Monday, October 20, 2014

Devil Stories

Maximilian J. Rudwin - Devil Stories (1921)

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Not sure I could imagine Knopf publishing this today (it was only a few years old at the time) though this is still a fairly substantial group of authors - Thackeray, Baudelaire, Gorky, Machiavelli, de Maupassant.  The editor excluded anything not in prose and anything somewhat off-color (he mentions skipping Rabelais and Balzac) but that hardly matters.  The notes in the back are more substantial than usual and are well worth reading.  The author is covered in a very nice post at the blog Lesser-Known Writers that's far more substantial than anything I'd do.