daniel balanescu / the art of dissimulation

Last of the Yiddish Poets: Ray Keenoy


Short pieces set in Spain, Italy, Ireland, Greece, the East End and Hungary are like love letters pasted onto the wall of European history. Along with the familiar Northern attraction to the sensuality and sunshine of the Mediterranean world his unusual (mixed Irish and Jewish) immigrant background has pushed him to question rather than romantically overlook the history of Europe’s seething populations and the struggles that have created a ruin in Ireland or an impoverished village in Spain.

60pp, C format paperback, card wrapper.
Illustrations by Daniel Balanescu.