beheading virgin mary

Beheading the Virgin Mary, and Other Stories

Enter Liam O'Donnell. In stories both humorous and harrowing, McLaughlin often focuses on this boy from the north of Ireland, living in Scotland. The zigzag structure of the book means every second story returns to Liam as he navigates growing up, away from his home town and wider family. A unique take on Ireland and Scotland, the Troubles, and religion is the result. . . Read on! →

stories by Askieldsen

Selected Stories

Written in an unadorned style, with flashes of pitch-black humor, Kjell Askildsen’s devastating stories convey in few words life and thought as they are actually experienced, balanced between despair and hope, memories and expectations. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest Norwegian writers of the twentieth century and among the greatest short-story authors of all time. Read on! →

Machado de Assis

Stories

Featuring ten stories never before translated, dating from 1878 to 1886 (regarded as Joaquim Machado de Assis’s most radically experimental period), this selection of short fiction by Brazil’s greatest author ranges in tone from elegiac and philosophical to impishly ironic. Read on! →

University and Bookstore Advisors for CONTEXT

Context N°11 A Ralph Adamo, Dillard University Gail Adams, West Virginia University Tom Ahern, Latitude 33, Laguna Beach, CA Philip Ahrens, Gotham Book Mart, New York, NY Gail Albutt, Stanford Bookstore, Stanford, CA Beth Alcouloumre, Borders Books & Music, Kallua-Kona, Read on! →

University and Bookstore Advisors

Context N°12 A Ralph Adamo, Dillard University Gail Adams, West Virginia University Tom Ahern, Latitude 33, Laguna Beach, CA Philip Ahrens, Gotham Book Mart, New York, NY Gail Albutt, Stanford Bookstore, Stanford, CA Beth Alcouloumre, Borders Books & Music, Kallua-Kona, Read on! →

University and Bookstore Advisors

Context N°13 A Ralph Adamo, Dillard University Gail Adams, West Virginia University Aubrey Adkins, Powell’s Books, Beaverton, OR Tom Ahern, Latitude 33, Laguna Beach, CA Philip Ahrens, Gotham Book Mart, New York, NY Beth Alcouloumre, Borders Books & Music, Kallua-Kona, Read on! →

From Third Factory

Context N°13 by Viktor Shklovsky Although this is very much a book that works through the interaction of its parts, and therefore a book for which excerpts do not really do justice, we’re including a few here to coincide with Read on! →

Translators in Conversation

Context N°21 This conversation started informally at a translators’ gathering. We decided to pursue it in more depth and sat down for a few hours with a tape recorder. Nicholas de Lange: I translate contemporary Hebrew fiction. First of all, Read on! →