The Quarterly Conversation, new issue.

Fall issue goes live today.  Tobias Wolff, other goodies:

Latin America’s Kafka: What a Sly Argentine Has in Common with a Tubercular Czech

Some of the 20th century’s most innovative fiction came out of Prague and Buenos Aires. Scott Esposito argues that there’s a potent link between the plots being written in each.

Reading Claude Cahun

French gender-bending artist Claude Cahun is generally known as a photographer. She also left behind an impressive body of literature. Lauren Elkin argues should it be read, especially by adherents of challenging Surrealist works.

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place: Hard Situations and Easy Morals in Tobias Wolff’s Short Fiction

John Lingan considers Tobias Wolff’s new, career-spanning collection of short fiction. He finds a writer in great debt to Hemingway and unable to embrace the grotesque.


All One Horse by Breyten Breytenbach
Review by Ryan Call

Boxwood by Camilo José Cela
Review by Sacha Arnold

Watching the Spring Festival by Frank Bidart
Review by Elizabeth Wadell

The Implacable Order of Things by José Luis Peixoto
Review by Robert Silva

Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya
Review by Scott Bryan Wilson

Winners Have Yet to Be Announced by Ed Pavlic
Review by Levi Stahl

Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek
Review by Kate Evans

Basrayatha by Muhammad Khudayyir
Review by M. Lynx Qualey

Thing of Beauty by Jackson Mac Low
Review by John Cunningham

It’s go in horizontal by Leslie Scalapino
Review by John Cunningham

The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig
Review by Barrett Hathcock


The Horacio Castellanos Moya Interview
Interview by Mauro Javier Cardenas

Fourteen Questions for Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Interview by Martin Riker

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