Monthly Archives: September 2013

Found in Translation

As I’ve said previously, I’m trying to make a proper effort to read more books in translation – my aim is for roughly half of what I read to originate somewhere else. I’ve been thinking a lot about translation as … Continue reading

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The Cult of Nostalgia by Bruce Bruschi

The Cult of Nostalgia is the story of Carly, her Uncle Edward, and Edward’s time in 1920s Paris hanging out with literary giants. In San Francisco in 2003, Carly thinks her boyfriend, Simon, is about to propose when she sees … Continue reading

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Eating well, tastily and cheap

I moved house last week. I’m hoping it’ll help speed my recovery up a bit because, for various reasons, the last place was just making me worse. Alas, this comes at a price, and means I’m on a much tighter … Continue reading

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The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke

The Mussel Feast is German classic – a set text in schools there, but this year is the first time it has been translated into English. It’s about a family (a mother, a son and a daughter) waiting for the … Continue reading

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