logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

The Black Envelope, Paperback / softback Book

The Black Envelope Paperback / softback

Part of the The Margellos World Republic of Letters series

Description

A splendid, violent spring suddenly grips Bucharest in the 1980s after a brutal winter.

Tolea, an eccentric middle-aged intellectual who has been dismissed from his job as a high school teacher on "moral grounds," is investigating his father's death forty years after the fact, and is drawn into a web of suspicion and black humor. "Reading 'The Black Envelope,' one might think of the poisonous 'black milk' of Celan's 'Death Fugue' or the claustrophobic air of mounting terror in Mr. Appelfeld's 'Badenheim 1939.' . . . Mr. Manea offers striking images and insights into the recent experience of Eastern Europe."-New York Times Book Review

Information

£13.00

£12.15

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Norman Manea   |  View all

Also in the The Margellos World Republic of Letters series   |  View all