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The World of Yesterday (Paperback): Stefan Zweig The World of Yesterday (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig; Translated by Anthea Bell
R526 R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

By the author who inspired Wes Anderson's 2014 film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel""

Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, "The World of Yesterday" recalls the golden age of literary Vienna--its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall.

Surrounded by the leading literary lights of the epoch, Stefan Zweig draws a vivid and intimate account of his life and travels through Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London, touching on the very heart of European culture. His passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the edge of extinction.

This new translation by award-winning Anthea Bell captures the spirit of Zweig's writing in arguably his most revealing work.

The Dark Side of Love (Paperback): Rafik Schami The Dark Side of Love (Paperback)
Rafik Schami; Translated by Anthea Bell
R305 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A dead man hangs from the portal of St Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer - and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderer's motive: it is a blood feud between the Mushtak and Shahin clans, reaching back to the beginnings of the 20th century. And, linked to it, a love story that can have no happy ending, for reconciliation has no place within the old tribal structures. Rafik Schami's dazzling novel spans a century of Syrian history in which politics and religions continue to torment an entire people. Simultaneously, his poetic stories from three generations tell of the courage of lovers who risk death sooner than deny their passions. He has also written a heartfelt tribute to his hometown Damascus and a great and moving hymn to the power of love.

Inkheart (Hardcover): Cornelia Funke Inkheart (Hardcover)
Cornelia Funke; Translated by Anthea Bell
R449 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called "Inkheart," and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books.

The Castle (Paperback, Critical): Franz Kafka, Anthea Bell The Castle (Paperback, Critical)
Franz Kafka, Anthea Bell; Edited by Ritchie Robertson
R207 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R34 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kafka's last novel, The Castle is set in a remote village covered almost permanently in snow and dominated by a castle and its staff of dictatorial, sexually predatory bureaucrats. The novel breaks new ground in exploring the relation between the individual and power, asking why the villagers so readily submit to an authority which may exist only in their collective imagination. Published only after Kafka's death, The Castle appeared in the same decade as modernist masterpieces by Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Proust, and is among the central works of modern literature. This new translation by prize-winning translator Anthea Bell follows the German text established by critical scholarship, and mentions manuscript variants in the notes. The detailed introduction by Ritchie Robertson, a leading Kafka scholar, explores the many meanings of this famously enigmatic novel, providing guidance without reducing the reader's freedom to make sense of this fascinating novel. In addition, the edition includes a Biographical Preface which places Kafka within the context of his time, plus an up-to-date bibliography and chronology of Kafka's life.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Angela Merkel - The Authorized Biography (Paperback): Stefan Kornelius Angela Merkel - The Authorized Biography (Paperback)
Stefan Kornelius; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R258 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authorized biography of one of the most powerful women in the world sheds light on the person behind the politician.

With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest of all, Angela Merkel, the leader of its most powerful economy, Germany. While foreign affairs have become the central issues of her chancellorship in this crucial election year, the entire world is anxiously looking to Germany to play its part in Europe's rescue. From her youthful days of hitchhiking in Tbilisi to being the guest of honor at a White House state dinner, this book examines how a girl from East Germany rose to the highest echelons of European power.

As well as explaining how Angela Merkel's world view was shaped and influenced by her background and ideology, this lively account discusses her personal relations with international counterparts such as David Cameron, Barack Obama, and Vladimir Putin, as well as her attitude towards the countries and cultures over which they rule.

A Case of Hysteria - (Dora) (Paperback): Sigmund Freud A Case of Hysteria - (Dora) (Paperback)
Sigmund Freud; Translated by Anthea Bell; Introduction by Ritchie Robertson; Notes by Ritchie Robertson
R200 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R34 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'I very soon had an opportunity to interpret Dora's nervous coughing as the outcome of a fantasized sexual situation.' A Case of Hysteria, popularly known as the Dora Case, affords a rare insight into how Freud dealt with patients and interpreted what they told him. The 18-year-old 'Dora' was sent for psychoanalysis by her father after threatening suicide; as Freud's enquiries deepened, he uncovered a remarkably unhappy and conflict-ridden family, with several competing versions of their story. The narrative became a crucial text in the evolution of his theories, combining his studies on hysteria and his new theory of dream-interpretation with early insights into the development of sexuality. The unwitting preconceptions and prejudices with which Freud approached his patient reveal his blindness and the broader attitudes of turn-of-the-century Viennese society, while his account of 'Dora's' emotional travails is as gripping as a modern novel. This new translation is accompanied by a substantial introduction which sets the work in its biographical, historical, and intellectual context, and offers a close and critical analysis of the text itself. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Crime in the Family (Paperback): Sacha Batthyany A Crime in the Family (Paperback)
Sacha Batthyany; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they walked down to the village, where 180 enslaved Jewish labourers waited, made them strip naked, and shot them all, before returning to the bright lights of the party. It remained a secret for decades, until Sacha Batthyany, who remembered his great-aunt Margit only vaguely from his childhood as a stern, distant woman, began to ask questions about it. A Crime in the Family is Sacha Batthyany's memoir of confronting these questions, and of the answers he found. It is one of the last untold stories of Europe's nightmare century,spanning not just the massacre at Rechnitz, the inhumanity of Auschwitz, the chaos of wartime Budapest and the brutalities of Soviet occupation and Stalin's gulags, but also the silent crimes of complicity and cover-up, and the damaged generations they leave behind. Told partly through the surviving journals of others from the author's family and the vanished world of Rechnitz, A Crime in the Family is a moving and revelatory memoir in the vein of The Hare with the Amber Eyes and The House by the Lake. It uncovers barbarity and tragedy but also a measure of peace and reconciliation. Ultimately,Batthyany discovers that although his inheritance might be that of monsters, he does not bear it alone.

Grimm's Fairy Tales (Hardcover): Lisbeth Zwerger Grimm's Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
Lisbeth Zwerger; Translated by Anthea Bell
R533 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R114 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Woman of the Dead - A Thriller (Paperback): Bernhard Aichner Woman of the Dead - A Thriller (Paperback)
Bernhard Aichner; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R239 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R45 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

KILL BILL meets DEXTER via THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, WOMAN OF THE DEAD is a wild ride of a thriller where the first stage of grief is revenge. And revenge is a dish best served bloody. How far would you go to avenge the one you love? Blum has a secret buried deep in her past. She thought she'd left the past behind. But then Mark, the man she loves, dies. His death looks like a hit-and-run. It isn't a hit-and-run. Mark has been killed by the men he was investigating. And then, suddenly, Blum rediscovers what she's capable of... 'An ironclad guarantee of sleepless nights' Barry Forshaw, Independent 'Fast, edgy and gripping ... full of quirks, with a conflicted heroine as killer at its heart. Do not miss it' Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

Andersen's Fairy Tales (Hardcover, None ed.): Hans Christian Andersen Andersen's Fairy Tales (Hardcover, None ed.)
Hans Christian Andersen; Translated by Anthea Bell; Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
R254 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R40 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Before the Feast (Paperback): Sasa Stanisic Before the Feast (Paperback)
Sasa Stanisic; Translated by Anthea Bell
R326 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R17 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gone to Ground - One woman's extraordinary account of survival in the heart of Nazi Germany (Paperback, Main): Marie... Gone to Ground - One woman's extraordinary account of survival in the heart of Nazi Germany (Paperback, Main)
Marie Jalowicz-Simon; Edited by Irene Stratenwerth, Hermann Simon; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish woman, makes an extraordinary decision. All around her, Jews are being rounded up for deportation, forced labour and extermination. Marie takes off the yellow star and vanishes into the city. In the years that follow, Marie lives under an assumed identity, moving between almost twenty different safe houses. She is forced to accept shelter wherever she can find it, and many of those she stays with expect services in return. She stays with foreign workers, committed communists and even convinced Nazis. Any false move might lead to arrest. Always on the move, never certain who could be trusted and how far, it is her quick-witted determination and the most amazing and hair-raising strokes of luck that ensure her survival. This is Marie's extraordinary story, told in her own voice with unflinching honesty after more than fifty years of silence.

Dwarf Nose (Hardcover): Wilhelm Hauff Dwarf Nose (Hardcover)
Wilhelm Hauff; Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger; Translated by Anthea Bell
R346 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Dragon Rider (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Funke Cornelia Dragon Rider (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Funke Cornelia; Translated by Anthea Bell
R436 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Blockbuster #1 New York Times Bestseller, Now in Paperback

With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. Flying over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they encounter fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage--and cross the path of a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge who's determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons in this enchanting adventure about the true meaning home.

Inkdeath (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Cornelia Funke Inkdeath (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Cornelia Funke; Translated by Anthea Bell
R511 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the follow-up to "Inkheart" and "Inkspell," Dustfinger is dead and the evil Adderhead is now in control. Meggie and Mo, lost between the covers of a book, face a curse of eternal winter unless they can rewrite past wrongs and strike a dangerous deal with death.

Inkspell (Hardcover): Cornelia Funke Inkspell (Hardcover)
Cornelia Funke; Translated by Anthea Bell
R456 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R71 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.

Bach (Paperback): Martin Geck Bach (Paperback)
Martin Geck; Introduction by John Butt; Translated by Anthea Bell
R233 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich and from Einstein to Churchill. music, a supreme craftsman able to bridge the gap between the music of the Renaissance and the glories of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This biography shows us Bach in his time, offering a portrait of the personal, political and social circumstances that shaped some of the greatest music ever written. It analyses Bach's musical achievement and considers why music such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the St Matthew Passion continues to hold its appeal centuries later.

The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig (Paperback): Stefan Zweig The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R441 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R58 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig's short stories the very best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp observation, understanding and vivid empathy. A knock on a door that forces a whole community to take flight, an aging womaniser who meets his match, a love soured into awful cruelty-these stories present a master at work, at the top of his form. Translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell

Inkdeath (Paperback): Cornelia Funke Inkdeath (Paperback)
Cornelia Funke; Translated by Anthea Bell
R303 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R39 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrenders. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?

6. INKSPELL, Book Sense Book of the Year, has spent more than 40 weeks of the NYT list.

7. INKHEART movie, starring Paul Bettany, Brendan Fraser, and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren, now available on DVD.

8. Funke, a four-time nominee and two-time Book Sense winner, is a favorite of booksellers.

9. More than 5 million Funke titles in print across all channels in North America alone!

The Ugly Duckling (Hardcover): Hans Christian Andersen The Ugly Duckling (Hardcover)
Hans Christian Andersen; Illustrated by Robert Ingpen; Translated by Anthea Bell
R378 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R91 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
All for Nothing (Paperback): Walter Kempowski All for Nothing (Paperback)
Walter Kempowski; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R273 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R75 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In January 1945, the German army is retreating from the Russian advance. Germans are fleeing the occupied territories in their thousands, in cars and carts and on foot. But in a rural East Prussian manor house, the wealthy von Globig family seals itself off from the world. Protected from the deprivation and chaos around them, they make no preparations to leave until a decision to harbour a stranger for the night begins their undoing. Finally joining the great trek west, the remaining members of the family face at last the catastrophic consequences of the war. Profoundly evocative of the period, sympathetic yet painfully honest about the motivations of its characters, All for Nothing is a devastating portrait of the complicities and denials of the German people as the Third Reich comes to an end.

Nicholas (Paperback): Rene Goscinny, Jean Jacques Sempe Nicholas (Paperback)
Rene Goscinny, Jean Jacques Sempe; Translated by Anthea Bell
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nicholas is the first in a series of five books, that bring to life the day-to-day adventures of a young school boy - amusing, endearing and always in trouble. An only child, Nicholas appears older at school than he does at home; his touchingly naive reactions to different situations cut through the preconceptions of adults to result in a formidable sequence of escapades. This first book in the series contains a collection of 19 individual stories in which, despite trying to be good, Nicholas and his friends always seem to end up in some sort of mischief. In the school room, at home and in the playground, their exuberance often takes over and the results are calamitous - at least for their teachers and parents. Whether confusing the photographer hired to take the class picture, rescuing a 'stray' dog, or trying desperately to help the teacher when the school inspector pays a visit, Nicholas always manages to make matters worse. This hilarious and heart-warming book will ignite laughter in children and adults alike. These stories of Nicholas' cureless antics blend a wonderfully imaginative sense of humour with a refreshing take on life, to leave a lingering aftertaste of ageless romantic charm in any reader.

All for Nothing (Paperback): Walter Kempowski All for Nothing (Paperback)
Walter Kempowski; Translated by Anthea Bell; Introduction by Jenny Erpenbeck
R390 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R124 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
C'est la Vie! - The Wonderful World of Jean-Jacques Sempe (Hardcover): Jean Jacques Sempe, Anthea Bell C'est la Vie! - The Wonderful World of Jean-Jacques Sempe (Hardcover)
Jean Jacques Sempe, Anthea Bell 1
R806 R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Save R162 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The most extensive collection of cartoons by one of the world's best-loved illustrators.

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life (Paperback, New Ed): Sigmund Freud The Psychopathology of Everyday Life (Paperback, New Ed)
Sigmund Freud; Introduction by Paul Keegan; Translated by Anthea Bell
R278 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The most trivial slips of the tongue or pen, Freud believed, can reveal our secret ambitions, money worries and sexual fantasies.

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life ranks among his most entertaining and accessible works. Starting with the story of how he once forgot the name of an Italian painter - and how a young acquaintance mangled a quotation from Virgil through fears that his girlfriend might be pregnant - it brings together a treasure trove of muddled memories, inadvertent actions and verbal tangles. Amusing, moving and deeply revealing of the repressed, hypocritical Viennese society of his day, Freud's dazzling interpretations provide the perfect introduction to psychoanalytic thinking in action.

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