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An Ermine in Czernopol

(1958)
(The Hussar)
A novel by

 
 
An NYRB Classics Original

Set just after World War I, An Ermine in Czernopol centers on the tragicomic fate of Tildy, an erstwhile officer in the army of the now-defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, determined to defend the virtue of his cheating sister-in-law at any cost. Rezzori surrounds Tildy with a host of fantastic characters, engaging us in a kaleidoscopic experience of a city where nothing is as it appears - a city of discordant voices, of wild ugliness and heartbreaking disappointment, in which, however, "laughter was everywhere, part of the air we breathed, a crackling tension in the atmosphere, always ready to erupt in showers of sparks or discharge itself in thunderous peals."

Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Ermine in Czernopol (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Gregor Von Rezzori
ISBN: 1-59017-341-4 / 978-1-59017-341-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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January 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Ermine in Czernopol (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Gregor Von Rezzori
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU