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Satantango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Satantango

geo, July 31, 2012

Hooray! I'm the first customer to review Satantango!

Laszlo Krasznahorkai is one of the most creative, remarkable writers of our time. Written in 1985, just translated into English by the wonderful George Szirtes, this book is a masterpiece. Buy it now. Read it soon.

The first line should convince you:
One morning near the end of October not long before the first drops of the mercilessly long autumn rains began to fall on the cracked and saline soil on the western side of the estate (later the stinking yellow sea of mud would render footpaths impassable and put the town too beyond reach)m Futaki woke to hear bells.
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Varamo by Cesar Aira
Varamo

geo, July 31, 2012

In this very short book, Cesar Aira is totally entertaining. A low level bureaucrat, paid in counterfeit money, attempts a DIY taxidermy project of a fish playing a piano. Two kind Panamanian ladies radio instructions to golf club smugglers. An all-night writing frenzy begins as a non-fiction book, the subject of which the author knows nothing about, and ends up as a poetic masterpiece of Latin American poetry. A LOT of fun.
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Almost Never by Daniel Sada
Almost Never

geo, July 31, 2012

If a recommendation from Robert Bolano isn't enough to move you to read this, I certainly can't help. The great news is that the National Endowment for the Arts awarded the translator Katherine Silver a translation fellowship for three more works of contemporary fiction by this late Mexican writer Daniel Sada.
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Almost Never by Daniel Sada
Almost Never

geo, July 31, 2012

If a recommendation from Robert Bolano isn't enough to move you to read this, I certainly can't help. The great news is that the National Endowment for the Arts awarded the translator Katherine Silver a translation fellowship for three more works of contemporary fiction by this late Mexican writer Daniel Sada.
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From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjon
From the Mouth of the Whale

geo, June 30, 2012

An odd and extraordinary book. A poet and self-taught healer in 17th century Iceland is exiled to a remote island for blasphemy by the local officials. A mix of mythology, magic and the dawn of scientific inquiry. At times a bit bleak and grim, other times sentimental and charming. The translation by Victoria Cribb is a joy.
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