And Other Stories
Northwestern University Press, 27. 7. 2007 - Počet stran: 81
Stories within stories, a few contemporary fables, a hint of the narrative complexity of Borges, a whiff of the gritty realism of pre- and post-communist life in Eastern Europe—
these are the elements that come together in a unique and surprising way in the wildly imaginative and endlessly engaging short stories of Georgi Gospodinov. Whether a tongue-in-cheek crime/horror story or the Christmas story of a pig, a language game leading to an unexpected epiphany or an inward-looking tale built on the complexity of a puzzle box, the work in this collection offers a kaleidoscopic experience of a writer whose style has been described as “anarchic, experimental” (New Yorker) and “compulsively readable.” (New York Times).
Gospodinov’s debut prose work Natural Novel was hailed as a “go-for-broke postmodern construction—a devilish jam of jump-cut narration, pop culture riffs, wholesale quotation, and Chinese-box authorship” (Village Voice). At once familiar and fantastic, his writing is high comedy, high seriousness, and of very high order.
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I probably could have given this short story collection four stars because it was both engaging and, at times, brilliant. From a writer's perspective, the stories are inspiring and thought-provoking ...