Poetry charts a circular path to freedom for Chinese political activist and writer Liu Xiaobo.
Laurent Binet took an unusual gamble when composing his debut novel "HHhH," a unique blend of WWII history, personal memoir and postmodern experimentation.
Part physicist and part naturalist, Romanian poet Nichita Stănescu was always a consonant lyricist.
"Traveler of the Century" is a novel of collisions: of intellectual idealism and cruel reality; of originals and translations; of complacency and unrest
"We Are All Equally Far From Love" is hypnotically visceral in its accrual of mundane details
Yet, it is not homosexuality or an Islamic culture that torments the narrator of "An Arab Melancholia"; rather, love is the tyrant in this brief, emotional saga.
If a man comes knocking at your door to steal your magic goldfish, what do you do?
A retired general is found dead in central Kiev—hanged, apparently, from a giant Coca-Cola advertising balloon.
Hardly anything about this book seems to have aged, least of all the narrator herself, who is perfectly preserved somewhere along the road to adolescence.
Sendker tells the story of an incorruptible love, forged by two kindred spirits, set against the rustic yet lushly exotic backdrop of Southeast Asia
Christian Delius confirms his facility with experimental form and skillfully creates a varied and textured experience for the reader
What is it that we do, really, when we write? And why can’t a fish be embalmed to look like it’s playing a tiny piano?
To the members of the Letter Killers Club, letters of the alphabet are the prison cells of concepts, and they need to be destroyed.
Sitting in any of the rooms that is each poem in "Approaching You In English" you’ll notice a tear in the ceiling; none of these poems are sealed shut
"Always Coca-Cola" comes off as a work of searing intensity that powerfully conjures the atmosphere of contemporary Beirut.
Part of the allure is for the amateur to wrest the microphone away from the stars and, for a moment, to take their place in the limelight.
On a certain level, "Purgatory" is a metaphorical ghost story—a meditation on loss, invisibility, and vanishing
On its most immediate level, "Passage of Tears" is coiled tight with the tensions of a thriller.
In many ways, "The Lizard’s Tale" is an exercise in concealment through regeneration, or adaptation
Rare is the thriller that surpasses the limits of genre fiction. But Zoran Drvenkar’s Sorry is one such book: a thriller on its face, but also a thoughtful study in guilt and innocence, violence and redemption.
Utler’s volume snares readers with a haunted, elliptical syntax. The words walk through these poems as in a preserve
"Down the Rabbit Hole" is told from the point of view not of a gangster, a cop or a prostitute, but that of a young child.
Happily for psychological posterity and for us, Tonia Ben-Barak and her never-ending battle against grime have been commemorated by her grandson
At the heart of "Reasons for Writing Poetry," there is a figure: ostensibly, it’s all zebra from the waist down, but from there up, the Okapi, as it’s called, looks like a giraffe
Technology, for one, has begun to batter life’s perfect syntax
Imagine an extravagant pageant during which a marksman shoots off the top of a soft-boiled egg
Monzó is a master of the open-ended conclusion; his characters are often left hovering either on the brink of breakthrough, or of a perfect replay of their previous errors
"Animalinside" is a cultural event in itself.
There’s a feral quality to this particular novel’s narration, with sentences that furiously push forward for entire paragraphs.