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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #1: Serbian

Globetrotter by David Albahari.
Translated from the Serbian by Ellen Elias-Bursać.

I highly recommend this book and have posted a very brief review


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #2: Korean

The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi.
Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #3: Hungarian

Please Sir! by Frigyes Karinthy.
Translated from the Hungarian by István Farkas


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #4: Spanish

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves.


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #5: Russian

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
Translated from the Russian by Anna Summers.


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from Russian!

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett


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Jessica Quirk | 1 comments Could anyone recommend a good beginner book I can read in German? Danke schön 🙏🏼


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Russian!

Final Meeting: Selected Poetry of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova
Translated from the Russian by Andrey Kneller


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #6: Montenegrin

The Son by Andrej Nikolaidis
Translated from the Montenegrin by Will Firth


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #7: Swedish

German Autumn by Stig Dagerman
Translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Russian.

Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated from the Russian by Mirra Ginsburg


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Spanish.

Palm Trees in the Snow by Luz Gabás
Translated from the Spanish by Noel Hughes


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #8: French

Her Father's Daughter by Marie Sizun
Translated from the French by Adriana Hunter


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Russian.

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.
Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #9: Portuguese

The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Sila
Translated from the Portuguese by Jethro Soutar


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Korean

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun
Translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #10: Arabic

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #11: Bulgarian

East in Eden by Izabela Shopova
Translated from the Bulgarian by Christopher Buxton


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #12: Bengali

I Remember Abbu by Humayun Azad
Translated from the Bengali by Arunuva Sinha


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the French

I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached
Translated from the French by Edward Gauvin


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Russian

The Big Green Tent by Lyudmila Ulitskaya. Translated from the Russian by Bela Shayevich


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #13: Polish

Nobody Leaves Ryszard Kapuściński
Translated from the Polish by William Brand


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #14: Italian

Pereira Declares: A Testimony - Antonio Tabucchi.
Translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #15: Georgian

A Man Was Going Down the Road by Otar Chiladze
Translated from the Georgian by Donald Rayfield


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Italian

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the French:

The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the French:

Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie
Translated from the French by Helge Dascher


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #16: German

Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig
Translated from the German by Anthea Bell


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Jovan (iovan) | 173 comments Cheryl wrote: "Language #5: Russian

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Recently I Have read short story "Queen Lear" from her in translation to Serbian. It is not bad, and I am currently reading "MAgellan and FoucHe" by Zweig which is much better.



message 31: by Cheryl (last edited Aug 21, 2019 05:19PM) (new)

Cheryl | 886 comments Jovan wrote: "Cheryl wrote: "Language #5: Russian

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Recently I Have read short story "Queen Lear" from..."



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Cheryl | 886 comments Cheryl wrote: "Jovan wrote: "Cheryl wrote: "Language #5: Russian

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

Recently I Have read short story "Qu..."


Hello Jovan
I read 'Beware of Pity' by Zweig recently and loved it!


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Jovan (iovan) | 173 comments I will check it out, because I have his entire works in 6 books left from mine late grandfather.
Few zears ago I have read "Maria Stewart" from Zweig and it is truly a goodread. Enjoy the summer.


message 34: by Cheryl (last edited Aug 22, 2019 03:16AM) (new)

Cheryl | 886 comments Jovan wrote: "I will check it out, because I have his entire works in 6 books left from mine late grandfather.
Few zears ago I have read "Maria Stewart" from Zweig and it is truly a goodread. Enjoy the summer."


Thanks Jovan! I will check out some other books by Zweig.

Enjoy the Summer too!


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #17 Maltese

Children Come By Ship. A Novel from Malta by Oliver Friggieri
Translated from the Maltese by Marina Lowell


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #18 Albanian

The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorpsi
Translated from the Albanian by Robert Elsie and Janice Mathie-Heck


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Spanish:

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Spanish:

Chronicle of San Gabriel by Julio Ramón Ribeyro
Translated from the Spanish by John Penuel


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #19 Finnish

The Healer by Antti Tuomainen
Translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #20 Icelandic

Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #21 Chinese

Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin
Translated from the Chinese by Bonnie Huie


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Chinese:

The Borrowed by Chan Ho-Kei
Translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tiang


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #22 Romanian

Nostalgia by Mircea Cărtărescu
Translated from the Romanian by Julian Semilian


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Spanish:

Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean


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Cheryl | 886 comments Croatian-Bosnian-Serbian - I'm not going to count this a new language as I have already listed Serbian.

The Culture of Lies: Antipolitical Essays by Dubravka Ugrešić
Translated from the Croatian-Bosnian-Serbian* by Celia Hawkesworth

* The name of the language as suggested by the author.


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Jovan (iovan) | 173 comments You are right about that , especially since Bosnian isn‚t a nation and not even close to distinctive language. Main differenties among Serbian nad Croatian are placement of comas and othr puncuation signs, to make a joke as I know it first hand.
It is like Arizona, Manitoba nad Iowa should proclaimed its nationality and subsequently own language or the other way around.


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Portuguese

Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto
Translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Russian

Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg


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Cheryl | 886 comments Another book translated from the Russian

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Translated from the Russian by H. T. Willetts


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Cheryl | 886 comments Language #23 Norwegian

The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas
Translated from the Norwegian by Elizabeth Rokkan


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