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Title Description of a struggle : the Vintage book of contemporary Eastern European writing / edited by Michael March ; [with an introduction by Ivan Klima].

Imprint New York : Vintage Books, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    891.8 DES    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Short Stories    S DES    Available
Edition 1st Vintage books ed.
Description xxiv, 403 p. ; 21 cm.
Note "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Picador, ... as Description of a struggle: the Picador book of contemporary East European prose, in 1994"--T.p. verso.
Contents Introduction: Writing from the empire behind the wall / Ivan Klíma -- Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia : Russians by trade / Bora Ćosić -- Repetition / Drago Jan̆car -- The Balkan express / Slavenka Drakulić -- The Pope / David Albahari -- Poland : Annihilation / Piotr Szewc -- Retina / Hanna Krall -- The register of adulteresses / Jerzy Pilch -- Mina / Pawel Huelle -- Hungary : Vivisection / Péter Nádas -- The sunken apple tree / László Marton -- Down the Danube / Péter Esterházy -- The contents of suitcases / Lajos Grendel -- (to be continued)
(Continued) Czech Republic : The pink scarf / Bohumil Hrabal -- The unborn / Eda Kriseová -- He wakes up / Alexandra Berková -- Brownian motion / Ond̆rej Neff -- Slovakia : Escalation of feeling -- Pavel Vilikovský -- Memorial to Don Giovanni / Ján Johanides -- On the threshold/ Dus̆an Mitana -- The white dog / Rudolf Sloboda -- Bulgaria : Desires: the erotica of Communism / Ivailo Dichev -- Big business / Victor Paskov -- My past, my future / Ivan Kulekov -- A Bulgarian tourist chats to an English pigeon in Trafalgar Square / Stanislav Stratiev --(to be continued)
(Continued) Romania : The dream / Mircea Cărtărescu -- The open window / Ana Blandiana -- The war / George Cusnarencu -- The art of war / Ștefan Agopian -- Albania : The concert / Ismail Kadare -- The secret of my youth / Mimoza Ahmeti -- The pain of a distant winter / Teodor Lac̦o -- Lithuania : Two stories about suicides / Jurga Ivanauskait̊e -- I'm going out, to buy a lightbulb / Valdas Papievis -- Latvia : The history of yellow / Andrei Levkin -- Mousy death / Andra Neiburga -- Estonia : The beauty of history / Viivi Luik -- We gaze up into the tops of the spruce trees / Rein Tootmaa --(to be continued)
(Continued) Belarus : Variations on the seasons / Yurii Petkevich -- Ukraine : Hog's fat, pancake, and the sausage / Igor Klekh -- Russia : The time of peonies: a novel / Svetlana Vasilieva -- Stereoscopic Slavs / Zufar Gareev -- Ants / Viktor Lapitskii -- Philemon and Baucis / Olga Novikova.
Subject East European prose literature -- Translations into English.
Added Author March, Michael, 1946- ed.
Klíma, Ivan, Writing from the empire behind the wall.
Ćosić, Bora, 1932- Russians by trade.
Jančar, Drago, 1948- Repetition.
Drakulić, Slavenka, 1949- Balkan express.
Albahari, David, 1948- Pope.
Szewc, Piotr, 1961- Zagłada. English.
Krall, Hanna, 1937- Retina.
Pilch, Jerzy, 1952- Register of adulteresses.
Huelle, Paweł, 1957- Mina.
Nádas, Péter, 1942- Vivisection.
Márton, László, 1959- Sunken apple tree.
Esterházy, Péter, 1950- Down the Danube.
Grendel, Lajos, 1948- Contents of suitcases.
Hrabal, Bohumil, 1914- Pink scarf.
Kriseová, Eda, 1940- Unborn.
Berková, Alexandra, 1949- He wakes up.
Neff, Ondřej, 1945- Brownian motion.
Vilikovský, Pavel, 1941- Escalation of feeling.
Johanides, Ján, 1934- Memorial to Don Giovanni.
Mitana, Dušan, 1946- On the threshold.
Sloboda, Rudolf, 1938- White dog.
Dichev, Ivaĭlo, 1955- Desires: the erotica of Communism.
Paskov, Viktor, 1949- Big business.
Kulekov, Ivan, 1951- My past, my future.
Stratiev, Stanislav, 1941- A Bulgarian tourist chats to an English pigeon in Trafalgar Square.
Cărtărescu, Mircea, Dream.
Blandiana, Ana, 1942- Open window.
Cusnarencu, George, 1956- War.
Agopian, Ștefan, 1947- Art of war.
Kadare, Ismail, 1936- Concert.
Ahmeti, Mimoza, Secret of my youth.
Laço, Teodor, 1936- Pain of a distant winter.
Ivanauskaitė, Jurga, 1961- Two stories about suicides.
Papievis, Valdas, 1962- I'm going out, to buy a lightbulb.
Levkin, Andreĭ, 1954- History of yellow.
Neiburga, Andra, 1957- Mousy death.
Luik, Viivi, 1946- Beauty of history.
Tootmaa, Rein, 1957- We gaze up into the tops of the spruce trees.
Petkevich,Yurii, 1962- Variations on the seasons.
Klekh, Igorʹ, 1952-, Hog's fat, pancake, and the sausage.
Vasilieva, Svetlana, Time of peonies: a novel.
Gareev, Zufar, Stereoscopic Slavs.
Lapit︠s︡kiĭ, Viktor, 1951- Ants.
Novikova, Olga, 1950- Philemon and Baucis.
ISBN 0679745149 : 14.00

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