Terrestrial Intelligence International Fiction Now from New Directions

ISBN-10: 0811216500
ISBN-13: 9780811216500
Edition: 2006
Authors: Barbara Epler
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Description: New Directions, the discoverer of the greatest of the great contemporary world writerssuch as W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño, Inger Christensen and Bei Dao, Victor Pelevin and Javier Maríasnow puts them on display in a showcase anthology.   More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

New Directions, the discoverer of the greatest of the great contemporary world writerssuch as W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño, Inger Christensen and Bei Dao, Victor Pelevin and Javier Maríasnow puts them on display in a showcase anthology. Terrestrial Intelligence gathers the best new ground-breaking fiction from around the world, from W. G. Sebald ("one of the most gripping writers imaginable," The New York Review of Books) and Roberto Bolaño ("his generation's premier Latin-American writer, [his] reputation and legend are in meteoric ascent," The New York Times) to the Russian enfant terrible Victor Pelevin and the astonishing Yoko Tawada. Not to be missed are the pleasures of Antonio Tabucchi ("the most original voice in the new generation of Italian writers," The Harvard Book Review), Javier Marías ("Spain's best bait for the Nobel Prize," The New York Sun) and Yoel Hoffmann ("Israel's avant-garde genius," Forward). These are just a few of the two dozen fascinating new writers brought to you in wonderful translations, all on one plate, in Terrestrial Intelligence. Take a trip around the worldArgentina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, and Spainand sample the intelligence: we guarantee you will never look at these countries the same way again. New Directions"long struggling and long astonishing," as Richard Eder put it in The New York Timesis always busy presenting what people in other countries are reading: these are riches which resonate in Terrestrial Intelligence from story to story, like art hanging in an international biennale. These two showcase anthologies are convenient samplers, designed to push the wealth of the New Directions' list as a whole into a more public view. "It would be nice to think," as James Laughlin, founder of New Directions wrote to Ernest Hemingway in 1950, "that virtue met its reward without exterior pushes, but it just ain't so."

Last evenings on Earthp. 1
Where Europe beginsp. 24
When I was mortalp. 41
From The rings of Saturnp. 53
Snake Islandp. 77
Annotationsp. 92
Six storiesp. 103
Letter from Casablancap. 120
From The heart is Katmandup. 135
Bone meatp. 154
From Azornop. 170
No destinyp. 183
The Portobello Roadp. 188
The crocodilep. 212
From Summer in Baden-Badenp. 226
Hale and hallowedp. 243
From The good cripplep. 250
From Morengap. 258
From Massacre Riverp. 278
Three Cronicasp. 294
From An episode in the life of a landscape painterp. 316
The life and adventures of shed number XIIp. 333
From War and warp. 345
From The museum of unconditional surrenderp. 368
From Bartleby & Cop. 379
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