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Best European Fiction 2012 (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Aleksander Hemon, Nicole Krauss

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Title:Best European Fiction 2012
Authors:Aleksander Hemon
Other authors:Nicole Krauss
Info:Dalkey Archive Press (2011), Paperback, 544 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Europe, short stories

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Best European Fiction 2012 by Aleksandar Hemon (2011)

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    bluepiano: If you were taken with the story by Andrej Nikolaidis in this anthology you might well want to read The Coming, from which it was an excerpt. It's good, if a bit confounding.

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A selection of pieces (mostly short stories) published by Dalkey Archive, one of the foremost publishers of translations of literature into English. Covers 35 writers from throughout Europe in a variety of languages. Inevitably you'll like some pieces more than others. A useful book to sample writers you may not otherwise come across and seek out other works by those you like best. My favourites were Janusz Rudnicki, Arno Camenisch, Armon Koomagi, Bjarte Breiteig, Noelle Revaz and Bernard Quirney. ( )
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"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.… (more)

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