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T H E C R O COD I L E S Youssef Rakha

Translated from the Arabic by Robin Moger

“Youssef Rakha’s The Crocodiles is a fierce ‘post-despair’ novel about a generation of poets who were too caught up in themselves to witness the 2011 revolution in Egypt. Or is it? . . . The Crocodiles is also a long poem, an elegiac wail singing the sad music of a collapsing Egypt. Either way, The Crocodiles—suspicious of sincerity, yet sincere in its certainty that poetry accomplishes nothing—will leave you speechless with the hope that meaning may once again return to words.” —Moustafa Bayoumi, author of How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

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T he E merge n ce o f M em o ry Conversations with W. G. Sebald

Edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Through published interviews with and essays on German author Sebald, Schwartz offers a profound portrait of the writer, who has been praised posthumously for his unflinching explorations of historical cruelty, memory, and dislocation. Paper 978-1-58322-915-6 $15.95 176 pages

H u n ti n g the L ast W il d M a n A Novel

Ángela Vallvey

Translated by Margaret Jull Costa Spanish author Vallvey explores a modern woman’s cynicism as she finds herself faced with fairy tale happiness and tries to integrate an impossibly marvelous stranger into her life. Paper 978-1-58322-488-5 $14.00 192 pages Spanish-language edition: A la caza del último hombre salvaje : una novela Paper 978-1-58322-487-8 $14.95 192 pages

… A ND D R E A M S A R E D R E A M S Vassilis Vassilikos

Greece’s most acclaimed living novelist gives us a magical realist portrait of contemporary Europe and contemporary Europeans. Here are seven tales that explore the themes of materialism, post-Cold War politics, love, religious faith, and the power of imagination. cloth 978-1-88836-300-5 $18.95 272 pages

The Few Things I Know about Glafkos Thrassakis A Novel

Vassilis Vassilikos

Translated by Karen Emmerich A brilliant work of the imagination as well as a meditation on writing itself, the story follows a biographer’s investigation into the life and works of a famous, yet highly mysterious, deceased Greek author named Glafkos Thrassakis. Paper 978-1-58322-654-4 $17.95 384 pages

T he C ase o f D o cto r S achs Martin Winckler Translated by Linda Asher

Ministering to the minds and bodies of his small town community, Sachs is a man whose pity for his fellow creatures is his own untreatable condition—until a love story emerges between the good doctor and one of his patients.

Winner of the Prix du Livre Paper 978-1-58322-261-4 $16.95 432 pages

Seven Stories Press Academic Catalog 2014-2015  

Frontlist and backlist titles published by Seven Stories press through Spring 2015. For information about books for course adoption, please...