These had been my favourite fictional works from this yr’s studying:
Mircea Cartarescu, Solenoid. About communist Romania, lengthy, profound, a significant work of fiction which may justifiably enter the pantheon.
Tezer Özlü, Chilly Nights of Childhood. A Turkish novella, initially printed in 1980, newly translated into English and the primary English-language e-book by her. Right here is extra on the creator. Solely 76 pp., may be learn in a single chunk.
Rebecca F. Kuang, Yellowface.
J.M. Coetzee, The Pole.
Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, new translation by Michael R. Katz. I’m on about p.200, to this point my favourite of the foremost translations.
Ovid, Metamorphosis, new translation by Stephanie McCarter. I’ve solely browsed this one, however count on it to be superb.
I’ll after all present an replace by the tip of the yr, if solely as a result of the brand new Ha Jin novel is coming quickly.
What would you all suggest?