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Latest Review: “The Odyssey” by Homer

The latest addition to our Reviews section is by Peter Constantine on the 2017 new translation of The Odyssey by Homer, published by W. W. Norton. Peter Constantine is a literary translator and editor specializing in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian literature, as well as literary translation from German, ...

Latest Review: “I Remember Nightfall” by Marosa di Giorgio

The latest addition to our Reviews section is a piece by Talia Franks on I remember Nightfall by Marosa di Giorgio, published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Talia is an M.A. Comparative Humanities student at Brandeis. She can also be found at her blog, Words-for-Sense. Here’s the beginning of her review: I Remember ...

Joyce y las gallinas

This review was originally published as a report on the book at New Spanish Books, and has been reprinted here with permission of the reviewer. The book was originally published in the Catalan by Anagrama as Joyce i les gallines. Anna Ballbona’s recent, highly praised, debut novel Joyce y las gallinas follows the ...

Latest Review: “Joyce y las gallinas” by Anna Ballbona

The latest addition to our Reviews section is by Brendan Riley on Joyce y las gallinas by Anna Ballbona, published by Anagrama. Brendan Riley is a translator from the Spanish, and also is a regular contributor of reports/reviews on Spanish-language titles for New Spanish Books. The following review is another one of those ...

Season's Greetings Review: "Lost in Translation" by Ella Frances Sanders

The latest addition to our Reviews section is a holiday pit-stop by Kaija Straumanis on Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders, published back in 2014 by Ten Speed Press, but making an appearance on Three Percent this year for some seasonal ...

The Size of the World

Three generations of men—a storyteller, his father and his son—encompass this book’s world. . . . it is a world of historical confusion, illusion, and hope of three generations of Belgraders. The first and last sentences of the first chapter of The Size of the World give the reader the characters, setting, and ...

Latest Review: “The Size of the World” by Branko Anđić

The latest addition to our Reviews section is a piece by Jaimie Lau on The Size of the World by Branko Anđić, published by Geopoetika. Here’s the beginning of Jaimie’s review: The first and last sentences of the first chapter of The Size of the World give the reader the characters, setting, and central metaphor of ...