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Best European fiction 2010

Author: Aleksandar Hemon; Zadie Smith
Publisher: Champaign IL : Dalkey Archive Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historically, English-language readers have been great fans of European literature, and names like Franz Kafka, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann are so familiar we hardly think of them as foreign at all. What those writers brought to English-language literature was a wide variety of new ideas, styles, and ways of seeing the world. Yet times have changed, and how much do we even know about the richly diverse  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aleksandar Hemon; Zadie Smith
ISBN: 9781564785435 1564785432
OCLC Number: 320800825
Description: xviii, 421 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Country where no one ever dies / Ornela Vorpsi --
While sleeping / Antonio Fian --
Murderer/ Peter Terrin --
Zidane's melancholy / Jean-Philippe Toussaint --
At the Sarajevo Market / Igor Stiks --
And all turned moon / Georgi Gospodinov --
Veres / Neven Usumovic --
Bulbjerg / Naja Marie Aidt --
Foreign women / Elo Viiding --
[from] Extinction / Juhani Brander --
Hotel Komaba Eminence / Christine Montalbetti (with Haruki Murakami) --
Jeremiah's terrible tale / George Konrad --
Sky over Thingvellir / Steinar Bragi --
Orphan and the mob / Julian Gough --
Camino / Orna Ni Choileain --
Carlo doesn't know how to read / Giulio Mozzi (aka Carlo Dalcielo) --
Ants and bumblebees / Inga Abele --
Deep in the snow / Mathias Ospelt --
Allure of the text / Giedra Radvilaviciute --
Fourteen little Gustavs / Goce Smilevski --
Resistance / Stephan Enter --
Waves of stone / Jon Fosse --
Didi / Michal Witkowski --
dona malva and senhor jose ferreiro / Valter Hugo Mae --
Three hundred cups / Cosmin Manolache --
Friedmann space / Victor Pelevin --
Basilica in Lyon / David Albahari --
Prompter / Peter Kristufek --
Do you understand? / Andrej Blatnik --
Revelation on the Boulevard of Crime / Julian Rios --
Noir in five parts and an epilogue / Josep M Fonalleras --
Ice moon / Peter Stamm --
Swimming home / Deborah Levy --
Ballad of Ann Bonny / Alasdair Gray --
Indigo's mermaid / Penny Simpson --
Author biographies and personal statements --
Translator biographies --
Online resources --
Acknowledgments --
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Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Aleksandar Hemon ; preface by Zadie Smith.

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Edited by acclaimed Bosnian novelist and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Hemon, the Best European Fiction series offers a window into what's happening in literary scenes throughout Europe.  Read more...

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The book tilts toward unconventional storytelling techniques. And while we ve heard complaints about this before why only translate the most difficult work coming out of Europe? it makes sense here. Read more...

 
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