Works in Translation Book Club

Join host and Malaprop's bookseller Justin Souther to discuss writers -- and their literature -- in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. Meets the last Thursday of every month.

Heartsnatcher Cover Image
By Boris Vian, Stanley Chapman (Translator), Raymond Queneau (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781564782991
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - October 3rd, 2003

Heartsnatcher - November 2018 Selection


Epitaph of a Small Winner (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Machado de Assis, William L. Grossman (Translator), Susan Sontag (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374531232
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 29th, 2008

Epitaph of a Small Winner - October 2018 Selection


Outlaws Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781620403273
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 9th, 2016

Outlaws - September 2018 Selection


The Years Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609807870
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Published: Seven Stories Press - November 21st, 2017

The Years - August 2018 Selection


For Bread Alone Cover Image
By Mohamed Choukri, Paul Bowles (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781846590108
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Published: Telegram Books - April 1st, 2007

For Bread Alone - July 2018 Selection


The Stone Building and Other Places Cover Image
By Asli Erdogan, Sevinc Turkkan (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872867505
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Published: City Lights Books - December 26th, 2017

The Stone Building and Other Places - June 2018 Selection


Translation as Transhumance Cover Image
By Mireille Gansel, Ros Schwartz (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781558614444
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Published: Feminist Press - November 14th, 2017

Translation as Transhumance - May 2018 Selection


Omon Ra Cover Image
By Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811213646
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - February 17th, 1998

Omon Ra - April 2018 Selection


Iraq + 100: The First Anthology of Science Fiction to Have Emerged from Iraq Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250161321
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Published: Tor Books - September 12th, 2017

Iraq+100 - March 2018 Selection


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The Door (Nyrb Classics) Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translator), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
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Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

The Door - February 2018 Selection


The Book of Chameleons Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781416573517
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 17th, 2008

The Book of Chameleons - January 2018 Selection


The Piano Teacher Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780802144614
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2009

The Piano Teacher - December 2017 Selection


If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156439619
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Published: Mariner Books - October 20th, 1982

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - November 2017 Selection


Kassandra and the Wolf Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781566567718
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Published: Clockroot Books - October 1st, 2009

Kassandra and the Wolf - October 2017 Selection


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Target in the Night Cover Image
By Ricardo Piglia, Sergio Waisman (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920169
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - November 10th, 2015

Target in the Night - September 2017 Selection


His Excellency (Galician Classics #7) Cover Image
By Carlos Casares, Jacob Rogers (Translator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9789543840670
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Published: Small Stations Press - May 25th, 2017

His Excellency - August 2017 Selection


The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780312420604
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - January 1st, 2002

The Adversary - July 2017 Selection


Other Russias Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780997031843
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Published: n+1 Books - March 7th, 2017

Other Russias - June 2017 Selection


The Ministry of Pain: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060825850
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 27th, 2007

The Ministry of Pain - May 2017 Selection


The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780156340403
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Published: Mariner Books - October 28th, 1985

The Futurological Congress - April 2017 Selection


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Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781931520058
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Published: Small Beer Press - August 1st, 2003

Kalpa Imperial - March 2017 Selection


The Invisibility Cloak Cover Image
By Ge Fei, Canaan Morse (Translator)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781681370200
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Published: New York Review of Books - October 11th, 2016

The Invisibility Cloak - February 2017 Selection


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Senselessness Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811217071
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 1st, 2008

Senselessness - January 2017 Selection


To Each His Own (New York Review Books Classics) Cover Image
By Leonardo Sciascia, W. S. Di Piero (Introduction by), Adrienne Foulke (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780940322523
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Published: New York Review of Books - October 31st, 2000

To Each His Own - December 2016 Selection


The Mongolian Conspiracy Cover Image
By Rafael Bernal, Katherine Silver (Translator), Francisco Goldman (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811220668
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 25th, 2013

The Mongolian Conspircay - November 2016 Selection


Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312425845
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Published: Picador USA - April 18th, 2006

Voices from Chernobyl - October 2016 Selection


Arvida (Biblioasis International Translation #15) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781771960427
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Published: Biblioasis - December 1st, 2015

Arvida - September 2016 Selection


Innocence; Or, Murder on Steep Street Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616956455
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Published: Soho Crime - March 15th, 2016

Innocence - August 2016 Selection


War, So Much War Cover Image
By Merce Rodoreda, Martha Tennent (Translator), Maruxa Relano (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781940953229
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Published: Open Letter - November 10th, 2015

War, So Much War - July 2016 Selection


The Box Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375726514
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2001

The Box Man - June 2016 Selection


Our Lady of the Nile Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780914671039
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Published: Archipelago Books - September 16th, 2014

Our Lady of the Nile - May 2016 Selection


Man Tiger Cover Image
By Eka Kurniawan, Benedict Anderson (Introduction by), Labodalih Sembiring (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781781688595
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Published: Verso - September 15th, 2015

Man Tiger - April 2016 Selection


The Islanders Cover Image
By Pascal Garnier, Emily Boyce (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908313720
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Published: Gallic Books - June 9th, 2015

The Islanders - March 2016 Selection


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The Story of My Teeth Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

The Story of My Teeth - February 2016 Selection


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Nazi Literature in the Americas Cover Image
By Roberto Bolano, Chris Andrews (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811217941
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 29th, 2009

January 2016 Selection


Self-Portrait in Green Cover Image
By Marie Ndiaye, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781931883399
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 11th, 2014

November 2015 Selection


The Lost Daughter Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933372426
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Published: Europa Editions - March 1st, 2008

October 2015 Selection


Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age Cover Image
By Bohumil Hrabal, Adam Thirlwell (Introduction by), Michael Heim (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590173770
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Published: New York Review of Books - May 3rd, 2011

September 2015 Selection


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Granma Nineteen and the Soviet's Secret (Biblioasis International Translation #12) Cover Image
By Ondjaki, Stephen Henighan (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781927428658
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Published: Biblioasis - June 10th, 2014

August 2015 Selection


The Hour of the Star Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Translator), Colm Tib-N (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811219495
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - November 9th, 2011

July 2015 Selection


Bullfight (Pushkin Collection) Cover Image
By Yasushi Inoue, Michael Emmerich (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781782270003
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Published: Pushkin Collection - December 10th, 2013

June 2015 Selection


Visitation (New Directions Paperbook) Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811218351
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 30th, 2010

May 2015 Selection


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Killing the Second Dog Cover Image
By Marek Hlasko, Tomasz Mirkowicz (Translator), Lesley Chamberlain (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781939931115
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Published: New Vessel Press - March 2nd, 2014

April 2015 Selection


The Corpse Washer (Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780300205640
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Published: Yale University Press - July 29th, 2014

March 2015 Selection


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Faces in the Crowd Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566893541
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Published: Coffee House Press - May 13th, 2014

February 2015 Selection


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Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307950758
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013

January 2015 Selection


How I Became a Nun Cover Image
By Cesar Aira, Chris Andrews (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811216319
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - February 28th, 2007

November 2014 Selection


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Definitely Maybe: A Manuscript Discovered Under Strange Circumstances Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781612192819
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Melville House Publishing - February 4th, 2014

October 2014 Selection


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The Possibility of an Island (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Michel Houellebecq, Gavin Bowd (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307275219
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

September 2014 Selection


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Severina (Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
By Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Chris Andrews (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780300196092
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Published: Yale University Press - February 25th, 2014

August 2014 Selection


City of Angels: Or, the Overcoat of Dr. Freud Cover Image
By Christa Wolf, Damion Searls (Translator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374534295
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 18th, 2014

July 2014 Selection