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'Seven Terrors' by Selvedin Avdić
On March 7, 2005 the hero of Selvedin Avdić’s brilliant and captivating novel Seven Terrors decides to get up out of bed after nine months of self-imposed apathy as a result of having been left by his wife. Ready to return to life what he actually returns to is horror.
Read the book review in B O D Y’s Friday Pick

'Seven Terrors' by Selvedin Avdić

On March 7, 2005 the hero of Selvedin Avdić’s brilliant and captivating novel Seven Terrors decides to get up out of bed after nine months of self-imposed apathy as a result of having been left by his wife. Ready to return to life what he actually returns to is horror.

Read the book review in B O D Y’s Friday Pick

Literary roundup: Anxious, dark and scary
László Krasznahorkai getting anxious in The New York Times, a host of Russian horror and the first of a series of Russian stories read out loud.
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Photo - Spanish poster for Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath, one part of which is based on the 19th century vampire novel Vurdulak by Alexei Tolstoy (though he wrote it in French).

Literary roundup: Anxious, dark and scary

László Krasznahorkai getting anxious in The New York Times, a host of Russian horror and the first of a series of Russian stories read out loud.

Continue Reading

Photo - Spanish poster for Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath, one part of which is based on the 19th century vampire novel Vurdulak by Alexei Tolstoy (though he wrote it in French).

Literary Roundup: Russian horses, new writers and bodies from Prague
On Chtenia’s Summer 2012 all horses Russian lit issue, a story from the young “Queen of Russian Horror” and Prague literary mag B O D Y
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Photo - Two Horses Red and Blue by Franz Marc, 1912 (I know he isn’t Russian but I like the painting, so . . )

Literary Roundup: Russian horses, new writers and bodies from Prague

On Chtenia’s Summer 2012 all horses Russian lit issue, a story from the young “Queen of Russian Horror” and Prague literary mag B O D Y

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Photo - Two Horses Red and Blue by Franz Marc, 1912 (I know he isn’t Russian but I like the painting, so . . )