Magazine article World Literature Today


Magazine article World Literature Today


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David Albahari

Go?tz and Meyer

Ellen Elias-Bursac, tr.

Dalkey Archive Press

A Jewish schoolteacher tells the story of two SS officers who were responsible for driving concentration camp prisoners to their death in an airtight truck. Soon the past and present merge, and the novel turns into a heartbreaking tale of remembrance.

Jean-Philippe Blondel

The 6:41 to Paris

Alison Anderson, tr.

New Vessel Press

On an early Monday morning, Cécile sits on the 6:41am return train to Paris. A man from her past, Phillipe, soon occupies the empty seat next to her. She had a passionate affair with him thirty years ago that ended in her humiliation. The reader gains access to the inner thoughts of both Cécile and Philippe as they reflect on their past romance and life choices.

Bang Hyun-seok

Time to Eat Lobster

Seung-Hee Jeon, tr.

MerwinAsia Press

Bang Hyun-seok recounts the experiences of post-Cold War South Koreans and Vietnamese in this collection of short stories. …

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