Pazzi, Roberto. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1988 First American Edition. Quarter cloth with gilt lettering. 196 pp. Boards slightly bowed. A clean, attractive copy. “This short, haunting novel, which marks Pazzi’s American debut, is an elegant dirge, as crisply written as a moonlit night in the icy taiga. In portraying the distracted tsar, his overwrought wife, their embittered son Aleksei and their daughter Tatiana who communes with Rasputin’s spirit, Pazzi poetically evokes a society on the brink of collapse.” – PW Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Fine.