Category Archives: World Literature

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

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – Balli Kaur Jaswal

(Reviewed by Ishita RC) Everyone sees Nikki as the wayward daughter without any responsibility, but the truth is far from it. With visions of emancipating the women of the Sikh community she left behind as a self-important teenager, Nikki is … Continue reading

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Adua – Igiaba Scego (Translated from the Italian by Jamie Richards)

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “In Somalia I was a young girl who was full of dreams and wanted to see the world. In just a few months they’ve manipulated, abused, used, transformed me. It feels like years, not months, have … Continue reading

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Elle – Philippe Djian

(Reviewed by JD Jung) “It’s this other me coming out, though I fight it tooth and nail. It’s a me that invites confusion, flux, unexplored territories. I don’t know. I can’t screw open my head and take a look inside.” … Continue reading

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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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