Other Literatures



Don Quixote

Don Quixote

When an ageing, impoverished nobleman decides to style himself “Don Quixote” and embarks upon a series of daring endeavours, it is clear that his ability to distinguish between reality and the fantasy world of literary romance has broken down. His...
By: Miguel De Cervantes
ISBN: 9781847493774

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The Withering World

The Withering World

Introduction by Tibor Fischer Although he is now mostly remembered as a novelist, it is as a poet and translator of poetry that Sándor Márai – the acclaimed author of Embers and Conversations in Bolzano – first made his name in the literary world....
By: Sándor Márai
ISBN: 9781847493316

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Secretum

Secretum

By writing what he called a “secret book” – taking the shape of a conversation between himself and St Augustine – Petrarch aimed to compose a cathartic text which would alleviate his spiritual crisis and help him make further inroads towards...
By: Petrarch
ISBN: 9781847491596

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Satyricon

Satyricon

Documenting the colourful escapades of the former gladiator Encolpius and his less than faithful lover Giton, the Satyricon plunges the reader into the lives of ordinary Roman citizens, vividly revealing the Empire’s seamy underbelly. A host of...
By: Petronius Arbiter
ISBN: 9781847491169

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Three Drops of Blood

Three Drops of Blood

This collection of short stories, previously unpublished in English, displays the disturbing and evocative force of Hedayat's writing, and confirms his place in the literary canon. They depict a world of revelation, uncanny similarity, grotesquery...
By: Sadeq Hedayat
ISBN: 9781847492821

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The Blind Owl

The Blind Owl

Originally written in Persian, The Blind Owl is predominantly a love story, an unconventional love story that elicits visions and nightmare reveries from the depths of the reader's subconscious. A young man, an old man and a beautiful young girl...
By: Sadeq Hedayat
ISBN: 9781846882630

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The Three-Cornered Hat

The Three-Cornered Hat

Based on a famous Spanish folk tale and set in rural Andalusia, The Three-Cornered Hat recounts the tribulations of a lecherous local magistrate as he attempts to have his way with the miller's beautiful and devoted wife, with unforeseen and...
By: Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
ISBN: 9781847490834

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Praise of Folly

Praise of Folly

The goddess Folly gives a speech, praising herself and explaining how much humanity benefits from her services, from politicians to philosophers, aristocrats, schoolteachers, poets, lawyers, theologians, monarchs and the clergy. At the same time,...
By: Erasmus
ISBN: 9781847493248

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