A Little Chess Table, new from Jerzy Pilch

It was a sweltering August in the year 1962. I was ten years old, and I was at the apogee of all possibilities. After some dozen months of incessant soccer playing, I had become a consummate forward. In a thick journal with a green binding, which I had received for my birthday, I was writing […]

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Dear Reader, We bring you A Thousand Peaceful Cities, by Jerzy Pilch

Little Star was thrilled to encounter A Thousand Peaceful Cities, a mind-bending romp by Polish journalist and novelist Jerzy Pilch, miraculously translated by David Frick and published this month by Open Letter.  We here with pleasure offer a few choice morsels (with editorial emendations by ourselves). IN WHICH our hero’s father’s drinking companion, Mr. Traba, […]

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