Oliver VII by Antal Szerb

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THE RESTLESS RULER of an obscure Central European state plots a coup against himself and escapes to Venice in search of 'real' experience. There he falls in with a team of con-men and ends up, to his own surprise, impersonating himself. His journey through successive levels of illusion and reality teaches him much about the world, about his own nature and the paradoxes of the human condition.

About Antal Szerb

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Antal Szerb was born in 1901 into a cultivated Budapest family of Jewish descent. He was a prolific scholar, publishing books on drama and poetry, as well as influential histories of English, Hungarian and world literature. He died in the forced-labour camp at Balf in January 1945.
Published January 1, 2007 by Pushkin Press. 205 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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