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Fire and Knowledge

- Fiction and Essays
 Format: Paperback  Author: Peter Nadas  Category: Literary Collections  Publisher: Picador  Published: July 22, 2008  ISBN: 0312427514  ISBN-13: 978-0312427511  Pages: 400  Language: English  Dimension: 5.5 x 0.89 x 8.5 inches  Item Weight: 11.4 ounces  Edition: First Edition (July 22, 2008)  Download  Buy Now

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
The U.S. publication of A Book of Memories in 1997 introduced to our shores the work of an extraordinary novelist, Péter Nádas. Now, in Fire and Knowledge, a superb collection of short stories, essays, and literary criticism, we discover other aspects of Nádas’s major presence in European life and letters: as a trenchant commentator on the events that have transformed Europe since 1989, as a stunning literary critic, and as a subtle interpreter of language and politics in societies both free and unfree. Here, in full, is a rich and rewarding compilation of brilliantly original, touching, witty, and thought-provoking works by one of our greatest living writers.

About the author

Peter Nadas

Péter Nádas, Hungarian form Nádas Péter, (born October 14, 1942, Budapest, Hungary), Hungarian author, essayist, and playwright known for his detailed surrealist tales and prose-poems that often blended points of view or points in time.

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