Category Archives: Forthcoming Translations

Forthcoming: Abel and Cain by Gregor von Rezzori

New York Review Books is going to publish Gregor von Rezzori’s novelistic diptych in all its toxic splendour. Joachim Neugroschel’s 1985 translation of the massive, controversial The Death of My Brother Abel (Der Tod meines Bruders Abel) has been revised by Marshall Yarborough for … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: The Rehearsals by Vladimir Sharov

In 1656, at the behest of Patriarch Nikon of Moscow, the building of a life-size replica of Jerusalem began on the bank of the river Istra. The trees were cut down and tonnes of additional earth brought in to fashion … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Geography of Rebels Trilogy by Maria Gabriela Llansol

Poetic and hermetic, unlike anything else you’re going to read for the remainder of the year, Audrey Young’s forthcoming translation of Maria Gabriela Llansol’s trilogy is a true gift to the English-speaking connoisseurs of meditative erudite prose. The three texts … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Radiant Terminus by Antoine Volodine

Antoine Volodine’s radioactive phantasmagoria, in which futuristic communism is intertwined with the magic of East Slavic oral traditions, is forthcoming from Open Letter Books in Jeffrey Zuckerman’s translation. You might remember that I mentioned this novel among the most notable … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Antagony by Luis Goytisolo

One of the next year’s most significant literary events is the publication of Brendan Riley’s translation of Book I of Luis Goytisolo’s massive tetralogy Antagony (Antagonía), which will be coming out in four volumes from Dalkey Archive Press. Here is what Mario Vargas Llosa … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Between Dog and Wolf by Sasha Sokolov

I thought it would never happen. No, there was no way Sasha Sokolov’s most impenetrable novel would be translated. Reading  Between Dog and Wolf  back in the 1990s made me reconsider the presumptuous notion that I “knew” the Russian language. Even with the … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Complete Translation of The Last Days of Mankind

If there is one thing that I passionately hate it is abridged translation. In my book, a work which is not fully translated is the same as untranslated. Colour me idealist, perfectionist,  utopist or whatever you please. If we are not talking … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: A Room by Youval Shimoni

While I’m trying to write a review of perhaps the most ambitious and insane untranslated novel of the last century, let me introduce to you another spectacular novel, which luckily for many, has been translated into English and is due … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Captivity ( Fogság) by György Spiró

Thanks to the labour of the indefatigable Tim Wilkinson, this autumn we will finally gain access to an important work by yet another representative of Hungarian letters who has all the chances to become a household name among the readers … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Numero Zero, English translation of Eco’s latest novel

Finally, there is some information available on the English translation of Umberto Eco’s new novel. The US edition will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on November 3, 2015. The UK publisher Harvill Secker will release the book two days later. Judging by … Continue reading

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