Best European Fiction 2010

Best European Fiction 2010

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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 literature being written in Europe today? Best European Fiction 2010 is the inaugural installment of what will become an annual anthology of stories from across Europe. Edited by acclaimed Bosnian novelist and MacArthur "Genius-Award" winner Aleksandar Hemon, and with dozens of editorial, media, and programming partners in the U.S., UK, and Europe, the Best European Fiction series will be a window onto what's happening right now in literary scenes throughout Europe, where the next Kafka, Flaubert, or Mann is waiting to be discovered.

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 144.78 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Dalkey Archive Press
  • Normal, ILUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 2010 ed.
  • 1564785432
  • 9781564785435
  • 158,688

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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. The book isn t testing the boundaries, it s opening them up. --Jonathan Messinger

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