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PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
'On the Road to Babadag' Is a Very Existential Report from the Fading Frontiers of the Continent
21 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM
This sense of going somewhere ill-defined, and ending up not quite nowhere, permeates this account. Andrzej Stasiuk ends up at Babadag in Romania only because not far from there, he can go no further east.
Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk
8 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM
Moving back and forth through memory and time, these essays act like a vehicle moving through historical, mental and natural landscapes.