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Tom Willard and 50 other people liked Bill Kerwin's review of The Tenant:
The Tenant by Roland Topor
Although Topor falls a little short of the existential horror of Kafka and Bruno Schulz, he surpasses them both in misanthrope and menace without ever departing-except for what are probably Trelkovsky's hallucinations--from realistic fiction. It i..." Read more of this review »
Tom Willard and 3 other people liked Will's review of The Mountain and the Wall:
The Mountain and the Wall by Alisa Ganieva
"A refreshing new voice in Russian literature by 2011 Iowa International Writing Program alumna Alisa Ganieva's The Mountain and the Wall, translated from the Russian by my graduate school mentor, Carol Apollonio, with a great introduction by Ronal..." Read more of this review »
The Mountain and the Wall by Alisa Ganieva
"The recently-translated Islamic-fundamentalist-takeover-dystopia novel that isn't Houellebecq. And whose characters are rather less jaundiced.
In a near-future Dagestan, there are rumours that Putin's Russia has had enough of dealing with trouble..." Read more of this review »
Publikumsbeschimpfung und andere Sprechstücke by Peter Handke

Peter Handke's (b. 1942) remarkable theater piece Publikumsbeschimpfung (1966, available in English under the title "Offending the Audience") was such a succès de scandale on its opening night that German television was already there on the second..." Read more of this review »
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