Literary Fiction

Mensonge
This short story or novelette is one of the most humorous critiques I’ve read about inanities of Structuralism and Deconstruction. In it Bradbury describes, or provides a lack of description, of the Deconstructor’s Deconstructor, Henri Mesonge, and...

06.01.2014

A Perfect Woman
Chartered accountant Harold Eastwood, conventionally minded, chances to meet Alec Goodrich on the train, travelling first-class with a third-class ticket. Alec is a best-selling novelist. He soon finds Harold's knowledge of income tax allowances...

19.11.2016

House-Bound
Penelope Fitzgerald wrote: ‘If I could have back one of the many Winifred Peck titles I once possessed I would choose House-Bound. The story never moves out of middle-class Edinburgh; the satire on genteel living, though, is always kept in relation...

12.08.2013

The Revolutions Trilogy
The work of Copernicus famously shattered the medieval view of the universe. Here his life is powerfully evoked in a novel that tells of a shy man, baffled by the conspiracies that rage around him and his ideas while he searches for the...

09.04.2013

Cake
Funny. Terrifying. Provocative. Grotesque. Hilarious. Sad. Beautiful. Poignant. Crazy. Psychotic. Edgy. Miserable. Misery. Tears. Ha. Love. Passion. Passion. Sex. Fucking. Self harm. Paedophile. Death. Dying. Murder. Cancer. Obese. Fat. Religion....

19.04.2013

Jamie Is My Heart's Desire
Alfred Chester's masterpiece, The Exquisite Corpse, was one of the literary sensations of the 1960s, a surreal, homoerotic phantasmagoria that became a cult classic. It was preceded by this, his only other novel, a work more straitlaced in literary...

02.08.2015

Body Electric
The winner of the Paris Literary Prize for 2013.Praise for Body Electric:"The complications of a father-daughter relationship; the vicissitudes of a society eroded by the glare of reality TV; a concrete vision of life and...

20.06.2015

Tropico del Cancro
Vietato per quasi trent’anni in tutti i paesi anglosassoni (dal 1934, quando uscì presso una piccola casa editrice parigina, al 1961, anno in cui ne fu liberalizzata la vendita negli Stati Uniti), Tropico del Cancro si è trascinato a...

30.12.2015

German Literary Fairy Tales
The German Library is a new series of the major works of German literature and thought from medieval times to the present. The volumes have forewords by internationally known writers and introductions by prominent scholars. Here the English-speaking...

10.11.2014

Our Lives as Kites
What makes an artist tick, go on and, to use the dirty word, create?We enter the world of ballet through Yvonne Fillon, a one-time soloist ballerina who is on a journey of self-discovery in rough waters. We enter it during one of her days...

30.07.2014

The Face of Any Other
A man without a face infects the lives of others, becoming the person he discovers to be most interesting, feasting on their flaws, peering into their peculiarities in order to fulfill their meaningless desires. The main protagonist of the novel has...

10.01.2014

Gingerbread Woman
La sbobba di marzapaneGiusto un paio di cosucce per fare il punto della situazione.Se nel mondo, le relazioni pubbliche si svolgessero solo per metà come in quelle del libro, tre quarti dell’umanità...

03.03.2017

Patches Of Grey
Tony Johnson is a studious young man planning to soon graduate from much more than high school. Although his zip code places him in a Bronx tenement pre "rise of Obama", his sights are set far beyond the trappings of a humble upbringing. Collegiate...

09.08.2016

Reinventing Mike Lake
“People tend to do pretty drastic things when they come to the conclusion that there is nothing left to fear. I wasn’t always like that, and I still may not be like that at all. With her gone, something changed. An emptiness that I never knew...

23.07.2017

The Butcher Boy
"I was thinking how right ma was -- Mrs. Nugent all smiles when she met us and how are you getting on Mrs and young Francis are you both well? . . .what she was really saying was: Ah hello Mrs Pig how are you and look Philip do you see what's...

27.03.2016