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Amara Lakhous: Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

Who is Amedeo? Who killed the Gladiator? Who is telling the truth?

Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio is a delightful mix of social commentary, mystery and satire. 479 more words


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Ferrante)

Lina and Elena are older now, and choices have consequences both in personal and political situations. They are growing up, and though they both find their ways to try to escape – Naples, relationships, family, etc. 172 more words


my brilliant friend by elena ferrante

I gobbled My Brilliant Friend down in a very short amount of time in order to finish it for a book club discussion only for the discussion to be moved, leading me to wish I had spent a bit more time digesting this book as I read. 646 more words

Book Review

The Red Collar by Jean-Christophe Rufin

This short novel is from Europa Editions, a publisher I’ve praised on the blog many times for bringing terrific international fiction to American readers. When I ordered  438 more words

Book Review: Chantel Acevedo's The Distant Marvels

Christopher’s book review of The Distant Marvels from author Chantel Acevedo, appears in The Brooklyn Rail.

From the Europa Editions website: “The story of a lifetime told in the eye of a hurricane. 186 more words

Essays & Criticism

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters by Raphaël Jerusalmy, tr. Howard Curtis

Title: The Brotherhood of Book Hunters
Author:   Raphaël Jerusalmy
Translator:   Howard Curtis
Publisher: Europa Editions, New York (2014)
ISBN: 978 1 60945 230 8

The eighteenth century romance novel tradition with its lush descriptions of landscapes and settings is  just one of  the many threads Raphaël Jerusalmy weaves into a novel which features the 15th century French poet and rogue Francois Villon, a real-life figure with a shadowy historical record.   996 more words