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message 1: by Cheryl (last edited Dec 15, 2019 07:36AM) (new)

Cheryl | 861 comments I'm excited to participate in this challenge again in 2019!


This year I am going to maintain one thread for literature translated from Russian (my particular focus for 2019) and I will use the present thread for literature translated from all other languages.

Cheryl’s Translated Literature Genre Challenge 2019 - General

Goal 16 genres
Summary to date: 16 genres

Genres
Biography
Children's/Fairytales
✔ Classic fiction (>50 years old): Beware of Pity; Chronicle of San Gabriel; The Ice Palace
✔ Contemporary fiction: Globetrotter; The Son; The Ultimate Tragedy; Pereira Declares: A Testimony; Children Come By Ship. A Novel from Malta; Notes of a Crocodile; Nostalgia; Maya's Notebook
Fantasy;
✔ Folklore/Mythology: A Man Was Going Down the Road
✔ Graphic Novels/Manga/Comics: I Remember Beirut
✔ History (Non-fiction): German Autumn; Nobody Leaves
✔ Horror: Frankenstein in Baghdad; Fever Dream
✔ Humour: Please Sir!
✔ Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction: Palm Trees in the Snow; Her Father's Daughter; I Remember Abbu; My Brilliant Friend; The Last Brother
Memoir/Autobiography
✔ Mystery (Crime, Detective. Cozy, Noir, etc.): The Shadow of the Wind; Last Rituals; The Borrowed
✔ Non-fiction -Essays: The Culture of Lies: Antipolitical Essays
Poetry/Epics
Romance
✔ Science Fiction/Dystopia: The Healer
✔ Short Stories: The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea; The Country Where No One Ever Dies
✔ Thrillers/Suspense/Espionage: The Hole
✔ Travel Writing: East in Eden
✔ Wildcard (Any genre or sub-genre not mentioned): Magical Realism: Sleepwalking Land
✔ Young Adult/New Adult: Aya


message 2: by Cheryl (last edited Jan 04, 2019 06:33AM) (new)

Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #1

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

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


message 3: by Cheryl (last edited Jan 07, 2019 04:34PM) (new)

Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #2

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #3

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #4

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another contemporary fiction book in translation:

Contemporary fiction: The Son by Andrej Nikolaidis
Translated from the Montenegrin by Will Firth


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #5

History (non-fiction): German Autumn by Stig Dagerman
Translated from the Swedish by Robin Fulton


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #6

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another work of historical fiction:

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another contemporary fiction book in translation:

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #7

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #8

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


message 13: by Cheryl (last edited May 13, 2019 06:10PM) (new)

Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #9

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another work of historical fiction in translation:

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #10

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another history (non-fiction) book:

Nobody Leaves Ryszard Kapuściński
Translated from the Polish by William Brand


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another contemporary fiction book in translation:

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #11

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another historical fiction book in translation:

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another historical fiction book in translation:

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #12

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #13

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments No genres are listed for this book in Goodreads but, it's fiction, and it was first published in 2000, so I'll record it as contemporary fiction.

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another short story collection:

Short stories: 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 | 861 comments Another horror book in translation:

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another classic book in translation

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre # 14

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another mystery in translation

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another work of contemporary fiction in translation

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another mystery

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


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another work of contemporary fiction in translation

Contemporary fiction: Nostalgia by Mircea Cărtărescu
Translated from the Romanian by Julian Semilian


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another work of contemporary fiction in translation

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


message 33: by Cheryl (last edited Oct 24, 2019 02:24PM) (new)

Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #15 Non-fiction: Essays

Non-fiction: Essays: 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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Cheryl | 861 comments Genre #16 Wildcard: Magical Realism

Wildcard: Magical Realism: Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto
Translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw


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Cheryl | 861 comments Another classic:

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


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