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By Aleksandar Hemon

Historically, English-language readers were nice fanatics of ecu literature, and names like Franz Kafka, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann are so known we rarely consider them as international in any respect. What these writers delivered to English-language literature used to be a large choice of latest principles, types, and methods of seeing the area. but instances have replaced, and what sort of will we even learn about the richly assorted literature being written in Europe today?

Best ecu Fiction 2010 is the inaugural installment of what's going to turn into an annual anthology of reports from throughout Europe. Edited by way of acclaimed Bosnian novelist and MacArthur “Genius-Award” winner Aleksandar Hemon, and with dozens of editorial, media, and programming companions within the united states, united kingdom, and Europe, the Best ecu Fiction sequence could be a window onto what’s taking place right away in literary scenes all through Europe, the place the following Kafka, Flaubert, or Mann is ready to be stumbled on.

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  • Preface: Zadie Smith
  • advent: Aleksandar Hemon
  • Ornela Vorpsi (Albania): from The state the place not anyone Ever Dies
  • Antonio Fian (Austria): from While Sleeping
  • Peter Terrin (Belgium: Dutch): from "The assassin"
  • Jean-Philippe Toussaint (Belgium: French): "Zidane's depression"
  • Igor Stiks (Bosnia): "At the Sarajevo industry"
  • Georgi Gospodinov (Bulgaria): "And All became Moon"
  • Neven Usumovic (Croatia): "Veres"
  • Naja Marie Aidt (Denmark): "Bulbjerg"
  • Elo Viiding (Estonia): "Foreign girls"
  • Juhani Brander (Finland): from Extinction
  • Christine Montalbetti (France): "Hotel Komaba Eminence" (with Haruki Murakami)
  • George Konrád (Hungary): "Jeremiah's bad story"
  • Steinar Bragi (Iceland): "The Sky Over Thingvellir"
  • Julian Gough (Ireland: English): "The Orphan and the Mob"
  • Ornaní Choileáin (Ireland: Irish): "Camino"
  • Giulio Mozzi (AKA Carlo Dalcielo) (Italy): "Carlo does not understand how to learn"
  • Inga Abele (Latvia): "Ants and Bumblebees"
  • Mathias Ospelt (Liechtenstein): "Deep within the Snow"
  • Giedra Radvilaviciute? (Lithuania): "The attract of the textual content"
  • Goce Smilevski (Macedonia): "Fourteen Little Gustavs"
  • Stephan input (Netherlands): "Resistance"
  • Jon Fosse (Norway): "Waves of Stone"
  • Michal Witkowski (Poland): "Didi"
  • Valter Hugo Mãe (Portugal): "dona malva and senhor josé ferreiro"
  • Cosmin Manolache (Romania): "Three Hundred Cups"
  • Victor Pelevin (Russia): "Friedmann area"
  • David Albahari (Serbia): "The Basilica

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