В литературния живот на ХХ век името Стефан Цвайг (1881 - 1942) оставя отпечатък в много области; австийският писател твори в областта на романа, разказа, биографията, драмата, занимава се с журналистика. Известен е на българския читател най-вече със знаменитите си биографии на Мария Антоанета, Мария Стюард, Еразъм Ротердамски, докато разказите и повестите му остават донякъде в сянка.
В най-новия си брой списание BIOGRAPH се стреми да запълни тази празнота, като предлага на читателя три от тези изключителни повести, пропити не само с усета на Цвайг за езика в цялата му богата изразност, а и с болезненото осъзнаване на актуалните за неговото време проблеми на войната през очите на обикновения човек, смазващата хватка на инфлацията, отразена в житейската съдба на малките хора с техните радости, както и на винаги живата тема за копнежа на човешкото сърце. Една от тези повести - "Писмо на една непозната" - през 1948 година е претворена във филм на Хауърд Кох, предложен от Библиотеката на конгреса на САЩ за съхраняване в Националния филмов регистър на САЩ като "културно, исторически и естетически значим" - признание не само за филма, а и за автора на едноименната повест, останал в историята на литературата като един от писателите с най-гъвкаво перо. Сборникът съдържа повестите: "Невидимата сбирка" "Случката край Женевското езеро" "Писмо на една непозната"
As the Great War grinds to its bloody finale, DI Hardcastle is encumbered with a frustrating and complicated investigation . . . - March, 1918. The Great War is grinding slowly to its bloody finale. Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle, head of the Whitehall Division of the Metropolitan Police, is called to a body is recovered from the Thames. Mavis Parker, the victim’s attractive widow, proves to be a good-time girl, and to complicate matters, all the suspects seem to be known to each other, including a South African who purports to be an actor. But it is when Special Branch intervene that things really get complicated . . .
I know she’s forbidden.
I’ve been warned. But I’m in too deep. Hailee Archer was mine the minute I met her and there’s no way in hell I’m giving her up. Our club is at war, though, and her brother is our greatest ally. He’s made it clear he doesn’t want me anywhere near her. He’s threatened to walk away from our club if he doesn’t get what he wants. What he doesn’t know about me is that I’m a stubborn bastard. I will fucking fight to the bitter end for my family. He wants to threaten me? He can go right the fuck ahead.
He doesn’t stand a chance. This story contains all the panty-melting sexiness and alpha goodness that Nina Levine books are known for. OUT NOW!
THE FINAL FOUR VOLUMES NOW IN ONE CREAMY COLLECTION! Life at the Cream Clinic is everything Amy could have ever imagined and then some. But that all changes in an instant when the clinic is raided and most of the human cows are kidnapped by foreign mercenaries. Now Amy, Sarah, and the man who rescued them must do whatever it takes to rescue Dr.
John and the rest of his cows, including using the very milk that got them into trouble in the first place...
As Serena Oakes makes plans for her wedding, she begins to experience vivid nightmares about events that happened long before she was born. In one dream, a savage Indian brave captures her. In another she's pregnant and unsuccessfully trying to rescue a beloved and injured husband from a burning room. Following each dream, Serena experiences near-fatal accidents and averts death only because her fiance, Tony Villiers, comes to her rescue. Tony suspects that Serena's accidents are really murder attempts, but who would want to kill Serena and why? Certainly she is both beautiful and wealthy, but she is too kind and gentle to make enemies easily. Can Tony keep Serena alive long enough to discover the scoundrel, or will the Ghosts in the Garden warn her in time?
While Puddle is busy enjoying the "music" of Woodcock Pocket, Toot is off to the Congo on an African adventure. "Be sure to listen to the music of the jungle!" Puddle reminds Toot as he takes off, but Toot isn’t so sure he’s good at listening to the music.
That’s until he meets a tribe of Bambuti Pygmy Pigs who are good at two things: gathering honey to trade and playing music! They encourage Toot to "get with the beat" and soon he’s singing, dancing, and drumming up a storm all over the jungle.
Meanwhile, inspired by a postcard Toot has sent of his new friends, Puddle decides he should find an instrument too. He searches all around the house for something he can play. An over-turned water barrel just might do the trick! Boy, will he have a surprise when Toot gets back! This musical journey both home and abroad ends with laughter and joy and reminds us that music can be found just about anywhere you’re willing to look.