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John WrayRezzori…shares Cervantes's fondness for the pageant of human frailty, and pride is at the head of the procession…As amusing as its well-turned plot and rogues' gallery of characters may be, An Ermine in Czernopol's deepest pleasures reside in its digressions. Some of these are nearly as virtuosic…as anything in In Search of Lost Time…An Ermine in Czernopol won the coveted Fontane Prize in literature, but its author himself was never accorded pride of place in the canon, either in the German-speaking world or in the United States. By reissuing Rezzori's…magnum opus, in a luminous new translation by Philip Boehm, the good folk at NYRB Classics, that inestimable series, have nobly undertaken to correct this state of affairs.
—The New York Times Book Review