dedicated and self-sacrificing intellectuals transforming society by means of scientific knowledge served as a model of inspiration for...






Tales from Djakarta
Caricatures of Circumstances and their Human Beings
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
A translation of short stories by the well-known Indonesian author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Written in the 1950s, these stories are intensely regional in flavor and modern in approach. This collection includes such works as "Stranded Fish,"...



Sanin
A Novel
Mikhail Artsybashev
"It evoked almost unprecedented discussions, like those at the time of Turgenev's Fathers and Sons. Some praised the novel far more than it deserved, others complained bitterly that it was...



The Beggar's Opera
Vaclav Havel
The Czech President Vaclav Havel, a force on behalf of international human rights and his country's most celebrated dissident, first gained prominence as a playwright. During the period when Havel was blacklisted by the Czechoslovakian government for...



Carmina Viatoris
Tuomo Pekkanen



The Industry of Marrying Europeans
Vu Trong Phung
This work by Vu Trong Phung, written in the 1930s, reports and expands on the author's meetings with North Vietnamese women who had made an "industry" of marrying European men. The Industry of Marrying Europeans is notable for its sharp observations, pointed humor, and unconventional mix of nonfictional and fictional narration, as well as its...



The Five
A Novel of Jewish Life in Turn-of-the-Century Odessa
Vladimir Jabotinsky
The Five is an captivating novel of the decadent fin-de-siècle written by Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880–1940), a controversial leader in the Zionist movement whose literary talents, until now, have largely gone unrecognized by Western readers.



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