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  • A Hand Full of Water

    by Tzveta Sofronieva $16.00
    Poetry from White Pine Press
    Translated from German

    “Tzveta Sofronieva’s poetry sparkles, not in her native Bulgarian, but in German; like her compatriot Bulgarian Julia Kristeva, she changed tongues to reach a wider world. Her A Hand Full of Water is the most compelling volume in German verse since the work of Ingeborg Bachman and Hans Magnus Enzensberger.” — Willis Barnstone

  • A Peaceful Color From the Silence

    by Gulnar Ali Balata $17.00
    Poetry from Červená Barva Press
    Translated from Kurdish

    “Gulnar Ali Balata’s fourth volume of poetry… is an intimate gift by a mature poet infused with love for her tattered homeland of Iraqi Kurdistan. Her pen ripples with sparkling rivers and her expectant heart wrings with sadness as she infuses her poems in shooting stars and sweet dew, as ‘tears braid Fate’s threads… shoulder / the coffin of [her] childhood.'” — Molly Lynn Watt

  • Alberta and Jacob

    by Cora Sandel $12.65
    Fiction from Peter Owen Publishers
    Translated from Norwegian

    Combining mastery of style and characterization with brilliant descriptive writing, this powerful story of a young woman’s rebellion is universally regarded as one of the greatest novels to come from Scandinavia, and is without doubt one of the greatest bildungsromans ever written.

  • Average Neuroses

    by Marianne Koluda Hansen $15.00
    Poetry from Spuyten Duyvil
    Translated from Danish

    “The whole blooming and exasperating world is here in Hansen’s delightfully associative poems… Hansen’s voice is full of wit, longing, irony (both personal and political), and tender detail about the absurdity of being human…”  – Patrick Donnelly

  • Beyond Elsewhere

    by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac $16.00
    Poetry from White Pine Press
    Translated from French

    Beyond Elsewhere, a verse narrative that speaks of exile, is the odyssey of a soul in search of the absolute, the epiphany of being in love that represents a moment in eternity, at once of distress and salvation, a beacon on one’s path.

  • Bilbao – New York – Bilbao

    by Kirmen Uribe $12.56
    Fiction from Seren Books
    Translated from Spanish

    Bilbao–New York–Bilbao takes place during a flight to New York and tells the story of journeys by three generations of the same family. The key to the book is Liborio’s fishing boat, the Dos Amigos: who are these two friends, and what is the nature of their friendship? Through letters, diaries, emails, poems and dictionaries, Kirmen creates a mosaic of memories and stories that combine to form a homage to a world that has almost disappeared, as well as a hymn to the continuity of life. It is also a reflection on the art of writing, and lies between life and fiction.

  • Bird, Blood, Snow

    by Cynan Jones $11.30
    Fiction from Seren Books

    Bird, Blood, Snow: New Stories from the Mabinogion

    “…a remarkably interesting interpretation of this legendary hero’s doing indeed” – The Bay Magazine

  • Breathing into Marble

    by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė $12.31
    Fiction from Noir Press
    Translated from Lithuanian

    Breathing into Marble is a dark and poetic story of love, family, deception and death.

    Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature

  • Calligraphy Lesson

    by Mikhail Shishkin $14.95
    Fiction from Deep Vellum Publishing
    Translated from Russian

    Calligraphy Lesson is the first English-language collection of short stories by Mikhail Shishkin, the most acclaimed contemporary author in Russia. Spanning his entire writing career, from his first published story, “Calligraphy Lesson,” which heralded an entirely new voice in post-Soviet Russian literature and won him Russia’s prestigious Debut Prize in 1993, to “Nabokov’s Inkblot,” written in 2013 for dramatic adaptation by a theater in Zurich. Shishkin is a master prose writer, a completely unique stylist, and heir to the greatest Russian writers, such as Tolstoy, Bunin, and Pasternak.

  • Captivity

    by György Spiró $14.99$29.99
    Fiction from Restless Books
    Translated from Hungarian

    A literary sensation, György Spiró’s Captivity is both a highly sophisticated historical novel and a gripping page-turner. Set in the tumultuous first century A.D., between the year of Christ’s death and the outbreak of the Jewish War, Captivity recounts the adventures of the feeble-bodied, bookish Uri, a young Roman Jew.

  • Daniel’s Beetles

    by Tony Bianchi $11.30
    Fiction from Seren Books
    Translated from Welsh

    Daniel’s Beetles is the author’s translation of his prizewinning novel, Pryfeta. Daniel is six. One afternoon, while playing with insects in the garden, he sees his father fall to his death. Is he upset? It’s difficult to say, because Daniel would prefer to attend to his beetles. Forty years later, he remembers nothing of the event. But two failed relationships and his elderly mother’s confusion  bring Daniel face-to-face with his demons. Then he meets Cerys and Dr Bruno and discovers a bold new way of regaining control over the past.

  • Demian

    by Hermann Hesse $12.49
    Fiction from Peter Owen Publishers
    Translated from German

    Published shortly after the First World War and before Siddharta and Steppenwolf, Demian marks a significant turning point in Hesse’s literary career. It is the first time Hermann Hesse used the novel overtly as a means to explore ideas of the self, the meaning and purpose of existence, as well as his own ideas and interpretations of theosophy and Eastern Philosophy. As such it is ranked among the finest of his works.

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