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Only in the Meantime & Office Poems by Mario Benedetti
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sadly, so little of mario benedetti's writing is available in english translation. the uruguayan novelist, poet, playwright, and journalist was revered throughout the spanish-speaking world, yet remains criminally un(der)read in the u.s.

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A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe by Fernando Pessoa
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...I have in me all the dreams of the world.
Álvaro de Campos, “The Tobacco Shop”

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Snow and Shadow by Dorothy Tse
Snow and Shadow
by Dorothy Tse
read in April, 2015
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snow and shadow offers a baker's dozen of violent, sexual, surrealist short stories from hong kongese author dorothy tse. while these stories left me utterly unmoved (and mostly unimpressed), tse certainly has both a unique voice and narrative style. ...more
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Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt
Baboon
by Naja Marie Aidt
read in April, 2015
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the first work from danish poet and author naja marie aidt to appear in english translation, baboon (bavian) collects fifteen dark, yet memorable short stories. aidt's brief tales are terse yet fleshed out with characters enduring situations both str ...more
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Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga
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scholastique mukasonga's our lady of the nile (notre-dame du nil), set in a rwandan an all-girls catholic school, presages the genocidal horrors that were to follow a decade and a half later. with steadily increasing conflict and simmering racial ten ...more
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Letters from a Seducer by Hilda Hilst
Letters from a Seducer
by Hilda Hilst
read in April, 2015
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hilda hilst, brazilian novelist, poet, and playwright (and contemporary/friend of fellow writer clarice lispector), is well-deserving of a greater english audience. letters from a seducer (cartas de um sedutor) is part of a tetralogy (with the other ...more
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Rambling On by Bohumil Hrabal
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collecting nineteen stories (culled mostly from 1978's slavnosti sněženek [the snowdrop festival]), rambling on: an apprentice's guide to the gift of gab offers the late czech master in top form. set mostly in kersko, where hrabal lived for some time ...more
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1914 by Jean Echenoz
1914
by Jean Echenoz
read in March, 2015
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a slim world war i novel, jean echenoz's 1914 (14 in its original french) tells the fates of five young frenchmen as they're forced onto the front lines of the great war. while the narrative moves quickly - spanning the better part of two years - ech ...more
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Pushkin Hills by Sergei Dovlatov
Pushkin Hills
by Sergei Dovlatov
read in March, 2015
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sergei dovlatov's pushkin hills (Заповедник) - finally published in english translation some three decades after its completion - is an often hilarious, sometimes wistful, but always entertaining novel of vodka-fueled disintegration. autobiographical ...more
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