Empire in Crumbs
Dominique Kirchner Reill’s new book The Fiume Crisis takes an iconoclastic new look at the history of Rijeka after World War I
Komeda: A Private Life in Jazz by Magdalena Grzebałkowska tells the story of Poland’s most talented musician of the jazz generation, and reveals what exactly jazz meant to a Polish society in the throes of rapid change.
The Nowhere Man
With the late Bekim Sejranović’s award-winning novel From Nowhere to Nowhere appearing in English for the first time, we look back at the career of an extravagantly talented writer
Kovač Through the Looking Glass
Marc Casals takes a look at Mirko Kovač‘s novel The City in the Mirror, a classic of post-Yugoslav literature that is yet to appear in English translation
José Saramago: “Writers are no longer authors, but content providers”
Croatian journalist Adriana Piteša interviewed the Nobel Prize-winning novelist shortly before his death in 2010. He didn’t pull any punches.
Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb
Višnja Vukašinović looks back at a classic modernist novel about holidays gone horribly wrong
Stalker at Forty
Shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1980, Tarkovsky’s meditative masterpiece continues to cast its spell
Gabriele D’Annunzio and the Culture of Violence
Was the Italian soldier-poet a liberator? Or a warning of the dark times to come?
If London had been the birthplace of punk, northern England had become the incubator of whatever it was that was about to happen next.
Robert Smith Rewound
In May 1996 I had the good fortune to interview Cure frontman Robert Smith. And then, with the interview still untranscribed, I lost the tape. It took me 23 years to find out what on earth I had done with it.
The time is ripe for Croatia to regain its rightful place on the European horror map
Hoochie Coochie Hoću Kući
Is Milan Manojlović Mance’s Man from Katanga the greatest Croatian album ever made?
Welcome to Hofbauerland
Few graphic artists are as closely associated with the Zagreb urban landscape as illustrator, poster designer and graphic novelist Igor Hofbauer.
Crucif*cked: the extraordinary career of Egon Bondy
Outside Czech-speaking circles, underground writer and philosopher Egon Bondy remains almost unknown; however it’s hard to see where the Czech literary scene would be without him
The time is ripe for a rereading of Gregor von Rezzori, one of Central Europe’s most distinctive voices