Those Whom I Would Like to Meet Again (Lithuanian Literature) (Paperback)

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In ten of her best essay-stories, Giedra Radvilaviciute travels between the ridiculous and the sublime, the everyday and the extraordinary. In the place of plot, which the author claims to have had "shot and buried with the proper honors," the reader finds a dense, subtly interwoven structure of memory and reality, banalities and fantasy, all served up with a good dollop of absurdity and humor. We travel from the old town of Vilnius to Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood, from the seaside to a local delicatessen, all in a narrative collage as exquisitely detailed as a bouquet of flowers. As in all of her work, Radvilaviciute plays with the genres of fiction and nonfiction, essay and short story, leading the experiences of life to be "unrecognizably transformed, like the flour, eggs, nuts, and apples in a cake.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781564788597
ISBN-10: 1564788598
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: June 4th, 2013
Pages: 129
Language: English
Series: Lithuanian Literature