Seaver, Richard

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Auschwitz
A Doctor's Eyewitness Account
By Miklos Nyiszli, Translated by Tibere Kremer, Translated by Richard Seaver, Introduction by Bruno Bettelheim
(Arcade Publishing)
When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous “Angel of Death”:... [READ MORE]
The Stoning of Soraya M.
A Story of Injustice in Iran
By Freidoune Sahebjam, Translated by Richard Seaver
(Arcade Publishing)
Soraya M.’s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn’t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya’s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking... [READ MORE]
The Essence of Provence
The Story of L'Occitane
By Pierre Magnan, Translated by Richard Seaver
(Arcade Publishing)
The extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of Olivier Baussan and the roadside soap stand that became L’Occitane, one of the world’s most successful purveyors of natural fragrances. Founded in 1976 by Olivier Baussan, the now world-renowned fragrance company L’Occitane, “a woman of Provence” in Old French,... [READ MORE]
Letters From Prison
By Marquis de Sade, Translated by Richard Seaver
(Arcade Publishing)
The 1990s have seen a resurgence of interest in the Marquis de Sade, with several biographies competing to put their version of his life story before the public. But Sadean scholar Richard Seaver takes us directly to the source, translating Sade's prison correspondence. Seaver's translations retain the... [READ MORE]
The Mystified Magistrate
And Other Tales
By Marquis de Sade, Translated by Richard Seaver
(Arcade Publishing)
The Marquis de Sade is known variously to history as “the Divine Marquis” (the Surrealists) and “that monster author” (Napoleon)because of the daring originality and scandalous nature of much of his writing. What is less known, or virtually forgotten, is that he also possessed a dark but undeniable sense... [READ MORE]
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