Elliott Bay Book Group

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The Sound and the Fury (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679732242
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 1991

February 2020

The Sound and the Fury

 

The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character's voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner's masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

 

Tuesday, February 4th at 6:30 PM


Katalin Street Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681371528
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 12th, 2017

March 2020

Katalin Street

 

n prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist.

 

Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events.

 

Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM