'He managed what is almost unmanageable: to offer parody and enchantment at the same time' Colm Toibin
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From the Publisher
Since its U.S. launch in 2003, Hesperus Press has enjoyed a growing reputation for its inspired selection of short classic works. Written by illustrious authors, and often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English-speaking world, these works have been made accessible via a completely fresh editorial approach and new translations. Now, in addition to the Hesperus Classics,
Hesperus Press is introducing a new series: Modern Voices.
Drawing from the very best of 20th-century literature, Modern Voices
will retain the exceptional quality of the Hesperus Classics, with a new series look that reflects the more modern nature of the list. Among the first authors will be Carlo Levi, Katherine Mansfield, and Graham Greene, and Hesperus has already secured prominent contemporary writers like Anita Desai, William Boyd, and Colum McCann to introduce the booksagain retaining one of the key successes of the Hesperus Classics.
Finally,! 2005 heralds the launch of the Hesperus Contemporary
series, opening with The Nightingale Papers,
the fiction debut of prize-winning biographer David Nokes.
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