Academic journal article The Review of Contemporary Fiction

Editor's Note

Academic journal article The Review of Contemporary Fiction

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

After a brief hiatus, we are reviving the tradition of the "Dalkey Archive Annual"--in this case, an issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction devoted to the Press's recent publications, as well as works forthcoming not only in 2013-14, but beyond.

The bulk of these are, as ever, fiction in translation, but we've also included a short essay in remembrance of the great translator Barbara Wright (from the celebratory collection Barbara Wright: Translation as Art), and then a few tastes of our growing international English-language list, with work from Australia (Jack Cox), Canada (S. D. Chrostowska), England (by way of Spain: Susana Medina), and Melissa Malouf (United States). Here too you will find fiction from Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, and Switzerland, as well as excerpts of our first books from Quebec and Slovakia. There are new names to Anglophone readers, like Werner Kofler, whose scabrous monologues demonstrate that Austrian literature hardly ended with Thomas Bernhard, and Emiliya Dvoryanova, whose Concerto for the Sentence follows up upon the challenge issued by Joyce's "Sirens" in composing an entire novel in imitation of musical form. …

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