Translated from the German by Jacques Meunier
'A compelling lyricism!' Ruth Valentini in Le Nouvel Observateur.
'Two novels, the story of two historical characters revisited in a most demanding and surprising literary invention.' Jean Philippe Mestre in Le Progrès.
Where literary style and sense of drama is concerned, Moreau and Piotr rank among Klabund's most dazzling masterpieces. They both offer, in a gem-dense form, his tragic vision of History through the lives of two great men. First comes the general of Napoleon, who, horrified by the excesses of the French Revolution, ended up on the side of the emperor's enemies. The second character is Peter the Great, the czar who, as the tradition goes, led Russia by the nose into the modern world and paid his endeavours with solitude.