Penelope Fitzgerald's final book, 1995's The Blue Flower, is a mysterious and odd thing, but, as all those who call it a masterpiece suggest, it is well worth picking up.
Paul reviews Wolfgang Hilbig's 1996 novel, The Tidings of the Trees, translated from the Germany by Isabel Fargo Cole.
Paul reviews Wolfgang Hilbig's 1991 novel Old Rendering Plant, translated from the German by Isabel Fargo Cole.
Trevor and Betsy will be starting Alice Munro's Open Secrets soon. This post contains some brief introductory thoughts as well as a list of all of the stories in this collection. The list will contain links to the posts as they are published.
Betsy and Trevor are moving on to the latter half of Alice Munro's career, starting their story-by-story examination of her 1990 collection Friend of My Youth. This post provides an overview of the book as well as links to the reviews as they post.
Trevor reviews César Aira's The Proof, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. New Directions published this in a twofer that includes Aira's The Little Buddhist Monk.