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Leonid Tsypkin

Buy Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin and we will send it along with a free Faber Editions bookmark, printed to mark the publication this twelfth Faber Editions title. Offer exclusive to faber.co.uk.

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Buy Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin and we will send it along with a free Faber Editions bookmark, printed to mark the publication this twelfth Faber Editions title. Offer exclusive to faber.co.uk.

About Summer in Baden-Baden:

Summer, 1867: The newlywed Dostoevsky and his young wife Anna – his one-time secretary – are travelling to the German spa resort of Baden-Baden on honeymoon. Their love is ecstatic, yet the author is plagued by demons: haunted by his crimes and punishments, consumed by fevers of jealousy, gambling to avoid mounting debts and shaken by epileptic fits.

Winter, 1970s: Our Jewish narrator embarks on a pilgrimage from Moscow to Leningrad to trace the footsteps of his literary hero. As the train travels across the Soviet Union’s bleak expanses, he immerses himself in Anna’s travel journal: and their journeys – past and present, real and imagined – soon become entwined.

The result of a clandestine literary vocation, Summer in Baden-Badenwas smuggled out of the Soviet Union in 1981 and first published in a Russian émigré weekly in the USA. It has since been hailed as a trailblazing modern classic, translated into more than twenty languages – and its hypnotic, enigmatic power only grows.

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