Where Europe Begins: Stories

Yoko Tawada (Author) Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
May 17, 2007
Pages
224
Dimensions
4.87 X 0.63 X 6.72 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811217026
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About the Author

Yoko Tawada writes in both Japanese and German and has received the Akutagawa, Lessing, Noma, Adelbert von Chamisso and Tanizaki prizes. Last year her novel The Emissary won the National Book Award.
Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York.

Reviews

A spectacular journey through a world of colliding languages and multiplying cities.--Victor Pelevin
In Tawada's work, one has the feeling of having wandered into a mythology that is not one's own.--Rivka Galchen
An undeniably superb, even breathtaking short story collection about life spent in the in-between by the Japanese-born, German-domiciled, multi-dimensioned Tawada.
Tawada's slender accounts of alienation achieve a remarkable potency. Each one sustains a masterly balance between the tenuous but meaningful connections of dreams and the direct, earthy storytelling of folk tales.
Only the most profound reverence, I felt, could do justice to this writer and this work.--Wim Wenders