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Best European Fiction For the past five years this anthology has stirred reactions around the globe exciting readers critics and publishers alike Bringing new names and work of European writers to an international audi

  • Title: Best European Fiction 2015
  • Author: West Camel Enrique Vila-Matas Joanna Walsh Armen of Armenia Rein Raud Zdravka Evtimova Adda Djørup Nicolas Ancion
  • ISBN: 9781564789679
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best European Fiction 2015 By West Camel Enrique Vila-Matas Joanna Walsh Armen of Armenia Rein Raud Zdravka Evtimova Adda Djørup Nicolas Ancion, For the past five years, this anthology has stirred reactions around the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike Bringing new names and work of European writers to an international audience has shown the vitality of writing from Europe at a time when the number of translations has dramatically shrunk in the United States and England, thereby depriving readeFor the past five years, this anthology has stirred reactions around the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike Bringing new names and work of European writers to an international audience has shown the vitality of writing from Europe at a time when the number of translations has dramatically shrunk in the United States and England, thereby depriving readers of access to some of the best writing being done in the world today As in past volumes, special attention is paid to writers from the smaller countries who are usually overlooked Albania, the Ukraine, Belarus, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, and many others in favor of the major languages This tradition continues with the present volume With a preface by the internationally known Enrique Vila Matas, Best European Fiction 2015 takes it place among the first five volumes in bringing important voices to the English speaking world.

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    1. With thirty stories representing twenty eight countries twenty seven of the thirty were originally in languages other than English the scope is vast And not just geographically Genre wise, as well.There is literary fiction, which often took the form of snapshots of people s lives The poignant Hospital Room Nr 13.54 by Olga Martynova stands out here.There s magical realism like Adda Djorup s Birds , which was lovely in that Iris Murdoch I think I m missing something but I love it anyway sort of w [...]

    2. This anthology contains a breathtaking range both of genre and writing style and yet still incorporates intimate portraits of people and place Science fiction, fantasy, folk tales and a host of cross genre stories have made their way into the anthology, as well as stories in a vernacular dialect, or complex word essays that bring a whole new dimension to the reading experience Some stories are very abstract, while others are rooted in reality, although the reader soon acquires an expectation tha [...]

    3. I m going to drag out the Enrique Vila Matas theme for at least another day One of the collections I have recently acquired is the Dalkey Archive Press Best European Fiction 2015 work, an anthology of twenty seven writers from generally smaller overlooked countries such as Albania, the Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, but on that latere 2015 edition of this work, which commenced with 2010 and has been released yearly, has an introduction by Enrique Vila Matas himself In his preface he looks at transla [...]

    4. I love unique translated fiction and wanted to add diversity to my reading in 2015, so this collection of European fiction was the perfect first read of the year This collection includes stories by authors from many different European countries, most of it translated and most stand alone short stories The few excerpts from longer works were also enjoyable and easily stood on their own.Almost every collection of short stories will be hit or miss, but I think this collection will be downright div [...]

    5. In honour of the book s brevity in showing the world specifically, the USA, who if they got their fingers out their arses could fund and produce a whole host of other books in translation and, y know, actually learn there s a real life, spherical planet out there , I have chosen to submit this review based mostly on one word summaries of the tales.Opening awkwardEngland clich Armenia pompousEstonia old fashioned modernistBulgaria not awfulDenmark slow building, surrealSwitz dialect, so funCroati [...]

    6. 3.5 starsIn this anthology of thirty stories from twenty eight countries Spain and Ireland have two stories each you will find all kind of genres realism, science fiction, humor, magical realism, folk tales, surrealism I don t think anyone will like all of them, but I m quite sure that everybody will find a few ones that will make the book worth reading.In my particular case, around a third of the stories were not my thing at all, about half of the stories were good enough to enjoy them, and a h [...]

    7. Best European Fiction 2015In the preface, if I understand correctly, Enrique Vila Matas writes of a Europe that is, perhaps, dead Or thought to be dead This selection of stories, he says, proves a reawakening, a rebirth, a new, common, translatable Europe.The stories here, if they speak of a new Europe, speak of isolation, loneliness, sex without real connection, and death, observed, even by the deceased, as a social mishap, there is a disembodied physicality to these stories There is, if not lo [...]

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