Title: BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2011 - Rare Pristine ...
Publisher: Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2011
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 520 pages. Published in 2011. Collection of outstanding contemporary European fiction. The Second Volume in the projected annual "Best European Fiction" Series. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. Edited with an Introduction by Aleksandar Hemon and a Preface by Colum McCann. Contributions by various authors. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Volume Two of the Best European Fiction. "With authors ranging from the familiar (Hilary Mantel) to the obscure (Macedonia's Blaze Minevski) to the internationally acclaimed but underappreciated in the United States (Spain's Enrique Vila-Matas; Hungary's Laszlo Krasznahorkai; Poland's Olga Tokarczuk), the Second Volume of this lauded series makes good on the first's promise. Zurab Lezhava's 'Sex for Fridge' is the madcap story of a Georgian woman who tries to trade her body for a discount on a run-down refrigerator. Iulian Ciocan's 'Auntie Frosea' takes as its depressing protagonist an impoverished Moldovan housewife whose only knowledge of the world outside her village comes from the beamed-in Brazilian soap opera she's addicted to. With stories from Montenegro, Cyprus, tiny Liechtenstein, Turkey, Estonia, and most of Western Europe, this edition packs both a stylistic punch and a satisfying range" (Publishers Weekly). "It is easy to appreciate what Hemon calls 'the depth and width and beauty of human experience' represented here" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Alesandar Hemon, Colum McCann, and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen by Aleksandar Hemon and Colum McCann. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on their Contributions by Frode Grytten and Iulian Ciocan. They made rare appearances at the 2011 PEN World Festival. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the 60-page Souvenir Program. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such multi-signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Some of the world's greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEKSANDAR HEMON AND COLUM MCCANN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1564786005. Bookseller Inventory # 16512
?Best European Fiction is an exhilarating read.??TimeThe launch of Dalkey?s Best European Fiction series was nothing short of phenomenal, with wide-ranging coverage in international media such as Time magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, and the Guardian; glowing reviews and interviews in print and online magazines such as the Believer, Bookslut, Paste, and the Huffington Post; radio interviews with editor Aleksandar Hemon on NPR stations in the US and BBC Radio 3 and 4 in the UK; and a terrific response from booksellers, who made Best European Fiction 2010 an ?Indie Next? pick and created table displays and special promotions throughout the US and UK.
Best European Fiction 2011 is the second installment of an annual anthology of stories from across Europe. Edited by acclaimed Bosnian novelist and MacArthur "Genius-Award" winner Aleksandar Hemon, with a preface by Irish novelist Colum McCann, and with dozens of editorial, media, and programming partners in the U.S., UK, and Europe, the Best European Fiction series will be a window onto what's happening right now in literary scenes throughout Europe, where the next Kafka, Flaubert, or Mann is waiting to be discovered.
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