Selections from Graveyard of Bitter Oranges: The Dead Children
This week, the Paris Review will be running a series of excerpts from Josef Winkler’s Graveyard of Bitter Oranges. Inspired by the author’s stay in Italy after leaving his native Carinthia, the novel was first published in 1990 by Suhrkamp Verlag and its English translation will be published by Contra Mundum Press in 2015.
Excerpts translated by Adrian West.
Paris Review (December 2013–Jan 2014):
“The Dead Children” (excerpt 1)
“The Blood of Saint Januarius” (excerpt 2)
“The Torch” (excerpt 3)
“The Bloody Boar” (excerpt 4)
“The Dead of Carinthia” (excerpt 5)