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Jasmin B. Frelih

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JASMIN B. FRELIH is an award-winning writer from Slovenia.
His first novel Na/pol (Cankarjeva publishing house, 2013) received the best literary debut award at the annual Slovenian Book Festival, was shortlisted for the best Slovenian novel award Kresnik, and was chosen to represent Slovenian literature at the 14th European First Novel Festival in Budapest. After winning the European Union Prize for Literature in 2016, the novel was translated into Dutch (In/Tweeën, De Geus, 2017), and English (In/Half, Oneworld Publications, 2018) and Hungarian (Fel/Be, Metropolis Media, 2019).
His collection of short stories Ideoluzije (Tiny Ideologies) was published by LUD Literatura in 2015.
His collection of essays Bleda Svoboda (Pale Freedom) was publish
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Ideoluzije

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Bleda svoboda

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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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"They just keep holdin' me
A-won't let go;
Holdin' me;
Won't let go!

I need a hammer - a hammer - a hammer - a hammer
To hammer them down!
I need a rammer - a rammer - a rammer - a rammer
To ram them down!

They just keep teasin' me
And, you know, they play li
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The Capital by Robert Menasse
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In my experience, Brussels is the fastest city in the world, pushed from below by the varied, mutually reinforcing, conflicting strains of history, and pulled from above by the promise of change.

A short walk from Berlaymont, the seat of the Commissio
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The Recognitions by William Gaddis
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I bought this book in the American Book Center in Amsterdam in 2012 and then spent a couple of years gathering up the courage to actually read it, frightened as I was by Franzen's Mr. Difficult. It turns out the book is not that hard, only long. It w ...more
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City of Jasmine by Olga Grjasnowa
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"She's learned by now that people in the West consume only symbols."

I met Olga at the Marylebone station in London on the way to the Oxford Literary Festival, and was immediately intrigued by her reserve, her cautious suffer-no-fools attitude, her da
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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I bought this book at an airport in Venice and a lady in red outside the bookstore shook her head in exasperation. Maybe she didn't like Saunders.

Then I read the book in the airplane-bardo, and in the subway-bardo, on my ways from never to nowhere an
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
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Having studied the holocaust in college, reading also the works of German scholars who were under no academic obligation to conceal their anger at what their forefathers had left them to deal with and spoke of the horrific truth in bitterly plain, un ...more
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Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds
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I met Adam in the lobby of a hotel in the Ginza district of Tokyo - we were there for the European Literature Festival, extended into a week-long literary residency in Okinawa (a dream sequence all by itself) - and we spent the day walking around Tok ...more
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Things that Fall from the Sky by Selja Ahava
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I read this book in one or two sittings, or rather lyings, in the Hardiman hotel in Galway, having arrived a bit early for the Cuirt literary festival from London, where I spent a few nice days promoting our books together with its author. The book w ...more
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Morfij by Szczepan Twardoch
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A breeze to read. I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out if the scenes I remember are from this book, or from the many other takes on the Slavic WW2 experiences I've read ... He's a junkie, right, there's a prostitute, a wife?, there are arms, buri ...more
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“Včasih smo tako jezni na ljudi, ki jih imamo radi. Do ostalih ljudi nimamo tako močnih čustev. Ko se navežemo, ko se na nekoga res navežemo, se v vezeh ustvarijo mehurčki, v katerih je prostor za najbolj surove stvari.”
Jasmin B. Frelih, Na/pol

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