Documents Concerning Rubashov the Gambler

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9780099498247: Documents Concerning Rubashov the Gambler

In this bizarre trip through Europe, Rubashov, sentenced by the Devil to immortality, encounters some of the 20th century’s most notorious characters. Vallgren’s picaresque tale is destined to stand with The Master and Margarita as a genre classic.
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CARL-JOHAN VALLGREN was born in 1964. He is the author of eight novels, of which The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-reading Monster Hercules Barefoot...was the first novel to be appear in English. His work has been translated into eleven languages. He lives in Stockholm.

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"A gloriously inventive historical adventure" The Times "Sensational... Vallgren has a superb talent for pastiche, and makes witty and convincing cameos of the infamous and the great" Financial Times "Hugely entertaining, witty and thoughtful, this is a future cult classic" Big Issue "Frame[s] the everyday with an almost medieval fascination with the grotesque and the macabre... proof, in this case, that the devil has all the good stories" Metro "There are some nicely observed episodes here... disturbing metaphors that offer brilliant, brief illuminations of his brutal subject matter" New Statesman

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