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Coitus Interruptus: 2013 Best European Fiction

So I found the 2013 Best European Fiction, edited by Aleksandar Hemon (ISBN: 978-1-56478-792-7) at the library. I thought it would be a good read. 479 more words


Per Olov Enquist, The Wandering Pine - TLS

“If only you could have understood, just once, how everything joined up.” Time and again, Per Olov Enquist addresses himself with this lament in the pages of his autobiographical novel, … 964 more words


Short Story Round-Up

These are some of the short stories I’ve found and loved as I wandered round the net this month. There’s so much good stuff out there! 226 more words

Short Stories

L'Assommoir (The Drinking Den) by Emile Zola

I have a framed print in my study of a woman sitting in what I now know to be a drinking den. She sits slumped over with the weight of the world on her metaphorical shoulders. 383 more words


The Blood Delirium: The Vampire in 19th Century European Literature

‘R J Dent’s translations are fresh with an exciting raw sexual edge…’ (Candice Black)


The Blood Delirium is a definitive collection of 19th century European literature in which the vampire or vampirism – both embodied and atmospheric – is featured or evoked. 206 more words

R J Dent

After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry’s The After Me Comes the Flood is a lyrical dreamlike debut. An exercise in atmosphere and misdirection, it is short on incident yet mesmerizingly compelling. 522 more words

Book Review


Here, because we have little inclination to write, is a list (our first): the twenty best short stories ever written (and read by us). Each of these are, in our opinion, absolute masterpieces, as in, not just flawless, as in, not just not a word misplaced, but also surprising, ambitious, incredible in the way they build and build and never come down, never let up. 273 more words