Articles tagged "Slovakia"


From “The Year of Pearls”

The Year of Pearls tells the story of Lucie, a married woman in her late thirties whose life is thrown into disarray when she embarks on a heady, yearlong love affair with a younger woman. In this...

Finale

Marisia (M), a young Slovak woman working in Vienna, tries to find her bearings in life as she comes to terms with her mother’s terminal illness. In this excerpt, the narrator...

Contemporary Women’s Writing in Slovakia

Twenty-five years after the Velvet Revolution and over two decades since its “velvet divorce” from its bigger brother, the Czech Republic, in 1992, Slovakia—a country with a...

Sea Anemone

Her studio resembles a stinking airtight can. Miss Annemarie hasn’t opened her windows in years. Keeping the heavy curtains drawn night and day has solved the cleaning problem...

Bermuda Triangle

Happy Endings, composed between 2002 and 2005 in Canada while Blažková was taking care of her husband, a renowned economist who suffered a stroke, is written in the form of letters...

From “Boat Number Five”

Emotionally neglected by her immature, promiscuous mother and made to take care of her witchlike, dying grandmother, twelve-year-old Eva has been left to fend for herself in the social vacuum of a...

Hungarian


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An Austro-Hungarian Guidebook

Novi Sad, Thursday afternoon, April 9, 1987 Energy and resourcefulness. These virtues have excited me lately, sending me into a pathological rapture, duping me into rashness and loss of...