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A nation with two languages but one soul that speaks passionately through its writers -- here is the guide to the modern literary scene covering circa 100 works that sum up the currents and corners of Welsh life from the 1920s to the present. This little book puts the lot at your fingertips, covering novels, short-story collections, poetry and drama written in or translated into English. In addition there is a a database of translated work, while each review is followed by an extract to give a flavour of the book. The Babel Guides are an expanding series of pocket reference works to whats available in English from the literatures of the world for a non-specialist audience. Essential for public and academic libraries, students and general readers who want to expand their literary horizons.
Part of the Babel series, this guide offers 150 original reviews of books available in English by leading Jewish writers. The book includes accessible, informative material on the European Jewish writers - Proust, Kafka, Primo Levi; the Yiddish author Shalom Aleichem; Londoner Israel Zangwill; American Jewish writers like Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Cynthia Ozick and Philip Roth; as well as the Brazilian Clarice Lispector, the Canadian Mordecai Richler, Israelis Amos Oz and nobel-winner S.Y. Agnon and 60 other international authors. Featuring new and old Jewish classics, the text includes an author database and a listing of fiction translated from Yiddish and Hebrew into English
The Babel guide has 100 original reviews of books by leading authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work and is followed by an excerpt as a taster, to let potential readers have an idea as to whether a work might suit them. Alongside big names of German literature such as Berholt Brecht, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, and Gunter Grass - are younger writers like Elfriede Jellinek, Thomas Bernhard, and Patrick Susskind. With the reviews comes a database of German fiction translated in the UK since 1950, with original titles and current prices. This is the fourth in a series of accessible guides to world fiction available in English translation, aimed at journalists, academics, teachers and the ordinary reader.
The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by over 100 authors from France, Quebec, North and West Africa, Belgium and Switzerland. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work and is followed by an excerpt as a taster. It introduces big names of French literature such as Sartre, Camus, Colette and Duras, and a collection of less familiar writers, such as Driss Chraibi and Madeline Bourdouxhe. It includes a database of French fiction translated in the UK since 1950, with original titles and current prices. This is the third in a series of accessible and illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation, aimed at journalists, academics, teachers and the ordinary reader. The reviews let potential readers have a idea as to whether a work might suit them.
The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by Portuguese, Brazilian and African (from Angola and Mozambique) authors available in English. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work, with an excerpt as a taster. Alongside names such as Portugal's Jose Saramago or Brazil's Jorge Amado, a collection of other books and authors are covered like the simpatica Clarice Lispector and 'mystery modernist' Fernando Pessoa. It includes a database of Portuguese fiction translated since 1945 with original titles and current prices. This is the second in a series of accessible, illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation. It is aimed at the general reader of fiction, travellers looking for background books, and students of European Studies, Latin American literature and culture and Portuguese and African literature, post-colonial literature and as a general literary reference.
The babel anthology presents new writing from around the world. The French collection issue includes seven never-before translated authors from France from lively independent publishers Allia and Attila in Paris and MLP in Normandy. New translations of five classic writers are included, alongside a whole section of contemporary British, Nigerian and American writers.
The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by Italian authors available in English. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work with an extract as a taster. It includes a database of Italian fiction translated into English since 1945 with original titles and current prices. This is the first in a series of illustrated guides, written in a lively and accessible style. It aims to provide potential readers with an idea of whether a book will suit their own tastes.
The Babel Guide to Hungarian Literature presents modern Hungarian literature that has been translated into English: novels, short story collections, poetry and drama. In addition to a database/bibliography at the end, many individual works are reviewed. Each review is followed by a brief extract to give a flavour of the book in question. The Babel Guides are a constantly expanding series of pocket reference books that introduce what is available in English translation from the literatures of the world. They are addressed to a non-specialized audience, with books for different tastes: from the avant-garde and experimental, to the family saga via historical romance and detective fiction. Essential for all public and academic libraries which encompass world literature.
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