Raúl Zurita: INRI

Raúl Zurita's INRI is a powerful volume of poetry that makes the sea, mountains, rivers, deserts, and fields of Chile a tomb for the disappeared of Pinochet's reign. The sky is the tombstone. It's a stunning book, coming to us now in a translation from the Spanish by William Rowe.

By |2019-01-17T22:52:39+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews, Raúl Zurita|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Andrés Barba: Such Small Hands

The starting point for this strange little novel by Spanish novelist Andrés Barba was a ghastly game in a Brazilian orphanage in the 1960s. Trevor takes a look at Barba's Such Small Hands, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman.

By |2017-08-25T11:44:08+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Andrés Barba, Book Reviews|Tags: , , |1 Comment

César Aira: The Little Buddhist Monk

New Directions has just released a new book containing two new-to-English novellas by the great César Aira: The Little Buddhist Monk and The Proof, each translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. In this post, Trevor writes about The Little Buddhist Monk, which he considers to be one of the best Aira novellas in years.

By |2017-08-04T15:55:47+00:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: Book Reviews, César Aira|Tags: , , |5 Comments

László Krasznahorkai: The Last Wolf and Herman: The Game Warden & The Death of a Craft

Trevor reviews László Krasznahorkai's The Last Wolf, translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes, and Herman: The Game Warden & The Death of a Craft, translated from the Hungarian by John Batki, recently published by New Direction in a lovely double-sided volume.

By |2018-02-20T16:17:13+00:00November 16th, 2016|Categories: Book Reviews, László Krasznahorkai|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments