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Showing 1 - 15 results of 16 for "Scott Esposito"
The new edition of one of the great works of the pre-eminent Urdu writer Intizar Husain on the partition of India through the eyes of an average citizen often falls flat.
December 8, 2012
Vlad had already appeared in a 2004 collection of stories but it's not substantial enough to stand as a book in its own right.
August 25, 2012
Khalil Sweileh's cartoonish, buffoonish narrator is not an interesting enough character for his psychological intricacies to sustain the weight of a novel.
August 18, 2012
Purporting to be an investigation into how a celebrated avant-garde poem came into being, César Aira's intriguing novel is held together more by philosophical notions than by anything resembling a plot.
May 12, 2012
Retranslated and republished, Albert Cossery's novel follows the lives of three men who eschew the pursuit of material wealth in favour of nonconformity in 1950s Cairo.
February 17, 2012
The notion of how authors dissolve into their creations forms the backbone of this newly translated work by the obscure, early Soviet-era experimental novelist Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky.
February 3, 2012
Recently translated from Russian, Victor Pelevin's brilliant fable condemns his country's culture of exploitation and blind acceptance of doublespeak in a way that goes beyond simple satire or allegory.
November 23, 2011
Memory takes charge in Michael Ondaatje's rich novel about a young boy's voyage from Colombo to London.
October 7, 2011
Anne McLean has produced a stunning English rendering of the 1973 prose poem in which Cortázar juxtaposes eels and stars.
August 12, 2011
As well as being an immensely popular novelist, Roberto Bolaño was also a prolific but sometimes dull essayist, as is revealed in this new collection of his non-fiction work.
June 10, 2011
Less than 50 pages long, László Krasznahorkai's pamphlet-like, multimedia collaboration with the German painter Max Neumann is one of the most beautifully produced works of literature this year.
June 3, 2011
Edouard Levé killed himself just days after he finished writing Suicide. Yet his own unhappy story remains subordinate to this remarkable novel.
April 29, 2011
Tangled and frequently unconvincing, Thomas Pletzinger's "Funeral for a Dog" still possesses a wealth of qualities not shared by lesser first-time efforts.
April 1, 2011
The Spanish author has made a fine art out of straddling the boundaries of fact and fiction, but in his new novel, Never Any End to Paris, he reaches into the very core of our humanity, writes Scott Esposito
March 11, 2011
Through the fractured mind of a narrator in crisis, a new novel traces 2,000 tangled years of Mediterranean history and politics, writes Scott Esposito.
December 30, 2010
‘We want a nation’: Iraqis gather in Baghdad on protest anniversary
Why Dubai is a cooler city than others
What a cashless society will look like
Art in Isolation: 39 Arab artists present work made during the pandemic
Money & Me: ‘Money itself has no value, it’s what you do with it’