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Favourite Mainland European Writers - old & new

A. Turner
 
The Castle (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Castle (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Just the master of nightmares."
The Immoralist (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Immoralist (Penguin Modern Classics)
"An involving story of a man torn between opressive duty and obsessive pleasure-seeking."
Vertigo
Vertigo
"Various explorations of memory and forgetting. The Kafka chapter is fantastic."
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
"A mystery with heart, intellect, charm and a wondeful lead character."
Fair Play
Fair Play
"Beautiful stories from the author of the Moomin books.  Learn something about humanity."
Eternal Monday
Eternal Monday
"A hungarian poet who combines wondeful symbolism with historical commentary in his work."
Death In Venice And Other Stories (Vintage Classics)
Death In Venice And Other Stories (Vintage Classics)
"A short novel full of detail and awkwardness. But in a good way!"
Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Popular Classics)
Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (Penguin Popular Classics)
"Sharp, grimly amusing tragi-comedy.  Still very relevant!"
The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By (Pocket Penguin Classics)
The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By (Pocket Penguin Classics)
"Another gripping but also funny and thoughtful mystery."
She Came to Stay (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
She Came to Stay (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
"De Beauvior, like Satre, can have a rather impenetrable style at times, but books like this one make her well worth the effort."
Steppenwolf (Penguin Modern Classics)
Steppenwolf (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Every teenager has to read this.  And then re-read it as an adult, and notice the nuances you missed the first time."
The Man without Qualities
The Man without Qualities
"Long but fascinating if you're at all interested in the modernists - it's all in here."