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Literary roundup: Maria Stepanova, Baltic lit in translation and Colum McCann/John Berger

Short notice on this one but at 6pm CET (12 noon EST) the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation series Writers and Influences continues with Irish writer Colum McCann discussing John Berger. The event is free online, you just need to register. The ongoing series continues next week on June 21 with Jeffrey Eugenides on Alice Munro, Henry […]

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The _____ generation: on American novelists and theory

“Why don’t you all f-fade away And don’t try to dig what we all s-s-say I’m not trying to cause a big s-s-sensation I’m just talkin’ ’bout my g-g-g-generation” – The Who, “My Generation” n+1 magazine has an assessment of the influence of critical theory on American novelists who came of age in the 80s, […]

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Péter Nádas: ‘Parallel Stories’

Parallel Stories by Péter Nádas is being published in the US on October 26. The 1,152 page novel took the Hungarian writer 18 years to complete, which is one the reasons it is being “hailed” as a “once-in-a-generation literary event.” Considering the recent New York Times lament that so many top American novelists like Jeffrey […]

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