I'd Like

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Product Details

Price
$12.50  $11.63
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date
Pages
129
Dimensions
5.71 X 8.88 X 0.44 inches | 0.46 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781564784933
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About the Author

Amanda Michalopoulou is the internationally acclaimed author of several books of fiction, two of which have previously been published in English: I'd Like (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008) and Why I Killed My Best Friend (2014), both translated by Karen Emmerich. Her work, which has been translated into twenty languages, has been awarded the Diavazo Novel Prize, the Academy of Athens Award, and the International Literature Award by the National Endowment for the Arts among others. She lives in Athens, Greece.
Karen Emmerich has published a dozen book-length translations of modern Greek poetry and prose. She was awarded the 2019 National Translation Award for What's Left of the Night by Ersi Sotiropoulos. Emmerich teaches comparative literature at Princeton.

Reviews

"An innovative collection of short stories that overturns expectations and surprises the reader, full of sarcasm, humor, and anguish, with a sob that escapes at the end--after all, that's what life is like." -- Eleni Gika
"Moving against the current, Amanda Michalopoulou calls her new book a collection of short stories, though its thirteen texts read as a unified whole. After we've finished I'd Like, we realize that we have to read it again from the beginning, to reevaluate the information we've been given. And therein lies the appeal and innovation of this work." -- Elizabeth Kotzia
"Michalopoulou's artless, lively style endows her narratives with sweetness, vivacity and sensitivity, softening their sharp edges. Of course, beneath the narrator's stubbornly cheerful tone we can discern a constant but muffled lament for a childhood now lost. . . . In this latest book, Michalopoulou treats her thematic obsession--the issue of writing itself--with greater daring and ingenuity than ever before." -- Lina Panteleon

"An innovative collection of short stories that overturns expectations and surprises the reader, full of sarcasm, humor, and anguish, with a sob that escapes at the end--after all, that's what life is like."--"Ethnos"