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The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich

Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, this is a collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories.

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Russian Émigré Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky

Translated by Bryan Karetnyk

This new collection from Penguin Classics includes stories by the most famous émigré writers, Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin, and introduces many powerful lesser known voices, some of whom have never been available in English before.

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Nobody Leaves

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Ironic, witty, informal yet heartfelt, Nobody Leaves is a collection of revealing, formative works from the writer who turned reporting into a literary art.

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Madonna In A Fur Coat

Sabahattin Ali

The bestselling Turkish classic of love and longing in a changing world. Available in English for the first time.

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For Two Thousand Years

Mihail Sebastian

Mihail Sebastian’s 1934 novel was written amid the anti-Semitism which would, by the end of the decade, force him out of his career and turn his friends and colleagues against him.

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