Dalkey Archive

The Origin of Man

By Betsy Wing (trans.) - By Christine Montalbetti - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

If I had to describe this book in a single word: frustrating. Some literary works that lack linear (or any) plotting and indulge ...Read Review

Psalm 44

By Danilo Kiš - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

The biblical Psalm 44 asks why God has abandoned his people, who kept the covenant. This Holocaust novel explores the same question. First published ...Read Review

The Laurels of Lake Constance

By Harry Mathews (trans.) - By Marie Chaix - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

Nazi sympathizers – especially Nazi sympathizers in war-torn France – are atypical protagonists in historical novels. Albert B. is a chemical engineer whose anti-Communist fervor ...Read Review

Walaschek’s Dream

By Giovanni Orelli - By Jamie Richards (trans.) - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

Forget structure; forget run-of-the-mill plots, and logic. Think James Joyce and then, if that doesn’t scare you, plunge into Walaschek’s Dream. ...Read Review

Istanbul was a Fairytale

By Ender Gürol (trans.) - By Mario Levi - Published 2012

Genres:

LiteraryShort Stories

First published in 1999 in Turkish, İstanbul Bir masaldı won Turkey’s prestigious Yunus Nadi Novel Award in 2000. The novel is not one story ...Read Review

Minuet for Guitar

By Harry Leeming (trans.) - By Vitomil Zupan - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

This is a translation by Harry Leeming of a 1975 work by a noted Slovenian writer, a fictional account of Zupan’s experiences fighting ...Read Review