Szentkuthy: Best Book of 2013!


The best paperback books of 2013

From Marginalia on Casanova to Philip Terry’s tapestry, Nicholas Lezard round up the best paperbacks of the year


“The year began with a bang for me with the publication of Miklós Szentkuthy’s Marginalia on Casanova (Contra Mundum Press), the first in a 10-volume series, begun in 1939, in which the Hungarian author decided to distil 2,000 years of human thought into a completely unclassifiable series of books. It’s a lot more fun than it sounds.”

Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian (December 5, 2013)