Short(er) Slavic Novels Book Club with Arya

June 3rd
McNally Jackson Downtown Brooklyn
RSVP Required

Are you intimidated by the great (and by great, we mean looooooong) novels of Dostoevsky or Tolstoy, Ulitskaya and Tokarczuk? Novels over 500 pages may not be a crime to read, but they can, at times, feel like a punishment to finish. That’s why we're is introducing SHORT(ER) SLAVIC NOVELS, a book club dedicated to Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Belarusian, Czech, etc. novels under 300 pages. All titles will be read in English, so previous knowledge of Slavic languages is NOT required. (Uk)Rain(e) or shine, czech out our Downtown Brooklyn location every month for classic and contemporary Slavic fiction. За встречу!

This month we'll discuss Józef Czechowicz's, The Story of the Paper Crown. 

"[A] slim volume that carries the weight of history." — Tobias Carrol, Words Without Borders

"What’s remarkable about The Story of the Paper Crown is not just the novelty of a new book by a master of the Polish avant-garde, though as a literary artifact that’s great too. What’s remarkable is the translation, and that’s why I think more people should read it." — K. E. Semmel

“The sun bloodily sets like never before. Against the crimson sky grim silhouettes of skeletal, mournful trees. And among the poplars the silhouette of a tall scaffold. An executioner with sword, a block with red splotches glistening in the sun. To the right, the Royal Castle; on the left, the Franciscan Church.”


*books must be purchased in person at the Downtown Brooklyn location



Reserve your place with a $5 voucher, redeemable on the night of the book club meeting on any product in store.

Price: $5.00