By Title

Omer Pasha Latas by Ivo Andrić

Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure by Eli Clare

Questioning Minds: The Letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner, Volumes I and II

Save the Bathwater by Marina Carreira

Mixed Korean: Our Stories: An Anthology

Two-Step: a Boolean Comedrama by Jacques Jouet and Olivier Salon

The Geography of Rebels Trilogy by Maria Gabriela Llansol

False Calm by María Sonia Cristoff

Heretics by Leonardo Padura

Imaginary Lives by Marcel Schwob

Echo in Four Beats by Rita Banerjee

After the Winter by Guadalupe Nettel

The Kremlin Ball by Curzio Malaparte

Lala by Jacek Dehnel

Trick by Domenico Starnone

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

These Possible Lives by Fleur Jaeggy

The Slow Philosophy of J.M. Coetzee by Jan Wilm

Bang by Daniel Peña

The Endless Summer by Madame Nielsen

North Station by Bae Suah

Fragile Travellers by Jovanka Živanović

March 1917: The Red Wheel: Node III: Book 1 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Sacred Era by Yoshio Aramaki

Third Millennium Heart by Ursula Andkjær Olsen

A Long Curving Scar Where the Heart Should Be by Quintan Ana Wikswo

The Tongue of Adam by Abdelfattah Kilito

Belladonna by Daša Drndić

Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur: A Biographical Study by Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg

Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbig

Down Below by Leonora Carrington

The Invented Part by Rodrigo Fresán

Hemming Flames by Patricia Colleen Murphy

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Compass by Mathias Énard

Our Street by Sándor Tar

Movieola! by John Domini

Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga

Bright Magic: Stories by Alfred Döblin

Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson

Of Darkness by Josefine Klougart

A Greater Music and Recitation by Bae Suah

The Billy Collins Experience and Sleaze & Slander: New and Selected Comic Verse, 1995-2015 by A.M. Juster

A Separation by Katie Kitamura

You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin by Rachel Corbett

The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy by Paulina Chiziane

In Praise of Defeat by Abdellatif Laâbi

A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar

Vaseline Buddha by Jung Young Moon

Iza’s Ballad by Magda Szabó

Pieces of Soap by Stanley Elkin

Alice Iris Red Horse: Selected Poems by Yoshimasu Gozo

Martutene by Ramón Saizarbitoria

Colonel Lágrimas by Carlos Fonseca

The Invisibility Cloak by Ge Fei

Dance on the Volcano by Marie Vieux-Chauvet

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt

Dreams and Stones by Magdalena Tulli

A Terrace in Rome by Pascal Quignard

The Life-Writer and In Another Country: Selected Stories by David Constantine

The Devil Is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond by Sándor Jászberenyi

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt

Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure by Hideo Furukawa

The Lights of Pointe-Noire by Alain Mabanckou

Paris Vagabond by Jean-Paul Clébert

Newcomers by Lojze Kovačič

The Child Poet by Homero Aridjis

The Storyteller by Walter Benjamin

Zero K by Don DeLillo

Sophia by Michael Bible

Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens by László Krasznahorkai

Montauk by Max Frisch

Drowned and The Other Woman by Therese Bohman

Is that Kafka? by Reiner Stach

The Birth-mark and The Quarry by Susan Howe

Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue [2]

Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue [1]

Captivity by György Spiró

Hollow Heart by Viola di Grado

A General Theory of Oblivion by Jose Eduardo Agualusa

Industrial Oz: Ecopoems by Scott T. Starbuck

The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel

Mirrors on which dust has fallen by Jeff Bursey

Dinner by César Aira

The Physics of Sorrow by Georgi Gospodinov

Rock, Paper, Scissors by Naja Marie Aidt

Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

Counternarratives by John Keene

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

Nowhere to Be Found by Bae Suah

Confession of the Lioness by Mia Couto

Fairy Tales by Robert Walser

A Brief History of Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas

Life Embitters by Josep Pla

A Legacy by Sybille Bedford

The Country Road by Regina Ullmann

The Fall of Language in the Age of English by Minae Mizumura

Another View: Tracing the Foreign in Literary Translation by Eduard Stoklosinski

B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal by J.C. Hallman

On Being Blue by William H. Gass

‘SSES”‘SSES”“SSEY’ by Chaulky White

Breathturn Into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry by Paul Celan

[[there.]] by Lance Olsen

Mr Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn by Alessandro Baricco

The Walls of Delhi by Uday Prakash

The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim and a Life in Translation

The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck

Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli

Loitering: New and Collected Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio

Memory Theatre by Simon Critchley

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

Trieste by Daša Drndić

The Tree With No Name by Drago Jančar

Kjell Askildsen, Selected Stories

Berlin Now by Peter Schneider

Paris by Marcos Giralt Torrente

10:04 by Ben Lerner

Theories of Forgetting by Lance Olsen

Why Literary Periods Mattered by Ted Underwood

Trans-Atlantyk by Witold Gombrowicz

Accepting the Disaster by Joshua Mehigan

Bullfight by Yasushi Inoue

Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones

Storm Still by Peter Handke

A Treatise on Shelling Beans by Wiesław Myśliwski

The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson, edited by Marta Werner and Jen Bervin

The Mehlis Report by Rabee Jaber

The Fiddler of Driskill Hill by David Middleton

The Fata Morgana Books by Jonathan Littell

Novelty: A History of the New by Michael North

The Guy Davenport Reader

[SIC] by Davis Schneiderman

Life and Times of Mr. S by Vivek Narayanan

Blinding Volume I: The Left Wing by Mircea Cărtărescu

Damnation by Janice Lee

Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books by Claudia Roth Pierpont

Ancient History: A Paraphase by Joseph McElroy

Cannonball by Joseph McElroy

The African Shore by Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Uncollected Poems by R.S. Thomas

My Poems Won’t Change the World: Selected Poems by Patrizia Cavalli

Rimbaud the Son by Pierre Michon

The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The Kraus Project by Jonathan Franzen

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Forest of a Thousand Daemons by D.O. Fagunwa

Poems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara

The Hall of Uselessness by Simon Leys

Hawthorn & Child by Keith Ridgway

Apostoloff by Sibylle Lewitscharoff

The No World Concerto by A.G. Porta

Those Whom I Would Like to Meet Again by Giedra Radvilaviciute

Bad Machine by George Szirtes

what purpose did i serve in your life by Marie Calloway

The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico García Lorca Ascends to Hell by Carlos Rojas

Let the Dark Flower Blossom by Norah Labiner

Miguel Hernández: Selected and Translated by Don Share

Even Now: Poems by Hugo Claus

Zibaldone by Giacomo Leopardi

All That Is by James Salter

Birds of the Air by David Yezzi

The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim

Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk

A Map of Tulsa by Benjamin Lytal

Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic by Mario Santiago Papasquiaro

A Brief History of Yes by Micheline Aharonian Marcom

The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker

The Bridge Over the Neroch and Other Works by Leonid Tsypkin

Prosperous Friends by Christine Schutt

Witness by Mario Benedetti

The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories by Nikolai Leskov

Middle C by William H. Gass

The Field Is Lethal by Suzanne Doppelt

70% Acrylic 30% Wool by Viola di Grado

Promising Young Women by Suzanne Scalon

The Available World by Ander Monson

The Whispering Muse by Sjón

Wolf and Pilot by Farrah Field

The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht

Kind One by Laird Hunt

Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra

Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck

Futility by William Gerhardie

First Person Sorrowful by Ko Un

Percussion Grenade by Joyelle McSweeney

The Eleven by Pierre Michon

Ten Sentences From Speedboat by Renata Adler

The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte

Fra Keeler by Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

J. M. Coetzee, A Life in Writing by J. C. Kannemeyer

David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview

Kin by Dror Burstein

It Is All Golgotha: Three Novels by Jacques Chessex

Yingelishi and Grotto Heaven by Jonathan Stalling

Bewilderment by David Ferry

Bonus Articles

From Personae by Sergio De La Pava

Readers of The Quarterly Conversation need no introduction to Sergio De La Pava, author of A Naked Singularity. Our review of the book helped bring this self-published title to prominence, where reader after reader has attested to its high quality. De La Pava has written a second book, titled Personae and to be available soon on Amazon. (It currently can be ordered here from Xlibris.) We present to you the first eight pages in hopes that this second novel will not be as unfairly overlooked by publishing at large as the first.

The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy

To what extent is prose the medium that best allows Cormac McCarthy's particular talents to manifest? To what extent do his skills as an author depend upon setting down words on a page in order to coax out a distinct voice that mediates dialogue, character, and story with its own idiosyncratic ruminations? These questions seem speculative, I admit, but they must be asked because they haunt McCarthy's latest book from the first page to the very last. That book is The Sunset Limited, a verbatim reproduction of the script for a stage play McCarthy wrote in 2006—verbatim except for the addition of a cryptic subtitle, A Novel in Dramatic Form, with which it distinguishes itself from the stage play by making an issue of its own novelistic capacity for prosaic meditation.

Stella by Siegfried Lenz

Lenz, a partirarch of Gruppe 47, emerged with Hans Werner Richter, Ilse Aichinger, Günter Grass, and Heinrich Böll, along with other artists, out of war and collective shellshock. Gruppe 47 envisioned a new future for Germany, one that confronted the horrors of atrocity with compunction, responsibility, and reparations. Lenz's latest novel takes place perhaps twenty years after World War II, although this can only be derived from context. In a similar manner, we assume by the maturity of the prose that the narrator, Christian, writes from an advanced age, reminiscing about a formative relationship he had as an 18-year-old, when he fell in love with his 25-year-old English teacher, Stella. Their student-teacher flirtation evolves to sharing the past. She tells him, "My father was a radio operator in a bomber, his plane was shot down on its first raid, his companions died in the crash but he survived . . . so that's how I became an English teacher." She and Christian grow closer, in part, through literature, communicating by Faulkner, Twain, and Orwell.

There’s Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night by Cao Naiqian

The presence of this distinctive architecture alerts the reader to the fact that Cao Naiqian's collection of linked stories, There's Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night, is set in the same hardscrabble region of rural North China where the Communist Revolution had its roots. (The book's able translator, John Balcom, refers to this book as a novel, but it could just as well be seen as a collection of stories.) Born the same year as the People's Republic, 1949, and a veteran police officer, Cao Naiqian belongs to a generation that was raised on Maoist ideology and revolutionary thinking, so there is something rather sly about his portrayal of the peasants of the village called Wen Clan Caves.

Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, Edited by Marc Falkoff

It seems that more than ever Hölderlin’s question is in urgent need of a response. What can the purpose of poetry be in a world as barbarous and brutal as ours? Perhaps it can be our most contemporary aesthetic and poets our true contemporaries, especially if we conceive of “contemporaries,” following Giorgio Agamben, as those who look actively and with purpose into the dark in order to see what must be seen. Considering the cruelties of the age we live in, the anthology Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, published in 2007, is remarkable for a variety of reasons, the least of which is the fact of its existence.

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