'An intense, courageous novel, equal to the best of Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett' The New York TimesPart detective novel, part love story, part psychoanalytic case study, Malina is a staggering portrait of a writer trying to tell her own story in a world dominated by men.'I was subordinate to him from the beginning, and I must have known early on that he was destined to be my doom'A woman in postwar Vienna walks a tightrope between the two men in her life. There is her lover Ivan, beautiful and unavailable, who obsesses her. And there is Malina, the civil servant with whom she shares an apartment: reserved, fastidious, exacting, chillingly calm. As the balance of power between them starts to shift, she feels her fragile identity unravelling, gradually revealing the dark, bruised heart of her past.
Bachmann Trains Thomas - Tidmouth Shed with Manual Operated Turntable - Compatible with Bachmann Ho Scale E-Z Track - Ho Scale Train - Shaped Made of High Quality Plastic - Das Thomas & Friends-Bachmann Train Collection a Friend in a Time - Includes Manual Operated Turntable
Suitable for the following scale(s): OO ScaleThis gift pack is based upon the popular heritage steam rail tour that runs between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avonvia the scenic North Warwickshire line. Passengers enjoy a true mainline steam express experience as the train travels along a section of the GWR London to Birmingham mainline.Contents:Hall Class No.4965 'Rood Ashton Hall' Great Western green liveryTwo umber & cream Pullman cars No.335 and No.349BR MK1 BSK coach chocolate & cream W35470Stratford upon Avon open top tour bus (specially commissioned)
'It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered' Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann's hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity 'The Sandman'; Chamisso's influential black masterpiece 'Peter Schlemiel', where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka's chilling, disturbing satire 'In the Penal Colony'; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters' 'The Onion'; and Bachmann's modern fairy tale 'The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran'. Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition.Peter Wortsman's powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of 'angst' and the stories' place in the context of German history.Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman