Author Archives: The Untranslated

The Garden of Seven Twilights (El Jardí dels Set Crepuscles) by Miquel de Palol

Miquel de Palol’s debut novel is essentially a huge storytelling machine whose design has been inspired by such familiar classics as The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, One Thousand and One Nights, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, and The 120 Days … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Group Read of Schattenfroh

Und was ist der Name des Baumes rechts von ihm? Wieder muss ich passen. Räderpfahl, daran die Geräderten aufgerichtet und zur Schau gestellt werden, sagt Vater. Dazu werden mit Flugblättern Leute aus nah und fern angelockt, zur Abschreckung, heißt es, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Illarion and the Dwarf (Илларион и Карлик) by Vladimir Gubin

Vladimir Gubin has remained in the history of Russian literature as the author of one work, which he kept reworking and polishing for 15 years, from 1981 to 1996. I’d like to start my review with two dismissals of this … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Reviews | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments