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Fiction In Translation

  • Marguerite Duras

    Moderato Cantabile

    $23.00

    translated by Richard Seaver A distressed young man murders the woman he loves in a cafe, watched by a large crowd. Fascinated by the crime she has witnessed, Anne Desbaresdes returns several times to the scene, forming a relationship with a man who also saw the murder, and drinking through the afternoon with him as he patiently answers her eager questions. Slowly, they find themselves being taken over by forces which threaten their own stability. Moderato Cantabile is a carefully woven tapes...

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  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    The Little Prince

    $12.00

    Translated by Gregory Norminton Having crash-landed in the Sahara desert, a pilot comes across a young boy who introduces himself as the Little Prince and tells him the story of how he grew up on a tiny asteroid before travelling across the galaxies and coming to Earth. His encounters and discoveries, seen through childlike, innocent eyes, give rise to candid reflections on life and human nature. First published in 1943 and featuring the author’s own watercolour illustrations, The Little Prin...

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  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Wilhelm Meister

    $22.00

    translated by H. M. Waidson Seduced by the world of the theatre and taking upon himself the grand aspiration of becoming a successful performer and dramatist, the merchant's son Wilhelm Meister embarks on a tumultuous quest of self-fulfilment, in which he finds himself having to negotiate love, ambition and the need to accommodate freedom with the constraints of society. As he faces the obstacles on his way and encounters many remarkable characters, his objectives gradually widen from persona...

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