Tag Archives: Elizabeth Yearsley

Take me to the Pity Party! Anke Stelling’s “Higher Ground,” Translated from German by Lucy Jones

Resi’s written reactions to her circumstances eventually reveal that her chaotic and humorous take on motherhood is a vehicle for her to obsessively explain and justify the catastrophic falling out she had with her group of closest friends.

“I’d like to believe you”: Peter Stamm’s “The Sweet Indifference of the World,” Translated from German by Michael Hofmann

Both Stamm and Hoffmann have earned the right to be self-congratulatory — The Sweet Indifference is virtuosic.