Category Archives: World Literature

**Books translated from the original language to English**

Buzz- Upcoming release

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…I may have arrived without an invitation but I work just like the rest of you do, I pay the same taxes as the rest of you do, and most importantly my boss, or rather, my … Continue reading

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A Lucky Day – Carlos J. Server (Author), Annie Crawford (Translator)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) Sainte Marie D’Azur, a small village of 712 inhabitants in the French Riviera was considered to be the “luckiest” town in Europe by the media. The winning ticket of the EuroMillions lottery, the largest prize offered … Continue reading

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a jarful of moonlight-Nazanin Mirsadeghi

(Reviewed by Jeyran Main) A jarful of moonlight is a collection of inspirational poems about love, hope, pain, grief, self-discovery and empowerment. The love poems are written with many exemplars and it is like a story. They are divided into … Continue reading

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Motherland Hotel – Yusuf Atilgan, (Translated from the Turkish by Fred Stark)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “She was in the painting on the wall…It had gotten stiff again and he ran his fingers through the short hairs at the root. “Almost as big as the rest of you.” at tall woman, under … Continue reading

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Sins And Lovers – Michael Benjamin

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Everybody pretends to be a crusader and yet lines his own pocket. “ Yes, that seems to be the norm.  We see it everywhere, and it’s no exception with this particular Israeli mental hospital. Fraudulent activity flourishes between … Continue reading

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Eve Out of Her Ruins – Ananda Devi (translated from the French by Jeffrey Zuckerman)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “Night makes its way into our bodies and refuses to leave. Night and our hormones gone wild. We boys are bundles of frustration. We start following girls to the shuttered factory that devoured our mothers’ dreams. … Continue reading

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Men – Marie Darrieussecq (Translated from the French by Penny Hueston)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “…waiting began again, waiting as a chronic disease. A sticky fever, a torpor. And, between the times she saw him, the reinfections, she slowly immersed herself in the paradox that she was waiting for a man … Continue reading

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules- Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

(Reviewed by Pat Luboff) If I needed to sum up this book in one word, it would be “delightful!” The setting is a retirement home in Sweden. The main characters are five elderly residents in their 70s and 80s. They … Continue reading

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Outsider in Amsterdam (Amsterdam Cops) – Janwillem Van De Wetering

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “ “Papuans…He saw the wild men from the early ages who once populated the swamp that, now, today, was called Holland.” Today in 1970’s Amsterdam, most have learned about these people from the Dutch colony of … Continue reading

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The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction – M. A. Orthofer

(Reviewed by J.D. Jung) As an aficionado of contemporary world fiction, I’m always on a quest to discover more works translated into English. The internet is a great resource, but I spend too much time desperately trying to find authors … Continue reading

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