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A REFUGE FOR COMPLEXITY: Alessandro Baricco's 'The Young Bride' (La sposa giovane), translated into English by Ann Goldstein

Alessandro Baricco, The Young Bride, translated by Ann Goldstein (Europa Editions, 2016)

By Liliya Aleksandrova

Transparency would require full disclosure of the fact that Alessandro Baricco’s name is certain to appear towards the top in a list of my favourite writers. 1,832 more words

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A Review for Shiny - reinventing some Soviet authors!

If you’re a regular reader of the Ramblings, you’ll be aware of my love of every kind of Russian literature; and also of my great fondness from the marvellous Mikhail Bulgakov, author of “The Master and Margarita” amongst others. 91 more words

The Principle by Jerome ferrari

The Principle by Jerome Ferrari

French fiction

Original title – Le Principe

Translator – Howard Curtis

Source – review copy

Well from a new French writer to me yesterday with Pierre Senges to an old favourite of this blog Jerome Ferrari has had his two earlier books translated into English… 586 more words

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March Book of the Month: Ties by Domenico Starnone

The many fans of Elena Ferrante will be intrigued by March’s Book of the Month. At one point, Domenico Starnone, its author, was suspected by overzealous critics to actually be Elena Ferrante. 386 more words

2084 the end of the world by Boualem Sansal

2084 The end of the world by Boualem Sansal

Algerian fiction

Original title – 2084  La fin du Monde

Translator – Alison Anderson

Source -review copy… 606 more words

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Review: Maurizio de Giovanni - Viper

Daniela at Europa Editions has been kind enough to send me a few books by Maurizio de Giovanni to review which I’m finally getting around to.  295 more words

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'The Beach at Night' by Elena Ferrante (Review)

As promised in my recent post on Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter, it’s time to focus a little more on the role of the doll in the novel.  856 more words

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