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Friday Pick: Sandor Jaszberenyi’s “The Devil is a Black Dog”

  The Devil is a Black Dog A novel by Sándor Jászberényi Translated from the Hungarian by M. Henderson Ellis New Europe Books ...
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Sandor Jaszberenyi: SOMEWHERE ON THE BORDER

“I should have been a killer,” said Marwan. “I’d have been a good one, don’t you think?” “No, I don’t think you’d have been a good one. You’re too sensitive.” “This is true. But I should have at least given it a try.”

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Sandor Jaszberenyi: THE MAJESTIC CLOUDS

Unbelievably majestic clouds suspended in the sky, dirty and black, darkening at the center. Clouds unlike those seen in the skies of Europe. Their sudden appearance signals that the rainy season has come to the Sudanese frontier.

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Sandor Jaszberenyi: THE DEVIL IS A BLACK DOG

“What brings you here, Abdul Muhyee” asked my host. “And where is your clan?” “The devil has come to the hills,” said the boy. That was the first time I heard about the black dog.

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M. Henderson Ellis

  KEEPING BEDLAM AT BAY IN THE PRAGUE CAFÉ (an excerpt) Not long ago, John Shirting--quiet young Chicagoan, wizard of self-medication--held down a beloved...

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Sandor Jaszberenyi: PROFESSIONAL KILLERS

One shot: that’s what he meant by ‘clean.’ He went on to say that if we killed something (as he was sure we would), we shouldn't play with the dead body afterwards. If we kill, we should do it quickly and precisely. We must respect anything that has a heart.

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