by Hana Stankova

The Woman Back from Moscow: In Pursuit of Beauty – Ha Jin


Yomei remains an adherent of the Stanislavskian method she learns in Russia. . . . Jin’s novel is, in many ways, an attempt to apply this principle to fiction.

Open Heart – Elvira Lindo


What Lindo offers is not necessarily “forgiveness”—for her father, or for anyone else—but rather the privilege of being faithfully and thoroughly observed.