Ted McDermott writes in about a new issue of Context, which features an overview of Estonian author Mati Unt, a fascinating article from William Gass on how The Tunnel was designed, a report of a trip to the Flann O’Brien Archives, and an interview with Mark Binelli.
I’ve just started the Mati Unt book, and thought that I couldn’t be more excited (it’s not too often you see new translations of literature from that region). But I just read the article, and now I know I’m about to read something about cannabilism, arctic hysteria, and Soviet tower blocks – I’m “üliväga” excited.
The book is apparently reviewed in the new issue of the Believer as well, which I don’t read, but still…
I hope Dalkey Archive Press keeps publishing translations of lesser-known literature. Latvian next please, so that I might actually be paid for mine.