By Night Under the Stone Bridge

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Arcade Pub., 1990 - Fiction - 198 pages
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Sixteenth-century Prague provides the setting for the story of the forbidden love between emperor Rudolf II and Esther, the wife of an influential financier, and of the efforts of the city's Great Rabbi to right a situation angering God

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User Review  - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing

This book is a series of linked stories. Each can be read on its own (though there are a couple that would leave you hanging if you didn’t know the previously-described relationships) but together ... Read full review

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A masterwork from an, up until recently, underappreciated author of the mid-20th century. The book is constructed as a series of short stories, each self sufficient independently, that, collectively ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Leo Perutz is the author of eleven novels that attracted the admiration of such writers as Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Italo Calvino, and Jorge Luis Borges. He was born in Prague in 1882 and lived in Vienna until the Nazi Anschluss, when he fled to Palestine. He returned to Austria in the fifties and died in 1957.

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