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Mere chances : selected stories

Author: Veronika Simoniti; Nada Grošelj; David Limon
Publisher: Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Slovenian literature series (Dalkey Archive Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Dalkey Archive editionView all editions and formats
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"Mere Chances collects some of Veronika Simoniti's most singular and strange stories. A linguistic experimentalist in the tradition of Julio Cortázar, Simoniti populates her tales with homeless and nomadic characters struggling to fashion or to maintain their identities as they cross physical and linguistic borders. Whether compelled to communicate in codes not their own or grappling with the loss of language  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veronika Simoniti; Nada Grošelj; David Limon
ISBN: 9781628972375 1628972378
OCLC Number: 1005199536
Language Note: Translated from the Slovenian.
Notes: "Dalkey Archive paperbacks."
Description: 157 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The names of things --
On the mainland --
Garda stories --
Patterns of the world --
Cyrano --
Comet hunting --
Aegeus --
The true story of Victor Lustig --
Portugal --
A house of paper --
Ramøn de Caballo --
Roma Termini --
Remington noiseless --
Out of oblivia --
Jet lag --
The feud --
Olivija --
The rex --
The life and death of silent Silvina --
Papilio Dardanus --
Sixty percent.
Series Title: Slovenian literature series (Dalkey Archive Press)
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Veronika Simoniti ; translated from the Slovenian by Nada Groselj, with the exception of "Aegeus" (translated by David Limon) and "The True Story of Victor Lustig" (translated by Spela Bibi).

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"Mere Chances collects some of Veronika Simoniti's most singular and strange stories. A linguistic experimentalist in the tradition of Julio Cortázar, Simoniti populates her tales with homeless and nomadic characters struggling to fashion or to maintain their identities as they cross physical and linguistic borders. Whether compelled to communicate in codes not their own or grappling with the loss of language itself, her characters' struggles to forge stable identities point to the way human language, while fundamental to the formation of the self, is often an unreliable and imperfect tool" --

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