"Leapfrog & Other Stories" is the last of what’s left of the Cuban writer Guillermo Rosales.
There is an inevitable period of adjustment when reading the work of Robert Walser.
Together, these texts form an ecstatic and elegiac epic, in which the reader travels across the body of a butterfly (literally and figuratively), from the begining to the end of time.
At his best, the Argentine Sergio Chejfec carries the torch of the great ambulatory writers, from De Quincy to Sebald.
"Free City" is a novel about a literary sort of redemption
With the deceptive kick of an apertivo that slides down like water but is 80 proof, the three stories in "I Stole The Rain" promptly engaged my attention.
Games are always a serious matter when they are played by the Mexican writer Mario Bellatin.
Yu Xiang’s poems are the poetic equivalent of shoegazer rock.
Repetitions were important to Nekrasov: to him monotony could also unlock multiplicity.
"The Sinistra Zone" is neither an easy nor an enjoyable read. It is, however, an interesting one
In his latest work the poet sets a different task for himself; he writes as if to battle against the failure of words
For Perec even the task of recording a dream becomes a demanding literary and intellectual game.
This unsung jewel of a novella by the decorated couple Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo is a stylish, postmodern-inflected pastiche of an Agatha Christie mystery.
Pavlov skillfully navigates the razor-thin gap between dark comedy and tragedy, making the novel more humane and serious than many satires.
For her nineteenth book, "Life Form," Nothomb has applied her preternaturally original mind to two favorite subjects—writing and “superhunger”
The experience of reading Revenge is like getting caught in a beautiful, lethal web.
A comfort in death and loss pervades this collection of letters, ekphrastic prose, short stories, and historical fiction.
Mozambican author Mia Couto has practically created a genre all his own.
"The Polish Boxer" is a book of small miracles
These instances abound: life imitating art, while art reflects back images of life.
This is Laferrière’s own take on the cataclysmic effects of the quake, both political and psychological.
Homero Aridjis’s angels have not fallen, but the world has.
Love is grasped at but never secured. Each person is exhausted, weary, and alone.
Has South Africa found its modern voice of the people, its cutting-edge bard of the townships?
History, for Gelman, is something both deeply personal and inherently communal, just as poetry can be both politically charged and aesthetically refined
Although Lia, Ana Clara, and Lorena can’t help thinking uncharitable things about one another from time to time, when they’re together, their connection is electric.
The mystery is only the vehicle by which Stein delivers a Kafkaesque tale that constantly toys with memory, truth, and identity.
This syntax hypnotically weaves its way into the mind of the reader, hunkers down, and only later bites.