The following is an excerpt from S.D. Chrostowska’s novel, Permission, which was recently published by Dalkey Archive. Composing a work boils down to creating favorable and even extreme conditions for the emergence of an idea and the precipitation of that idea. Real Read on! →
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When I was in the Navy, I heard a story about a prankster who’d chalked a profane message on the lawn of the commanding officer’s residence. Knowing the huge white letters would inspire the C.O. to immediately wash away the Read on! →
It’s rare that I can remember where I was and what I was doing when I first encountered a particular book. The circumstances of reading are usually not very notable; you’re sitting in a chair, you’re lying in bed, you’re Read on! →
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In Michael Hofmann’s introduction to his translation of Markus Werner’s Zündel’s Exit, he places the book in a literary tradition in which “one learns that life is impossible.” That can be narrowed down further, for in that swath of literature, there Read on! →
Before I’d reached the bottom of the first page, Norwegian writer Kjell Askildsen’s Selected Stories had transported me back to my A-level Drama lessons. It prompted flashbacks of studying Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children, and my teacher announcing to a roomful Read on! →
Estonian writer Tõnu Õnnepalu’s Raadio was original published in Estonia in 2002, but this year Dalkey Archive Press has released Adam Cullen’s English translation of the novel. The book deals with universal human problems, including questions of isolation and identity, Read on! →