Slovenia

Construction sites, hero worship, and trombone duets feature in this selection of four Slovenian artworks.

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The Three-Arched Bridge

A monk tells a cautionary tale of construction and sacrifice in this unsettling novel by Ismail Kadare.

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Do You Love Me?

People and things gradually fade away for reasons unknown in this curious short story by Peter Carey.

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Turkey

Television monitors, gravediggers, and mathematics feature in this selection of four Turkish artworks.

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Intertextuality

Famous figures and dancing robots feature in this trio of artworks related to the word 'Intertextuality'.

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If on a winter's night

Stories are cut short and readers are dragged into the action in this beguiling novel by Italo Calvino.

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Alias Grace

A Victorian media sensation convicted of murder tells her story in this historical novel by Margaret Atwood.

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Wonderland

A narcissistic doctor understands brain surgery but not people in this visceral novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

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The Shipping News

A dysfunctional family relocates to the craggy expanse of a Canadian island in this novel by Annie Proulx.

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A quartet of blue hues sweeps over the viewer in this sunny, deceptively simple painting by Etel Adnan.

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Play It as It Lays

A woman attempts to escape from ennui by taking to the freeway in this blistering novel by Joan Didion.

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Nigeria

Swaddled sons, village customs, and civil protest feature in this selection of four Nigerian artworks.

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Orfeo

An elderly composer becomes a fugitive suspected of bioterrorism in this lively novel by Richard Powers.

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Mexico

Murals, miscommunication, and plutocrats feature in this selection of four Mexican artworks.

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The Sea

An ageing narrator revisits a coastal village from his childhood in this melancholic novel by John Banville.

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Portugal

Siren calls, doubting deities, and the Carnation Revolution feature in this selection of four Portuguese artworks.

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