New writing from the east side of the old Berlin Wall makes the west look complacent
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco (Harvill Secker, £20)
From Germany to Germany by Günter Grass (Harvill Secker, £14.99)
Parallel Stories by Péter Nádas (Jonathan Cape, £35)
On the Road to Babadag by Andrzej Stasiuk (Harvill Secker, £14.99)
In the last two decades, the European literary landscape has been redrawn. The rush of most former communist states to join the European Union has rehabilitated a European consciousness that no longer comes to a dead end east of Potsdamer Platz and south of the Karawanken…
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