Friday, March 14, 2014

Best Translated Book Award Longlist

Read six, loved three of those, didn't like three. Have one more in hand to read. Have easy access to six more. That leaves twelve that I might not see for months, if ever.

The ones I've read:

 Tirza by Arnon Grunberg - Liked it, 5 star liked it.
 The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal - One of my favorites- 5 star
 The Infatuations by Javier Marías - A real struggle
 A True Novel by Minae Mizumura -  Loved it! 5 star
 In the Night of Time by Antonio Muñoz Molina - Slogged through, not a favorite
 City of Angels, or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud by Christa Wolf  - Don't understand the fuss, just not my kind of thing

Next to read:
 My Struggle: Book Two by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Just got from library, haven't started it.

Available from local libraries:
 Horses of God by Mahi Binebine
 Textile by Orly Castel-Bloom
 The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
 Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
 Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky 
 The Whispering Muse by Sjó

If I want to read any of the rest, I'll have to beg, buy, or search libraries out of local system. Which are worth buying or tracking down? Maybe a couple will show up in local library now that they are on this longlist.

Blinding by Mircea Cărtărescu
Sleet by Stig Dagerman
Her Not All Her by Elfriede Jelinek
The African Shore by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Through the Night by Stig Sæterbakken
Commentary by Marcelle Sauvageot
Leg Over Leg Vol. 1 by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq
The Forbidden Kingdom by Jan Jacob Slauerhoff
The Devil’s Workshop by Jáchym Topol
The End of Love by Marcos Giralt Torrente
Red Grass by Boris Vian

1 comment:

  1. 'Blinding' would be my recommendation, but it is a very heavy read :)

    By the way, I've just posted on BTBA v IFFP if you're interested: