If on a winter's night

Stories are cut short and readers are dragged into the action in this beguiling novel by Italo Calvino.

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Romania

Cataracts, black market goods, and jazz grooves feature in this selection of four Romanian artworks.

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Maus

The horrors of the Holocaust become a cat-and-mouse metaphor in this graphic novel by Art Spiegelman.

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Hungary

Dogs run riot, a woman works, and a messianic man approaches in this selection of four Hungarian artworks.

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