Tag Archives: Literature in Translation

Whispers From the Past: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind

Ruiz Zafón, Carlos. The Shadow of the Wind. 2001. Trans. Lucia Graves. Penguin, 2004. Ruiz Zafón’s novel is possibly the work I’ve enjoyed most so far this year, though I’m not exactly sure that “enjoy” is quite the appropriate verb. … Continue reading

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Confronting The Down Climb: Robert Seethaler’s A Whole Life

Seethaler, Robert. Trans. Charlotte Collins. A Whole Life. [Munich: Hanser Berlin, 2014] Toronto: Anansi, 2015. At only 149 pages, A Whole Life can hardly be classified as a novel. It is, however, a somewhat disturbing work covering as it does … Continue reading

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Catching the Drift: Orhan Pamuk’s Snow

Pamuk, Orhan. Snow. Trans. Maureen Freely. New York: Random-Vintage, 2005. I have to admit that until a friend/colleague/member of my reading group suggested that we should read this novel I had never encountered Pamuk before. By the time I had … Continue reading

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