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  • Published: 18 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241442913
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

Women




A gorgeous Romanian modern classic about love and relationships, with an introduction by Booker-winner John Banville

Stefan Valeriu, a young Romanian student, holidays alone in the Alps, where he soon becomes entangled in romantic relationships with three different women who pass through his guesthouse. We follow Stefan after his return to Paris as he reflects on the women in his life, at times playing the lover, and at others observing shrewdly from the periphery.Women's four interlinked stories offer nuanced and deeply moving portraits of romantic relationships in all their complexity, from unrequited love and passionate affairs to tepid marriages of convenience. In light, elegant prose, Mihail Sebastian, widely regarded as the greatest Romanian writer of the 20th century, explores longing, otherness, empathy, and regret.

  • Published: 18 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241442913
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

About the author

Mihail Sebastian

Mihail Sebastian was the pen-name of the Romanian writer Iosif Hechter. Born in the Danube port of Braila, he died in a road accident in 1945. During the period between the wars he was well-known for his lyrical and ironic plays and for urbane psychological novels tinged with melancholy, as well as for his extraordinary literary essays.

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