Review of: Remaining Relevant after Communism: The Role of the Writer in Eastern Europe

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Book Review


Published by The University of North Carolina in The Comparatist, Volume 31, May 2007, Pages 158-159.
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Murder in Byzantium might disappoint the real aficionados of detective fiction, at least those who like their thrillers light and simple. Kristeva’s novel is anything but that. Part academic novel, part psychoanalytical treaty on childhood scars, part historical novel on the Crusades, part travel narrative, part political essay on the state of the world today, part philosophical meditation on identity, this is a rich and...