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Description of a struggle : the Vintage book of contemporary Eastern European writing

Author: Michael March
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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A collection of contemporary East European writing. In Ants, a Russian learns to love the bugs which infest his body, in Retina, the son of a Polish concentration camp survivor becomes a terrorist, in Big Business, people pose as Rumanian beggars in the Paris Metro in order to earn a living.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Description of a struggle.
New York : Vintage Books, 1994
(OCoLC)646967607
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael March
ISBN: 0679745149 9780679745143
OCLC Number: 30700323
Notes: Also published under title: Description of a struggle: the Picador book of contemporary East European prose.
Description: xxiv, 403 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Writing from the empire behind the wall / Ivan Klima --
Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia : Russians by trade / Bora Cosic --
Repetition / Drago Jancar --
The Balkan express / Slavenka Drakulic --
The Pope / David Albahari --
Poland : Annihilation / Piotr Szewc --
Retina / Hanna Krall --
The register of adulteresses / Jerzy Pilch --
Mina / Pawel Huelle --
Hungary : Vivisection / Peter Nadas --
The sunken apple tree / Laszlo Marton --
Down the Danube / Peter Esterhazy --
The contents of suitcases / Lajos Grendel --
(to be continued) (Continued) Czech Republic : The pink scarf / Bohumil Hrabal --
The unborn / Eda Kriseova --
He wakes up / Alexandra Berkova --
Brownian motion / Ondrej Neff --
Slovakia : Escalation of feeling --
Pavel Vilikovsky --
Memorial to Don Giovanni / Jan Johanides --
On the threshold/ Dusan Mitana --
The white dog / Rudolf Sloboda --
Bulgaria : Desires: the erotica of Communism / Ivailo Dichev --
Big business / Victor Paskov --
My past, my future / Ivan Kulekov --
A Bulgarian tourist chats to an English pigeon in Trafalgar Square / Stanislav Stratiev --(to be continued) (Continued) Romania : The dream / Mircea Cartarescu --
The open window / Ana Blandiana --
The war / George Cusnarencu --
The art of war / Stefan Agopian --
Albania : The concert / Ismail Kadare --
The secret of my youth / Mimoza Ahmeti --
The pain of a distant winter / Teodor Laco --
Lithuania : Two stories about suicides / Jurga Ivanauskaite --
I'm going out, to buy a lightbulb / Valdas Papievis --
Latvia : The history of yellow / Andrei Levkin --
Mousy death / Andra Neiburga --
Estonia : The beauty of history / Viivi Luik --
We gaze up into the tops of the spruce trees / Rein Tootmaa --(to be continued) (Continued) Belarus : Variations on the seasons / Yurii Petkevich --
Ukraine : Hog's fat, pancake, and the sausage / Igor Klekh --
Russia : The time of peonies: a novel / Svetlana Vasilieva --
Stereoscopic Slavs / Zufar Gareev --
Ants / Viktor Lapitskii --
Philemon and Baucis / Olga Novikova.
Responsibility: edited by Michael March.

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A collection of contemporary East European writing. In Ants, a Russian learns to love the bugs which infest his body, in Retina, the son of a Polish concentration camp survivor becomes a terrorist, in Big Business, people pose as Rumanian beggars in the Paris Metro in order to earn a living.

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