Trafika Europe: Essential New European Literature, Vol. 1 by Andrew Singer

Trafika Europe: Essential New European Literature, Vol. 1

EditorAndrew Singer

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In volume 1 of Trafika Europe, Andrew Singer gathers choice offerings from the first year of the quarterly journal of the same name. These fourteen selections—from seven women and seven men, seven poets and seven fiction writers—represent languages across the Continent, from Shetland Scots and Occitan, Latvian and Polish, Armenian, Italian, Hungarian, German, and Slovenian to Faroese and Icelandic. With some of the most accomplished writing in new translation from Europe today, this volume opens a window onto some emerging contours of European identity. Former ASCAP director of photography Mark Chester complements the writing with sumptuous black-and-white photos.

The contributors are Vincenzo Bagnoli, Ewa Chrusciel, Christine DeLuca, Mandy Haggith, Stefanie Kremser, Aurélia Lassaque, Wiesław Myśliwski, Jóanes Nielsen, Edvīns Raups, László Sárközi, Marko Sosič, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Nara Vardanyan, and Māra Zālīte.

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Andrew Singer is Lecturer in Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University and Director and Editor-in-Chief of Trafika Europe (trafikaeurope.org). Andrew Singer is Lecturer in Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University and Director and Editor-in-Chief of Trafika Europe (trafikaeurope.org).
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Title:Trafika Europe: Essential New European Literature, Vol. 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 6.01 × 0.61 inPublished:March 7, 2016Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271074655

ISBN - 13:9780271074658

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Table of Contents

Contents

Editor’s Welcome

1 – Wiesław Myśliwski: A Treatise on Shelling Beans (novel excerpt)

2 – Aurélia Lassaque: The King of Golden Silk (a poem)

3 – Māra Zālīte: Five Fingers (novel excerpt)

4 – Christine DeLuca (five poems)

5 – Marko Sosič: Ballerina, Ballerina (novel excerpt)

6 – Vincenzo Bagnoli: Orpheus in the Underworld 1999 (Dead Times) (a poem)

7 – Stefanie Kremser: The day I learned to fly (novel excerpt)

8 – Edvīns Raups: then touch me here (ten poems)

9 – Jón Kalman Stefánsson: The Heart of Man (novel excerpt)

10 – László Sárközi: Inner World (a poem)

11 – Jóanes Nielson: The Brahmadells: A North Atlantic Chronicle (novel excerpt)

12 – Nara Vardanyan – Amour (a short story)

13 – Ewa Chrusciel (six poems)

14 – Mandy Haggith (seven tree poems)

A note about the photographs

Acknowledgments

Editorial Reviews

“A vital, timely collection of transcendent prose and poetry that highlights the diversity of literatures from across the European continent in a time when the very idea of European identity is a pressing social issue.”

—Will Evans, Deep Vellum Publishing