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Title Best European fiction 2012 / edited and with introduction by Aleksandar Hemon ; preface by Nicole Krauss.

Imprint Champaign, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  808.830511 B464 2012    ---  Available
Description xxiii, 459 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary "Now in its third year, the annual Best European Fiction anthology has become a mainstay in the literary landscape. For 2012, editor Aleksandar Hemon has organized the stories not by country but by theme (love, desire, family, thought, art, home, work, evil). In his introduction, he tells us that the intention is to place the stories 'in the situation of dialogue and to show what we have always known: the infinite variation of human experience, which can never be spent or diminished to a tweet, is the true and only domain of literature. What you can find in this book is not only great, relevant fiction, but also - and perhaps most importantly - a sense of kinship in the belief that human lives, thoughts, and feelings always matter.'"--P. 4 of cover.
Contents Love: (Belgium. Dutch). My hand is exhausted / Patricia De Martelaere -- (Croatia). Zlatka / Maja Hrgovic -- (Spain. Galician). This strange lucidity / Agustin Fernandez Pez.
Desire: (Poland). The sorrows of Idiot Augustus / Janusz Rudnicki -- (Ireland. Irish). Everything emptying into white / Gabriel Rosenstock.
Elsewhere: (Hungary). When there were only animals / Zsofia Ban -- (Switzerland. Rhaeto-Romanic, German). Sez ner / Arno Camenisch -- (Portugal). Tourist destination / Rui Zink.
War: (Georgia). Before the end / David Dephy. -- (Ireland. English). Kennedy / Desmond Hogan -- (Russia). The telescope / Danila Davydov.
Thought: (Czech Republic). I, Loshad' / Jiri Kratochvil -- (Estonia). Logisticians anonymous / Armin K~oomagi.
Art: (Slovakia). Agnomia / Robert Gal -- (France). Juergen the perfect son-in-law / Marie Darrieussecq -- (Norway). Down there they don't mourn / Bjarte Breiteig.
Music: (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Magic and Sarajevo / Muharem Bazdulj -- (Iceland). The ice people / Gerdur Kristny.
Children: (Switzerland. French). The children / Noelle Revaz -- (United Kingdom. Scotland). Enough to make your heart / Donal McLaughlin -- (Netherlands). Pearl / Sanneke Van Hassel.
Family: (Finland). Passiontide / Maritta Lintunen -- (United Kingdom. Wales). Bigamy / Duncan Bush -- (Slovenia). Memorinth / Branko Gradisnik -- (Serbia). Without fear of change / Marija Knezevic.
Home: (Liechtenstein). Tomorrow it's Deggendorf / Patrick Boltshauser -- (Spain. Catalan). Clara Bou / Pep Puig -- --
Crisis: (United Kingdom. England). Catastrophe / Lee Rourke -- (Montenegro). The coming / Andrej Nikolaidis -- (Switzerland. German). The woman with the stocks / Michael Stauffer.
Work: (Spain. Castilian). Today / Santiago Pajares -- (Ukraine). The owners / Serhiy Zhadan.
Evil: (Germany). The case of M. / Clemens Meyer -- (Belgium. French). Rara avis / Bernard Quiriny -- Index by author -- Index by country -- Author biographies -- Translator biographies.
Subject Short stories, European.
Added Author Hemon, Aleksandar, 1964-
ISBN 9781564786807 (pbk.)
1564786803 (pbk.)

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