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Terrestrial Intelligence (2006) [Anthology]
by Cesar Aira Roberto Bolaño Inger Christensen Felisberto Hernandez Yoel Hoffmann Fleur Jaeggy John Keene Alexander Kluge László Krasznahorkai Clarice Lispector Javier Marías Victor Pelevin Rene Philoctete Rodrigo Rey Rosa W. G. Sebald Muriel Spark Antonio Tabucchi Kono Taeko Yoko Tawada Uwe Timm Leonid Tsypkin Dubravka Ugrešić Enrique Vila-Matas Can Xue Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Terrestrial Intelligence gathers the best new ground-breaking fiction from around the world, from W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño to the Russian enfant terrible Victor Pelevin and the astonishing Yoko Tawada. Not to be missed are the pleasures of Antonio Tabucchi, Javier Marías and Yoel Hoffmann. These are just a few of the two dozen fascinating new writers brought to you in wonderful translations, all on one plate, in Terrestrial Intelligence.

Take a trip around the world—Argentina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Russia, and Spain—and sample the intelligence: we guarantee you will never look at these countries the same way again.


  • Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolano
    Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
  • Where Europe Begins by Yoko Tawada
    Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
  • When I Was Mortal by Javier Marias
    Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
  • excerpt from The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald
    Translated from the German by Michael Hulse
  • Snake Island by Can Xue
    Translated from the Chinese by Karen Gerant & Chen Zeping
  • excerpt from Annotations by John Keene
  • Six Stories by Alexander Kluge
    Translated from the German by Martin Chalmers & Michael Hulse
  • Letter from Casablanca by Antonio Tabucchi
    Translated from the Italian by Janice Thresher
  • excerpt from The Heart Is Katmandu by Yoel Hoffmann
    Translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole
  • Bone Meat by Kono Taeko
    Translated from the Japanese by Lucy Lower
  • excerpt from Azorno by Inger Christensen
    Translated from the Danish by Denise Newman
  • No Destiny by Fleur Jaeggy Translated from the Italian by Tim Parks
  • The Portobello Road by Muriel Spark
  • The Crocodile by Felisberto Hernandez
    Translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen
  • excerpt from Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tyspkin
    Translated from the Russian by Roger and Angela Keys
  • Hale and Hallowed by Jenny Erpenbeck
    Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky
  • excerpt from The Good Cripple by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
    Translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen
  • excerpt from Morenga by Uwe Timm
    Translated from the German by Breon Mitchell
  • excerpt from Massacre River by Rene Philoctete
    Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
  • Three Cronicas by Clarice Lispector
    Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
  • excerpt from An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by Cesar Aira
    Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
  • The Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII by Victor Pelevin
    Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield
  • excerpt from War and War by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
    Translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes
  • excerpt from The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugresic
    Translated from the Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth
  • excerpt from Bartleby & Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas
    Translated from the Spanish by Jonathan Dunne

Original title: Terrestrial Intelligence
Original languages: Various


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Life and Adventures of Shed Number XII, the (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Victor Pelevin
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Morenga (1978) [Novel]
      Author: Uwe Timm
     Summer in Baden-Baden (1981) [Novel]
      Author: Leonid Tsypkin
     Rings of Saturn, the (1995) [Novel]
      Author: W. G. Sebald
     Museum of Unconditional Surrender, the (1996) [Novel]
      Author: Dubravka Ugrešić

Edition #1: Terrestrial Intelligence

Terrestrial Intelligence (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Barbara Epler
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Manifested in:

Terrestrial Intelligence (April 27, 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 9780811216500
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.1 x 1.4 in
Pages: 256

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