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By Uladzimir Karatkevich

ISBN-10: 1909156108

ISBN-13: 9781909156104

ISBN-10: 1909156116

ISBN-13: 9781909156111

A mysterious state within the geographical centre of Europe, the one who writer Uladzimir Karatkevich romantically put ‘under the white wings’, Belarus this day continues to be hidden from a bigger public view. Glagoslav courses is to give to the English conversing reader a gothic novel that would inform the tale of this land as as soon as obvious by way of its such a lot acclaimed author and historian.

King Stakh's Wild Hunt tells the story of Andrey Belaretsky, a tender folklorist who unearths himself stranded by way of a typhoon within the fort of Marsh Firs, the seat of the fading aristocratic Yanovsky relatives. provided safe haven through Nadzeya, the final within the Yanovskys’ line, he learns of the family members curse and negative apparitions that portend her early demise and capture her in everlasting, maddening worry. As Belaretsky starts to resolve the secrets and techniques of the Yanovskys, he himself turns into quarry of the Wild Hunt, silent phantoms who stalk the marshes on horseback and bring loss of life to all who pass their direction. He needs to discover the reality at the back of the ghostly hunt to unencumber Nadzeya from her destiny and undo the curse that hangs over the marshes.

A jewel of Belarusian vintage literature, King Stakh's Wild Hunt is one in all Karatkevich's such a lot significantly acclaimed works that still encouraged a 1979 movie variation. in keeping with an historic eu legend, this suspense masterpiece faucets into the imagery of the country’s wealthy cultural history to supply either a haunting piece of gothic intrigue in addition to a profound meditation at the future of the Belarusian humans. The canvas of this gothic tale encompasses a own topic of the author’s unhappy difficulty for his nation’s future. the hunt for the fact that unites the novella’s characters is actually the author’s contemplation - which he passes directly to the reader - of the society within the overdue XIXth century, its stipulations and its clients for the long run.

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