Reviews and Blog Posts: translations

The savage detectives

by Roberto Bola~no

Reviewer Rating:
4

A wonderful adventure throughout the world following two young writers, Ulises Lima and Arturo Belano (alter egos of Roberto Bolaño and Mario Santiago Papasquiaro), through the eyes of their acquaintances, friends, lovers, and enemies as they strive to establish the literary movement "visceral realism" and search for the mysterious Mexican poet,...

Plaza Voices: Found in Translation

Cover of Isabel Allende's novel "Zorro"

Take a moment to think about your all-time-favorite, can't-do-without book... chances are fairly high that whatever book you came up with was originally written in a language other than English. While it is often debated exactly how much meaning is lost in translation, I know that I am grateful to be able to experience the works of authors like Dostoevsky and Tolstoy without knowing a word of Russian (other than "Niet").

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