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José Trigo by Fernando del Paso

There are some debuts, like Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane or William Gaddis’ The Recognitions, which give you pause and make you wonder: How could this be a first work? How is this even possible? Fernando del Paso’s debut novel José … Continue reading

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Miracle Plays of Terror (Миракули на грозомората, Миракли) by Slavko Janevski

The fictional Macedonian village Kukulino has become Slavko Janevski’s own personal Yoknapatawpha. The Kukulino cycle comprises eight novels set in different periods of the village’s history. The three novels united under the ominous title Miracle Plays of Terror present to … Continue reading

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The Garden of Seven Twilights (El Jardí dels Set Crepuscles) by Miquel de Palol

Miquel de Palol’s debut novel is essentially a huge storytelling machine whose design has been inspired by such familiar classics as The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, One Thousand and One Nights, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, and The 120 Days … Continue reading

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