You Do Understand

Slovenian Literature Series
Andrej Blatnik
Translated by Tamara M. Soban

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. Demonstrating that language and intimacy are as much barriers between human beings as ways of connecting them, Andrej Blatnik here provides us with a guided tour of the slips, misunderstandings, and blind alleys we each manage to fall foul of on a daily basis—no closer to understanding the motives of our families, friends, lovers, or coworkers than we are those of a complete stranger . . . or, indeed, our own. Partly parables, partly fairy tales, partly sketches for novels that will never be written, You Do Understand is a perfect comedy of errors—the errors of a species of talkers who’ve never learned how to listen.

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Translated by Tamara M. Soban
Publication: Slovenian Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 112
ISBN-13: 9781564785992
GTIN13: 9781564785992
Publication date: 9/7/2010
Language: eng
List price: $12.95