Fiction. LGBT Studies. Translated from the Slovenian by Rawley Grau. "Boris Pintar's terrific new collection, FAMILY PARABLES, executes a series of beautiful backflips on our notion of the tale. Here we find, locked in fierce embrace, the marvelously delicate inflection of Robert Walser and the fearless, full-throttle verve of Kathy Acker. Each story serves as a bracing introduction to an important new voice in international fiction"--Laird Hunt.
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Born in Slovenia in 1964, Boris Pintar graduated from the University of Llubljana with a degree in philosophy and the sociology of culture. He works as a freelance writer, arts reviewer, translator, and editor. He has written a novel (Don't Kill Anyone, I Love You, published in English translation in 2001), two short-fiction collections, and a book of essays on the contemporary Slovene theater, as well as plays, comic strip scripts, and a screenplay. He has translated several plays from English for the Slovene stage. His work has appeared in many literary and critical journals and other publications in Europe and North American.Review:
Boris Pintar's terrific new collection, 'Family Parables,' executes a series of beautiful backflips on our notion of the tale. Here we find, locked in fierce embrace, the marvelously delicate inflection of Robert Walser and the fearless, full-throttle verve of Kathy Acker. Each story serves as a bracing introduction to an important new voice in international fiction. --Laird Hunt
Boris Pintar's prose brings to Slovene literature a subject matter and aesthetics that diverge from the dominant narrative trends. It issues a bold challenge to the moral and moralistic mainstream of every sort of mediocrity. Pintar does this not on the declarative level, but through intimate stories that in their immediacy are filled with human vulnerability and pain. His style is dynamic and clear; he knows how to entwine the reader in fragments of life from the very first sentences he writes. Given the thematic and stylistic directness of his prose, it is no wonder that his work is receiving international acclaim. --Drago Jancar
Stealthy, willful, and coldly erotic, Boris Pintar's 'Family Parables' combine the ruthlessness of folktales, the warmth of clinical reports, and the intricacies of postmodernism into something thrillingly perverse. I had wondered what would come out of the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, but I never imagined a voice so queer -- Kafka, Paul Auster, and Dennis Cooper all in one. Pintar moves from the edge of Europe down through the heart of the family and out the aroused genitalia. Rawley Grau has rendered the Slovene into a language at once colloquial and removed, a voice heard as if off at a great distance and from the middle of the inner ear. --David Bergman
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Book Description Talisman House, Publishers, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1584980702
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