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This is an anthology of contemporary Swiss literature to be translated into English. Almost one third of the texts are originals, published for the first time in any language. It includes both fiction and non-fiction texts which explore Switzerland's complex love-hate relationship with the United States, and a preface on the views of Max Frisch and Friedrich Durrenmatt, two of Switzerland's most prominent literary figures. Contributors: Etienne Barilier, Franco Beltrammetti, Peter Bichsel, Iso Camartin, Kuno Raeber, Jurg Federspiel, Christoph Geiser, Eugen Gomringer, Hanno Helbling, Urs Jaeggi, Hanna Johansen, Jurg Laederach, Hugo Loetscher, Herbert Meier, Adolf Muschg, Daniel Odier, Erica Pedretti, Romey Sabalius, Cornelius Schnauber, Flurin Spescha, Gene O. Stimpson, Yves Velan, Walter Vogt, Urs Widmer, Gertrud Wilker, and Uli Zingg. Co-published with the McMaster Colloquium on German Literature and Art.