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4.18
if, as roberto bolaño surmised in his speech accepting the prestigious premio rómulo gallegos prize (for the savage detectives), literature is indeed ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
4.02
on the dedication page of her landmark 1962 book, silent spring, rachel carson quoted humanitarian, biocentrist, and nobel peace prize winner albert s ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 26, 2013
 
Traveler of the Century
3.83
traveler of the century is an exquisite, dazzling work of fiction. its author, andrés neuman, is a young argentinian writer, born in 1977, whose relat ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 01, 2012
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.66
anyone that employs the phrase "a bird the color of feces" in their writing should be, for evermore, prohibited from publishing anything. i once hear ...more
Mar 2003
Nov 23, 2007
 
A Fighting Chance
4.22
that the daughter of an oklahoma telephone operator and a maintenance man would go on to become the first female senator of the commonwealth of massac ...more
Apr 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
All the Names
3.87
"You know the name you were given, you do not know the name that you have," reads the epigraph of All the Names, a gorgeously written and captivating ...more
Nov 2004
Nov 22, 2007
 
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
3.63
the first volume in jeff vandermeer's southern reach trilogy, annihilation (to be followed by authority and acceptance in may and september of this ye ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 28, 2014
 
The Unknown University
4.18
at long last. the late roberto bolaño envisaged himself a poet above all else. despite being accomplished as both a novelist and short story writer, b ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 13, 2013
 
Talking to Ourselves: A Novel
3.91
if you somehow managed to overlook the 2012 translation of andrés neuman's breathtaking traveler of the century (and woe betide all whom continue to d ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Conversations
4.03
the tenth work of césar aira's to be translated into english (each published by new directions), conversations (las conversaciones) is another slim no ...more
Apr 2014
Apr 13, 2014
 
Jerusalem
4.00
gonçalo tavares may very well be, in the coming months and years, the world's hottest literary sensation. born in 1970, the portuguese writer publishe ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
2013 will likely prove to be a very busy year for neil gaiman. with the publication of the ocean at the end of the lane (his first adult work since 20 ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 23, 2013
 
Maidenhair
3.97
wow. for as arduous as mikhail shishkin's maidenhair (Венерин Волос) may have been to get into through the first hundred pages, its symphonic rewards ...more
Mar 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
100 Love Sonnets
4.42
and to me she quoted him...

"no one else, love, will sleep in my dreams. you will go,
we will go together, over the waters of time.
no one else will trav
...more
Aug 2007
Nov 26, 2007
 
If on a winter's night a traveler
4.09
for those with an amorous affair with books, this may, perhaps, be the ultimate love letter to the reader. calvino's novel, or more precisely, his boo ...more
Apr 2004
Nov 22, 2007
 
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
3.50
authentic topophilia can never be satisfied with a diet of sunny villages. the most fascinating places are often also the most disturbing, entrapping
...more
Jul 2014
Jun 29, 2014
 
This is Not a Novel
4.06
the late david markson, even after his passing in 2010, will likely never achieve the wide acclaim he deserves. his experimental fiction couldn't poss ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 08, 2013
 
The Seamstress and the Wind
3.83
though most of césar aira's books tend to be slim affairs, they make up with inventiveness for whatever they may lack in length. the prolific argentin ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 14, 2011
 
The Elephant's Journey
3.58
shortly after he began writing the elephant’s journey in 2007, josé saramago was stricken with pneumonia and would conclude the year hospitalized in l ...more
Aug 2010
Aug 24, 2010
 
The Passion According to G.H.
4.15
published while in her early forties, the passion according to g.h. (a paixão segundo g.h.) is a mesmerizing, unsettling, and sometimes vertiginous wo ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
Severina
3.57
a slim, bibliocentric novella about a book proprietor and his infatuation with the elusive young woman who thieves his wares, severina is an enticing ...more
Dec 2013
Dec 23, 2013
 
The Dark
3.94
the third of sergio chejfec's works to appear in english translation, the dark (boca de lobo) is a rich, sometimes rueful rumination on a relationship ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
4.26
despite this not normally being my proverbial cup of tea, cheryl strayed's tiny beautiful things was profound, moving, and frequently devastating. i'm ...more
Jan 2014
Jan 26, 2014
 
The Complete Cosmicomics (Penguin Translated Texts)
4.24
collecting all of calvino's cosmicomics writings, the complete cosmicomics features 34 stories spanning some twenty years (or rather, billions, really ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 21, 2012
 
Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
3.99
genius. beauty. vision. composition. patience. space. color. leaf. stick. stone. life.
Dec 2007
May 17, 2008
 
What We Leave Behind
4.16
“Industrial civilization is incompatible with life. It is systematically destroying life on this planet, undercutting its very basis. This culture is, ...more
Apr 2009
Mar 14, 2009
 
The Empathy Exams: Essays
3.67
war is bigger news than a girl having mixed feelings about the way some guy fucked her and didn't call. but i don't believe in a finite economy of em
...more
May 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 
The Silence and the Roar
3.69
published in its original arabic some seven years before the syrian civil war began in 2011, the silence and the roar (al samt wal sakhab) is the firs ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 29, 2013
 
A Man: Klaus Klump
3.87
the world sometimes amputates the arms of men who are on the exterior side of the window. look at the world, the world's got a blade.
the first volum
...more
Apr 2014
Apr 11, 2014
 
Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic
4.35
in the infrarealist manifesto bolaño writes, "the true imagination is the one that dymanites, elucidates, injects emerald microbes into other imagina
...more
Sep 2013
Sep 30, 2013
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