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Janusz Rudnicki in B O D Y

From the time I read “The Sorrows of Idiot Augustus” in Best European Fiction 2012 by Janusz Rudnicki, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft, I was on the lookout for anything by this fantastic writer that would breakthrough the sea of mediocrity of what gets published in English-language fiction. 76 more words


Ognjen Spahic in B O D Y

“He’ll carry the wreath, and Maria and Anna will walk after him. He said it as if he didn’t have any idea what he was supposed to do. 156 more words


Best European Countries 2012

Ranked by how much I liked the story from that country in Best European Fiction 2012. (You’ll notice some countries are on here twice because stories from that country that are in more than different language were included in the collection. 454 more words


Best European Fiction 2012 – Part III - Death in Sicily

Clowns, volcanoes, love, jealousy, grief, birds and disease are the elements that make up Janusz Rudnicki’s haunting short story

The beginning of Dante’s Divine Comedy… 884 more words


Best European Fiction 2012 - Part I - the dead white noise of space

I should admit from the outset that I haven’t always liked the short story form. When I first began reading with any dedication I had the impression that novels conjured entire worlds while short stories were content with slices of life. 776 more words


Read translated fiction or risk evisceration

An article on Aleksandar Hemon and Nicole Krauss presenting Dalkey’s Best European Fiction 2012, on the good old translation conundrum, on old men no longer reading fiction (from a very good source) and another kind of cut in the publishing industry besides job cuts. 7 more words