Milan Kundera’s latest, The Festival of Insignificance, is a short novel, pretty much a novella, that, like his other books, mixes fiction with philosophical musings and overt references to the fact that this is a novel we are reading (‘my characters’, he says at one point). 202 more words
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Bjork collaborator’s potent novella is a celebration of silent cinema and elegy to the undocumented history of Iceland’s queer culture.
Born in Reykjavik, Sjón is considered to be one of Iceland’s most significant contemporary writers. 591 more words
Joycean novel recreates Simenon’s childhood.
Intended as the first volume of a trilogy, Pedigree stands apart from the rest of Simenon’s output. Borne out of a long-standing ambition to write an extraordinary novel and a response to a personal crisis, the prolific author’s magnum opus is a fictive redrafting of a memoir that has yet to be translated into English. 691 more words