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The Master of Insomnia
A collision between contemporary poetics and the Renaissance lyric, between aestheticism and political engagement, The Master of Insomnia is a collection of Slovenian poet Boris A. Novak's verse from the last fifteen years . . .
The Galley Slave
The Galley Slave is a tour de force of historical fiction centered on the misadventures of an Everyman of indeterminate origins named Johan Ot, who is part picaresque anti-hero, part Josef K. . . . [continued]
Minuet for Guitar
Ranking with the best novels about World War II, Minuet for Guitar is also a masterpiece of Slovenian fiction. Taking cues from the wartime epics of Ford Madox Ford and Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Zupan tells the harrowing story of a partisan soldier "Berk."
You Do Understand
This collection of sharp, spare, occasionally absurd, cruel, touching miniatures addresses the fundamental difficulty we have in making the people we love understand what we want and need . . .
In an unnamed city shrouded in mist, Valent Kosima is a retiree living quietly yet discontentedly with his TV-addicted wife. To escape the claustrophobia of home, he masquerades as a man of means and takes to spending his nights strolling . . .
Boris Pahor's stirring account of his attempts to provide medical aid to the prisoners in the face of the utter brutality of the camps – and of his coming to terms with the ineradicable guilt he feels, having survived when millions did not . . .