Zweig on Montaigne

08 Oct 2015

‘To write something on Montaigne, whom I now read avidly and with such pleasure, has entirely seduced me; he is another (better) Erasmus, a wholly consoling spirit.’

Stefan Zweig was a perennial biographer, finding himself drawn throughout his lifetime to heroic figures of art, music and, most of all literature. From Dostoyevsky to Nietzsche, Erasmus to Dante – many of the most well-known literary and philosophical figures have been the target of Zweig’s pen.

None were idolized more by Zweig, however, than the French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne; whom Zweig thought of as an existential soulmate and old friend.

This biography, written at a time of incredible displacement and upheaval for Zweig, as the Second World War laid waste to much of what he held dear; reveals just as much about the writer himself as his subject matter. As such, it is an essential addition to any Zweig aficionado’s library.

Get your copy of Montaigne, the first ever English language translation, introduced and translated by Will Stone, from the Pushkin shop, published as part of our beautifully-produced Pushkin Collection.

Maresi has landed

30 Sep 2015

We’re all abuzz about our upcoming YA title Maresi, a ‘Finnish feminist fantasy’ from bestselling author Maria Turtschaninoff.

The stunning cover was today revealed by high-profile YA blogger Lucy Powrie and we’ve had some fantastic reviews:

‘Where YA fantasy can start to feel a little same-y, Maresi is dark and occasionally harrowing, yet always readable stands out for its startling originality, and for the frightening plausibility of the dangerous world it creates. Maria Turtschaninoff s deceptively simple, occasionally almost fairy tale-like prose is also a joy: the voice of Maresi (our first person narrator) always feels distinct and believable’ Rebecca Hawkes, Telegraph

‘A book full of courage. Dark, brave and so gripping you ll read it in one sitting with that instinctive hunch hovering over your shoulder warning you that something terrible is about happen if you turn the page. And then you turn the page…’ Laura Dockrill, author

Pre-order your copy now

Join us for an evening of storytelling

30 Sep 2015

If you go down to Dulwich woods on October 17th, you’re sure of a magical surprise…

We’ve teamed up with Dulwich Literary Festival and acclaimed storyteller Vanessa Woolf to take you on an adventure into the world of Tonke Dragt ‒ author of the international bestselling children’s classic The Letter for the King, and forthcoming sequel The Secrets of the Wild Wood.


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