New Book Tuesday! Ascent to Glory and The Nose and Other Stories

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Ascent to Glory

How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic

Álvaro Santana-Acuña

Ascent to Glory is a groundbreaking study of One Hundred Years of Solitude, from the moment García Márquez first had the idea for the novel to its global consecration. Using new documents from the author’s archives, Álvaro Santana-Acuña shows how García Márquez wrote the novel, going beyond the many legends that surround it. He unveils the literary ideas and networks that made possible the book’s creation and initial success.

New from the Russian Library series!

The Nose and Other Stories

Nikolai Gogol. Translated by Susanne Fusso

Nikolai Gogol’s novel Dead Souls and play The Government Inspector revolutionized Russian literature and continue to entertain generations of readers around the world. Yet Gogol’s peculiar genius comes through most powerfully in his short stories. By turns—or at once—funny, terrifying, and profound, the tales collected in The Nose and Other Stories are among the greatest achievements of world literature.

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