While using wit to poke fun at the tension between conceptual planning and actual living, Horvath’s ‘Case Studies’ also ask us to seriously question the shifting definition of cities themselves and the ideologies underpinning the ever-growing debates over how they should be structured and governed.
The opening paragraph of Why Are You So Sad? posits the existence of one Raymond Champs who wakes in bed on an average morning in his average Bay Area life and declares a bad case of the blues: “We are all symptoms of a grieving planet.”
A novel about an arsonist who terrorizes a small town in Norway, and of a young novelist named Gaute Heivoll who attempts, years later, to reconstruct his story and find in it some parallel with his own life.
A new review of books focused on debuts, translations, and all works that would otherwise go undetected. It is a collaborative of authors, translators, and reviewers bound by one purpose: to contribute to the dialogue of literature.