Literary roundup: Bosnian and Hungarian fiction + Gombrowicz in pictures

The Missing Slate has a host of Central European fare just out. Their story of the week is “How We Killed The Sailor” by Alma Lazarevska, translated from the Bosnian by Celia Hawkesworth. It comes from Lazarevska’s collection Death in the Museum of Modern Art recently published by Istros Books, a book of short stories revolving in varying ways around the siege of Sarajevo.

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The comes the Author of the Month interview with Zsolt Láng, where the Hungarian writer discusses in detail his short story “The Wines of the Shakespeare Estate” in a translation by Erika Mihálycsa, published recently in the magazine as well. He also talks about tradition and the changes that came in 1989 among other subjects.

Read two Zsolt Láng stories in B O D Y here

Gombrowicz Congress

As part of the First Witold Gombrowicz Congress (Primer Congreso Witold Gombrowicz) celebrating and very probably discussing the masterful Polish novelist’s work, artists were commissioned to make 40 illustrations of the writer’s work and you can see a selection here.

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