Elaine Kraf

Elaine Kraf

The Princess Of 72nd Street

Fiction by Elaine Kraf

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It’s with no small amount of urgency that Mathias Énard’s Compass, an engrossing meditation on the cultural and historical tension between Europe and the Islamic world, arrives from New Directions in a gorgeous translation by Charlotte Mandell.

—Hal Hlavinka, Quarterly Conversation

His most far-reaching and accomplished book and one of the finest European novels in recent memory.

—Adrian Nathan West, Literary Review

For all its sandstorm of scholarship, translated with tireless eloquence by Charlotte Mandell, Compass aches with…simple yearning.

The Economist

[Énard’s] imagination is indeed a wonder to behold.

The Irish Times
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