King Stakh's Wild Hunt
A jewel of Belarusian classic literature, King Stakh's Wild Hunt is one of Karatkevich's most critically acclaimed works that also inspired a 1979 film adaptation. Based on an ancient European legend, this suspense masterpiece taps into the imagery of the country's rich cultural heritage to offer both a haunting piece of gothic intrigue as well as a profound meditation on the destiny of the Belarusian people. The canvas of this gothic story includes a personal theme of the author's sad concern for his nation's destiny. The search for the truth that unites the novella's characters is in fact the author's contemplation - which he passes on to the reader - of the society in the late XIXth century, its conditions and its prospects for the future.
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