Dustin Illingworth on Ingeborg Bachmann

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Writing for The Nation, Dustin Illingworth celebrates Malina, by the Austrian experimental novelist Ingeborg Bachmann, recently translated into English by Philip Boehm.

 

Jon Doyle on Ruby Cowling

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At Review 31, Jon Doyle reads Ruby Cowling’s short story collection This Paradise and tries to put his finger on Cowling’s aesthetic tendencies.

 

Rohan Maitzen on Virginia Woolf

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At her blog, Novel Readings, Rohan Maitzen has been taking a deep dive into the works of Virginia Woolf, most recently focusing on the “interesting failure” of Woolf’s final novel, The Years.

 

Jacqueline Leung on Yoko Tawada

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Jacqueline Leung takes a close look at Yoko Tawada’s dystopian novel The Emissary, translated by Margaret Mitsutani, and focuses on the ways in which a narrative about prolonged lifespans for elderly people allows Tawada to twist the Japanese language.