Tag Archives: literature in translation

5 Questions with Carmen Boullosa

Today’s 5 Questions features one of Mexico’s leading novelists, Carmen Boullosa, whose work has been lauded on several continents. The late Roberto Bolaño has referred to Boullosa as “Mexico’s best woman writer.” She’s the author of 17 novels, her latest … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: The Penguin’s Song by Hassan Daoud

First published sixteen years ago in Lebanon, City Lights’ newest publication of translated literature is author Hassan Daoud’s novel The Penguin’s Song, here translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth. This Daoud’s fifth book to appear in English. Daoud grew up … Continue reading

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Explore Cuban Literature with 5 Titles from City Lights

As City Lights celebrates its 60th year as a publisher, we will spend 2015 exploring our tradition of cutting-edge fiction, poetry, memoirs, literary translations and books on vital social and political issues. *** In the wake of the Obama Administration’s … Continue reading

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The Scale of Maps by Belén Gopegui

Madrid based author Belén Gopegui‘s first novel The Scale of Maps was released in translation by City Lights in 2011 and has since been compared to the likes of Cervantes, Nabokov, and Borges. Recently a new wonderful review written by John … Continue reading

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New from City Lights Publishers: A Corner of the World by Mylene Fernández-Pintado

Marian is depressed. Her car keeps breaking down. Her job, in Havana as a professor of Spanish literature, is suffocating. She’s has no one, and nothing, that needs her—not even books: “They’ll stay alive even without dusting.” Ostensibly Marian doesn’t write either, and … Continue reading

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