A supple, evocative novel that meditates on family and loss and art.
Book Review: László Krasznahorkai’s “The World Goes On” — Migrations of the Spirit
It is proof of the translators’ skill that Krasznahorkai’s sentences work as well as they do.
Book Review: “The Butcher’s Trail” — A Masterful Account of Tracking Down Balkan War Criminals
Anybody who has the good sense to pick up a copy of this book will find it instantly fascinating.
Book Interview: David Albahari’s “Globetrotter” — The Postmodern Émigré Blues
Serbian writer David Albahari’s fascination with uncertainty fuels a grim, sardonic tragi-comedy in which silence plays an elemental but enigmatic role.
Book Review: “Trieste” — A Vivid and Lurid Chronicle of Horrors
As fiction, “Trieste” is almost entirely a dense tapestry of thinking, remembering, agonizing and raging.
Ellen Elias-Bursac on Writing from the Former Yugoslavia
By Bill Marx Translator Ellen Elias-Bursac On this week’s World Books podcast I talk to Ellen Elias-Bursac, who translates the work of two of my favorite writers from the former Yugoslavia: David Albahari and Dubravka Ugresic. Elias-Bursac is currently living in the Netherlands, but she recently visited Boston, so I got a chance to talk […]