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The Bride From Odessa
  • Published: 15 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9781843430513
  • Imprint: Harvill Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $34.99

The Bride From Odessa



An outstanding collection of short stories by the Argentine writer and film director, Edgardo Cozarinsky.

Set in Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Vienna, Budapest and Odessa, both before and after the Second World War, Edgardo Cozarinsky's stories belong to the spirit of Borges and to a great Argentine cosmopolitan tradition: that of the uprooted exile, the plaything of History, who, set down in a strange but proud land, looks back nostalgically to the Europe of his ancestral memories.

Cozarinsky's characters are writers, lovers, scholars, artists and dreamers. An ambitious young Jew, about to marry and embark for a new life in Argentina is accosted by an unknown woman who departs with him to Buenos Aires; a pianist in a Buenos Aires nightclub finds himself drawn back to Germany in 1937; an Argentine-American Jew travels to Lisbon to unravel the threads of his grandparents' wartime affair...

They are all travellers of a kind, characters who inhabit a secret land, without frontiers.

  • Published: 15 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9781843430513
  • Imprint: Harvill Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Edgardo Cozarinsky

Edgardo Cozarinsky was born in Buenos Aires in 1939 and has lived in Paris since 1974. Best known for his subtle, semi-documentary films, he is the author of two collections of short stories, Urban Voodoo and The Bride from Odessa; a novella, The Moldavian Pimp; and prize-winning essays.

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Praise for The Bride From Odessa

Occasionally you come on someone you have never read before and discover that the work is so good it dispels ennui and restores your faith in imaginative literature. The Bride from Odessa is just such a book...

The Scotsman

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