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literary fiction

Armchair BEA: Literary Fiction

There is no definitive definition of literary fiction. It’s a bit like porn: hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Ha! Not really, but close. Sam over at Tiny Library offered a wonderfully concise definition of… Read More ›

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Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck

Visitationby Jenny ErpenbeckOriginally published in Germany as Heimsuchung by Eichborn Verlag, 2008 Translated from German by Susan BernofskyEdition I read by New Directions, 2010  Visitation is a short novel, only 192 pages long, but Erpenbeck’s sparse prose (and Bernofsky’s translation)… Read More ›