February 27, 2017 | Rome, Italy | Sunny 7°C

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A World Apart

In 1951, Polish writer Gustaw Herling recalled his Gulag days, and entered a rare class of writers.

A Little Lumpen Novelita

Roberto Bolaño's understated Rome-set novella is a posthumous example of the Chilean writer's genius.

A Cure for Suicide

In Jesse Ball's unsettling novel, suicide has a "cure" of sorts, but the price is profoundly surreal.

Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts

Donald Barthelme's controlled zaniness helped paved the way for the likes of George Saunders and China Miéville.

The Story of My Teeth

The brilliant and ambitious Mexican Valeria Luiselli tries far too hard in her debut novel.

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