15 Must-Read Translated Books From the Past 5 YearsIf ever there was a time to read books from different cultures and time periods, this is it. We have so much information and so many stories from around the world available to us, and yet so often we myself included end up reading books about ourselves, more or less. The books below were published at least 50 years ago so nothing after The book descriptions come from publisher copy. Antigone by Sophocles , translated by E.
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August is Women in Translation Month! I was blown away by this collection of dark, macabre short stories set in contemporary Argentina. They are stories of ghosts, disappearances, violence, inequality, and more, and I promise that you will be haunted by them. Argentina, translated from the Spanish. Her champagne gothic worlds are seething with quiet violence—and unforgettable. Told through the eyes of an anonymous lesbian narrator nicknamed Lazi, this cult classic is a postmodern pastiche of diaries, vignettes, mash notes, aphorisms, exegesis, and satire by an incisive prose stylist and major countercultural figure…a poignant masterpiece of social defiance by a singular voice in contemporary Chinese literature. The Core of the Sun is a wildly inventive, smart, and wickedly funny dystopian novel set in an alternate Republic of Finland.
Aug 23, August is Women in Translation Month! To celebrate I've collected 50 must-read books by women in translation from all over the world. Vanna passes as an eloi with her blonde locks and good looks but is fiercely intelligent. storyteller extraordinaire, a Scheherazade of our time, and above all a modern.
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There are many who would name the Bible as the most translated book of all time and technically they would be correct — according to some historians and experts. An incredible achievement as it was only launched in Not many would choose a document published by the United Nations as one of the most translated pieces of work of all time. It has reached almost all parts of the globe, is now available in languages, and there are plans for this number to increase. The most popular work of fiction in the world, in terms of the number of languages it has been translated into, the literary wonder has been read across the world in over languages. It was first published in and was once voted the most important book in 20 th century French literature.