Tagged: New Directions

The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg

The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg

Translator: Frances Fre­naye The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement: “I shot him between the eyes.” As the tale―a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness―proceeds, the narrator’s...

Hap­pi­ness, as Such by Natalia Ginzburg

Hap­pi­ness, as Such by Natalia Ginzburg

Translator: Min­na Proc­tor At the heart of Happiness, as Such is an absence―an abyss that pulls everyone to its brink―created by a family’s only son, Michele, who has fled from Italy to England to...

Belladonna by Daša Drndić

Belladonna by Daša Drndić

Translated by Celia Hawkesworth Andreas Ban, a psychologist who no longer psychologizes, a writer who no longer writes, lives alone in a coastal town in Croatia. His body is failing him. He sifts through...