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New Directions #ad - Winner of 2018 warwick prize for women in TranslationFrom the author of the highly acclaimed Trieste, memory, a fierce novel about history, and illness.

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EEG: A Novel

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New Directions #ad - Financial times book of the yearan urgent new novel about death, war, and memory from the highly acclaimed Croatian writerIn this breathtaking final work, Daša Drndic reaches new heights. He travels from rijeka to Zagreb, from Belgrade to Tirana, from Parisian avenues to Italian castles. Ban’s family is with him too, those already dead and those with one foot in the grave.

Ghosts follow him wherever he goes: chess grandmasters who disappeared during WWII; the lost inhabitants of Latvia; war criminals who found work in the CIA and died peacefully in their beds. Mercilessly, he dissects society and his environment, shunning all favors as he goes after the evils and hidden secrets of our times.

EEG: A Novel #ad - As if left with only a few pieces in a chess game, Andreas Ban—and Daša Drndic—play a stunning last match against Death. Though very ill, he still finds the will to tap on the glass of history to summon those imprisoned within. Andreas ban’s suicide attempt has failed. History remembers the names of the perpetrators, not the victims—Ban remembers and honors the lost.

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Trieste: A Novel

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Mariner Books #ad - Tedeschi reflects on her catholicized Jewish family’s experiences, in a narrative that deals unsparingly with the massacre of Italian Jews in the concentration camps of Trieste. Haya tedeschi sits alone in Gorizia, in northeastern Italy, surrounded by a basket of photographs and newspaper clippings.  .

In italy, an elderly mother awaits a reunion with the son stolen from her by the Nazis—“A darkly hypnotic kaleidoscope of a book” The Jewish Daily Forward. From this broad collage of material and memory arises the staggering chronicle of Nazi occupation in northern Italy that “explores the 20th century’s darkest chapter in an original way .

Trieste: A Novel #ad -  .  . An exceptional reading experience” Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Now an old woman, she waits to be reunited after sixty-two years with her son, fathered by an SS officer and stolen from her by the German authorities as part of Himmler’s clandestine Lebensborn project. Her obsessive search for her son leads her to photographs, maps, and fragments of verse, to testimonies from the Nuremberg trials and interviews with second-generation Jews, and to eyewitness accounts of atrocities that took place on her doorstep.

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Doppelgänger

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New Directions #ad - As eileen battersby wrote, gazing at a pair of rhinos, this battered everyman feels very alone: ‘I would like to tell someone, anyone, in a city most likely present-day Belgrade, in the zoo, “As he stands, I’d like to tell someone: I buried Mother today. Pupi sets out to correct his family’s crimes by returning silverware to its original Jewish owners through the help of an unlikely friend, a pawnbroker.

Described by dasa drndic as “my ugly little book, ” Doppelgänger was her personal favorite.  . Later, we meet the ill-fated Pupi, who dreamed of becoming a sculptor but instead became a chemist and then a spy. As they fight loneliness and aging, they take comfort in small things: for Artur, a collection of 274 hats; for Isabella, a family of garden gnomes who live in her apartment.

Doppelgänger #ad - Longlisted for the republic of consciousness prize 2019, biting novel from the late Croatian master, Dasa Drndic Two elderly people, Artur and Isabella, a swift, meet and have a passionate sexual encounter on New Year’s Eve. Details of the lives of artur, a retired Yugoslav army captain, and Isabella, a Holocaust survivor, are revealed through police dossiers.

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T Singer

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New Directions #ad - There he plans to begin a deliberately anonymous life as a librarian. Do exactly what you want, that’s my idea. The drama exists in his voice” lydia davis t singer begins with thirty-four-year-old Singer graduating from library school and traveling by train from Oslo to the small town of Notodden, located in the mountainous Telemark region of Norway.

Overall, t singer marks a departure more explicitly existential than any of Solstad’s previous works.  . After a few years together, the couple is on the verge of separating, when a car accident prompts a dramatic change in Singer’s life. The narrator of the novel specifically states that this is not a happy story, as in all of Dag Solstad’s works, yet, the prose is marked by an unforgettable combination of humor and darkness.

T Singer #ad - Solstad doesn’t write to please other people. But singer unexpectedly falls in love with the ceramicist Merete Saethre, who has a young daughter from a previous relationship.

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The World Goes On

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New Directions #ad - A magnificent new collection of stories by “the contemporary hungarian master of apocalypse” Susan SontagIn The World Goes On, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, and then bids farewell “for here I would leave this earth and these stars, a narrator first speaks directly, because I would take nothing with me”.

The world goes on is another amazing masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. As lászló krasznahoraki himself explains: “each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative…” A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, speeding our body toward annihilation, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai.

The World Goes On #ad - The excitement of his writing, ” adam thirwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, “is that he has come up with this own original forms—there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature. ”. A traveler, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water.

A child laborer in a portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils.

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The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions Paperbook

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New Directions #ad - Compact, "is a slow lava flow of narrative, as its enormously gifted translator George Szirtes puts it, powerful and intense, The Melancholy of Resistance, a vast black river of type. And yet, miraculously, the novel, in the words of The Guardian, "lifts the reader along in lunar leaps and bounds. ". The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs.

Eszter, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, who is the tender center of the book, plotting her takeover of the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, the only pure and noble soul to be found. From the winner of the 2015 man booker international PrizeA powerful, in the tradition of Gogol, surreal novel, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town.

The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions Paperbook #ad - The melancholy of resistance, surreal novel, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small Hungarian town. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, cosmology, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find music, fascism.

A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting bizarre rumors.

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Malina

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New Directions #ad - Now a new directions book, the legendary novel that is “equal to the best of virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett” New York Times Book ReviewIn Malina,  originally published in German in 1971, Ingeborg Bachmann invites the reader into a world stretched to the very limits of language. An unnamed narrator, anxiety, she travels further into her own madness, is torn between two men: viewed, a writer in Vienna, through the tilting prism of obsession, and genius.

Malina explores love, " the roots of fascism, "deathstyles, and passion.

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The Nocilla Trilogy: Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience, Nocilla Lab

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - On the run from the authorities, kenny takes up permanent residence in the legal non-place of Singapore International Airport, while the novelists Enrique Vila-Matas and Agustín Fernández Mallo encounter each other on an oil rig. These are just a few of the narrative strands that make up Fernández Mallo’s Nocilla Trilogy—Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience, and Nocilla Lab.

A physician as well as an artist, Fernández Mallo can spot a mermaid’s tail in a neutron monitor; estrange theorems into pure poetry. Andrew gallix, the independent“an encyclopedia, a survey, a deranged anthropology: Nocilla Dream is just the coldhearted poetics that might see America for what it really is.

The Nocilla Trilogy: Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience, Nocilla Lab #ad - A landmark in contemporary spanish literature, agustin fernandez Mallo’s Nocilla Trilogy—Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Lab, and Nocilla Experience—presents multiple narratives of people and places that reflect America and the world in the digital age of the twenty-first century. In the middle of the Nevada desert stands a solitary poplar tree covered in hundreds of pairs of shoes.

. There is something deeply strange and finally unknowable about this book, in the very best way. Ben marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet. Greeted as a landmark in contemporary Spanish literature, the entire trilogy has not been available in English until now.

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Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming

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New Directions #ad - Winner of the 2019 national book award for translated literature "krasznahorkai’s masterpiece" the millions; "apocalyptic, visionary, and mad" publishers weekly; "one of the supreme achievements of contemporary literature" Paris Review; "Obsessive and visionary" The New Yorker; "Genius" The Baffler At last, Baron Béla Wenckheim, the capstone to Krasznahorkai’s four-part masterworkSet in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin–like figure, who returns at the end of his life to his provincial Hungarian hometown.

Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he longs to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. All along, the professor—a world-famous natural scientist who studies mosses and inhabits a bizarre Zen-like shack in a desolate area outside of town—offers long rants and disquisitions on his attempts to immunize himself from thought.

Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming #ad - Confusions abound, con men, and what follows is an endless storm of gossip, and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town’s alternately drab and absurd existence. Spectacular actions are staged as death and the abyss loom over the unsuspecting townfolk.

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Satantango

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New Directions #ad - Schmidt, tipsily confides, a pivotal character, “dance is my one weakness. ”. Schemes, crimes, infidelities, hopes of escape, and above all trust and its constant betrayal are Krasznahorkai’s meat. At the center of satantango, ” george Szirtes has said, “is the eponymous drunken dance, referred to here sometimes as a tango and sometimes as a csardas.

It takes place at the local inn where everyone is drunk. Their world is rough and ready, lost somewhere between the comic and tragic, in one small insignificant corner of the cosmos. Theirs is the dance of death. You know, ” Mrs. From the winner of the 2015 man booker international prizeat long last, twenty-five years after the Hungarian genius László Krasznahorkai burst onto the scene with his first novel, Satantango dances into English in a beautiful translation by George Szirtes.

Satantango #ad - Already famous as the inspiration for the filmmaker Béla Tarr’s six-hour masterpiece, Satantango is proof, bleak, and hauntingly beautiful book has it, as the spellbinding, that “the devil has all the good times. The story of satantango, spread over a couple of days of endless rain, focuses on the dozen remaining inhabitants of an unnamed isolated hamlet: failures stuck in the middle of nowhere.

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