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Book Reviews

Aharon Megged’s “The Flying Camel and the Golden Hump”

"Every book one opens, one finds in it things not found before."—S. Y. Agnon Published in Israel in 1982, and narrated in forty-two titled chapters, The Flying Camel and the Golden Hump, is an octopus…...

Dorothea Dieckmann’s “Guantanamo”

The United States has secret prisons spread throughout the world and a detention facility at a military base in Cuba specifically created to extract information from its inmates, most of whom are never…...

Andrzej Stasiuk’s “Nine”

REQUIEM FOR NOTHING It is the blasted landscape the films of Bela Tarr, Fred Kelemen and Ilya Khrzhanovsky conditioned us to see. A vista the surrealist landscapes of Jan Saudek opened up. The grim, abandoned…...

Tomás Eloy Martínez’s “The Tango Singer”

Bruno Cadogan, a doctoral student in Spanish Literature at New York University, is making little progress on his dissertation, a study of Jorge Luis Borges's essays on the tango. As he wanders through…...