World Literature

Reviewed by: 

Orly Castel-Bloom is best known for her 1992 (2010 in English translation) dystopian darkly satirical post-modern science fiction novel Dolly City (also reviewed in NYJB), which has been i

Reviewed by: 

“Compass educates us, even as we marvel at its obscurity.”

Reviewed by: 

Tomoyuki Hoshino, born 1965, is one of Japan’s more compelling younger writers, but he remains virtually unknown abroad.

Reviewed by: 

Nobody does Kafkaesque quite like Franz Kafka.

Reviewed by: 

“I had a friend once. Indeed, at the time, I only had one friend. His names was Andrés and he lived in Paris and, much to my his delight, I travelled to that city to see him.

Reviewed by: 

“Free of Vikings, Björk, or enraptured paeans to volcanic landscapes and icy shores, The Outlaw presents Iceland as experienced by a troubled boy.

Reviewed by: 

“a psychological puzzle box that ultimately explores multiple levels of illicit passions.”

Reviewed by: 

“From Italy’s agricultural heartland, largely an autodidact, Walter Ferranini doubts the sincerity of claims for the dignity accorded labor by ideological spokesmen for the post-war communist regim

Reviewed by: 

Of all Mozart’s piano sonatas, No. 11, “Turkish March,” is the most unique. It’s also his best. And Mathias Énard seems to know why.

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

Nietzsche declared God was dead over a hundred years ago, but contemporary readers can’t get enough of religion.

Reviewed by: 

“[Lewinter’s] unique literary voice . . . is that of an obsessive, a philosopher, and a miniaturist.”

Reviewed by: 

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s (One Night, Markovitch) second novel Waking Lions starts as a moral drama in its first 14 chapters and becomes a suspenseful crime thriller in its final 11.

Reviewed by: 

“Listen up, Netanya baby! We’re gonna throw down the mother of all shows tonight . . . Yeah, open up that hook, table ten, set ’em free . . . there you go!”

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

Falling under the category of “man drops out of society and goes off to desert to find himself,” this short novel loses direction midway through.

Reviewed by: 

“There are mysteries men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.”

Reviewed by: 

This is an important book; a finely crafted and well-timed, cautionary tale for a world that seems to be slipping back rather than moving forward in how we view our fellow

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

“For Oz’s fans and liberal Zionist fiction readers Judas is a required text whose writing is its own reward.”

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

Combining an Icelandic sensibility enriched by nature with a cosmopolitan immersion into complexity, this narrative blends a journal with semi-(at least) autobiographical reflections.

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

a fable about ideological extremism under an avant-garde skin.”

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

In today’s Internet connected global culture literature is written by authors who do not necessarily reside in the countries of their birth and read by readers worldwide.

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

As the rare “lady doctor” at a small town clinic in Communist Hungary in 1960 and an ardent partisan who helped her father smuggle anti-Nazi pamphlets during World War Two, when she was a student,

Reviewed by: 

Originally published in 1966, with the first translation into English published in 1969, this latest edition of Silence has a foreword by Martin Scorsese who is soon to make “a major motio

Author(s):
Translator(s):
Reviewed by: 

Is a proclivity to violence and vengeance a gender and/or regional trait? Are the minds of men more than women and/or rural folk more than city dwellers predisposed to violent acts of revenge?

Reviewed by: 

Overly graphic sex scenes, frayed emotions, language in translation, meditations on man’s relationship with nature and the cities or town spaces most people live in, modern Spain, government corrup

Reviewed by: 

Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun is an award-winning internationally bestselling author who has been regularly shortlisted for the Nobel Prize, among others.

Pages