In Red by Magdalena Tulli

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By the Ko?cielski Prize-winning author of Dream and Stones, In Red is the gripping cautionary tale in which real and unreal combine explosively, making us question the nature of the work itself. Set in an imaginary fourth partition of Poland, In Red retraces the turbulent history of the twentieth century in a labyrinth of greed, inheritance, and entropy, enacting—word by tremulous word—the claustrophobia of a small town from which there seems to be no escape. Never have Tulli¢s trademark precision of language and her crystalline storytelling been put to such brilliant use.

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Magdalena Tulli's other novels include Dreams and Stones and Moving Parts (Archipelago Books). Dreams and Stones won Poland's Koscielski Foundation Prize in 1995, while Moving Parts was nominated for the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Flaw has been short-listed for the 2007 Nike Proze, Poland's most prestigious literary award. Tulli also works as a translator and has translated the works of Proust and Calvino into Polish. She lives in Warsaw. Bill Johnston is Director of the Polish Studies Center at Indiana University. His translations include Gustaw Herling's The Noonday Cemetery and Other Stories (New Directions, 2003), Jerzy Pilch's His Current Woman (Grove, 2002), and Stefan Zeromski's The Faithful River (Northwestern, 1999). In 1999 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship for Translation. In 2008 he won the inaugural Found in Translation award for Tadeusz Rózewicz's new poems, to be presented yearly to the translator of the finest Polish-English literary translation of the year.
Published October 18, 2011 by Archipelago. 161 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The small town Magdalena Tulli imagines in her quirky new novel is inhabited by strapping young soldiers, fair maidens, oligarchs and one notable insomniac — all of whom behave in the most unexpected ways.

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Johnston received the Found in Translation award for a translation of Polish poems, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Poetry Award, and won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for poetry translation.

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