By Georgi Gospodinov,Angela Rodel
Finalist for the 2015 PEN Literary Award for Translation
Winner of the 2016 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature
"A quirky, compulsively readable publication that deftly tricks on the vacancy and disappointment at its core."New York Times
A finalist for either the Strega Europeo and Gregor von Rezzori awards (and winner of each Bulgarian honor possible), The Physics of Sorrow reaffirms Georgi Gospodinov's position as certainly one of Europe's such a lot artistic and bold writers.
Using the parable of the Minotaur as its organizing photograph, the narrator of Gospodinov's long-awaited novel constructs a labyrinth of news approximately his kin, leaping from period to period and perspective to point of view, exploring the mind-set and trappings of japanese Europeans. tremendously movingsuch as with the tale of his grandfather by accident being left in the back of at a milland terribly funnysee the part at the awfulness of the query "how are you?"Physics is a booklet for you to inhabit, tracing connections, following the narrator down a variety of "side passages," getting pleasantly misplaced within the a variety of tales and empathizing with the unhappy, misunderstood Minotaur on the middle of it all.
Like the paintings of Dave Eggers, Tom McCarthy, and Dubravka Ugresic, The Physics of Sorrow attracts you in with its particular constitution, humanitarian matters, and attractive storytelling.
Georgi Gospodinov was once born in 1968 and is likely one of the such a lot translated modern Bulgarian writers. His first novel, Natural Novel was once released through Dalkey Archive Press in 2005 and was once praised by means of the New Yorker, New York Times, and a number of other prestigious evaluate shops. a suite of his brief tales, And different Stories was once released by means of Northwestern college Press. The Physics of Sorrow is his moment novel.
Angela Rodel earned an M.A. in linguistics from UCLA and bought a Fulbright Fellowship to check and study Bulgarian. In 2010 she received a PEN Translation Fund furnish for Georgi Tenev's brief tale assortment. She is likely one of the such a lot prolific translators of Bulgarian literature operating at the present time and acquired an NEA Fellowship for her translation of Gospodinov's The Physics of Sorrow.