Saturday, 7 January 2017

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks: My 2017 List
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52 Books – 52 Writers

- completed reviews in alphabetical order by author's name -
  1. Ilse Aichinger: The Greater Hope (1948; previously translated into English as Herod's Children), original German title: Die größere Hoffnung
  2. Ariyoshi Sawako: The River Ki (1959), original Japanese title: 紀ノ川
  3. Miguel Ángel Asturias: The Green Pope (1954), original Spanish title: El papa verde
  4. Paul Auster: 4 3 2 1 (2017)
  5. Mariama : So Long a Letter (1980), original French title: Une si longue lettre
  6. Ingeborg Bachmann: Letters to Felician (1946/1991), original German title: Briefe an Felician
  7. Bánffy Miklós: They Were Counted (1934), original Hungarian title: Megszámláltattál
  8. Anna Banti: Artemisia (1947), original Italian title: Artemisia
  9. Thomas Bernhard: Old Masters (1985), original German title: Alte Meister
  10. Heinrich Böll: Billiards at Half Past Nine (1959), original German title: Billiard um halb zehn
  11. Agatha Christie Mallowan: Star Over Bethlehem (1965)
  12. Alfred Döblin: Berlin Alexanderplatz (1925), original German title: Berlin Alexanderplatz
  13. Laura Esquivel: Like Water for Chocolate (1989), original Spanish title: Como agua para chocolate
  14. Mary McNeil Fenollosa: The Dragon Painter (1906)
  15. Lion Feuchtwanger: This is the Hour (1951), original German title: Goya oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis
  16. Katie Flynn: No Silver Spoon (1999)
  17. Dario Fo: The Pope's Daughter (2014), original Italian title: La figlia del papa 
  18. Romain Gary: The Roots of Heaven (1956), original French title: Les racines du ciel
  19. William Golding: Darkness Visible (1979)
  20. Maxim Gorky: The Artamonov Business (1925), original Russian title: Дело Артамоновых
  21. Jay Griffiths: A Love Letter from a Stray Moon (2011) 
  22. Paula Grogger: The Door in the Grimming (1926), original German title: Das Grimmingtor
  23. Sabine Gruber: Roman Elegy (2011), original German title Stillbach oder Die Sehnsucht
  24. Maja Haderlap: Angel of Oblvion (2011), original German title: Engel des Vergessens
  25. Elisabeth Hickey: The Painted Kiss (2005)
  26. Christopher Isherwood: A Meeting by the River (1967) 
  27. Kazuo Ishiguro: The Artist of the Floating World (1986) 
  28. Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)
  29. Miljenko Jergović: The Walnut Mansion (2003), original Croatian title: Dvori od oraha
  30. Kakuta Mitsuyo: Woman on the Other Shore (2004), original Japanese title: 対岸の彼女
  31. Else Lasker-Schüler: My Heart (1912), original German title: Mein Herz
  32. Clarice Lispector: Água Viva (1973; also translated into English as The Stream of Life), original Brazilian Portuguese title: Água viva
  33. Lu Xun: The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China (1923-1935), original Chinese titles of the combined collections: 吶喊 (1923), 彷徨 (1925) and 故事新編 (1935)
  34. Ana María Matute: Celebration in the Northwest (1952), original Spanish title: Fiesta al noroeste
  35. Margaret Mazzantini: Twice Born (2008), original Italian title: Venuto al mondo
  36. Eva Menasse: Vienna (2005), original German title: Vienna
  37. Miyamoto Teru: Kinshu. Autumn Brocade (1982), original Japanese title: 錦繍
  38. Alberto Moravia: Boredom (1960), original Italian title: La noia
  39. V. S. Naipaul: A Bend in the River (1979)
  40. Natsume Sōseki: I Am a Cat (1905), original Japanese title: 吾輩は猫である
  41. Amos Oz: Black Box (1986), original Hebrew title: קופסה שחורה
  42. Arturo Pérez-Reverte: The Flanders Panel (1990), original Spanish title: La tabla de Flandes
  43. Julya Rabinowich: Splithead (2008), original German title: Spaltkopf
  44. Judith Schalansky: The Giraffe's Neck (2011), original German title: Der Hals der Giraffe
  45. Clemens J. Setz: Indigo (2012), original German title: Indigo
  46. Claude Simon: The Trolley (2001), original French title: Le tramway
  47. Irving Stone: Lust for Life (1934)
  48. Patrick Süskind: The Pigeon (1987), original German title: Die Taube
  49. Sumii Sué: The River with No Bridge (Volume I: 1961), original Japanese title: 橋のない川
  50. Marcelle Tinayre: To Arms! (1915; also translated into English as Sacrifice), original French title: La Veillée des armes. Le départ; Août 1914 
  51. Miguel Torga: Grape Harvest (1945), original Portuguese title: Vindima
  52. Regina Ullmann: Country Road (1921), original German title: Die Landstraße


  1. I loved The Painted Kiss! I await your reviews!

    1. The Painted Kiss wasn't a bad read, but I don't go into raptures about it. Living in Austria I may be too close to the real world of Klimt.


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