Literature from around The World
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Author:  Matty G [ Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:28 pm ]
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Hi everyone.

My name's Matt and I am a Yr 12 Extension English student currently living in Sydney, Australia. I wanted to reach out to this forum because as part of a class task I am trying to broaden my knowledge of texts beyond that of American and British writers and read texts from author's that reside in other parts of the world. I would like to ask as fellow reading enthusiasts if any of you have come across English translated texts from parts of the world such as Africa, Asia, South America or Eastern Europe bordering on Russia, that you could recommend to me to read? Any texts are appreciated so please don't hold back.

Thanks so much,


Author:  rchapman1tewantin [ Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:53 pm ]
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Hi Matt, nice to chat with another Aussie (I'm in Qld but worked in Sydney for many years). I interview a different guest author each week on my website and I know Gabriela Azevedo published her book Ask My Ashes in Portuguese and English.

Author:  KindaSkolarly [ Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:07 pm ]
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I don't read many translations, but Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes to mind. One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Autumn of the Patriarch stood out. The Gregory Rebassa translations. The English is very lyrical.

I read a couple of novels by Heinrich Boll that I liked. The Train Was on Time stood out. Hold on... ... mp;f=false

That passage about Bach has always stuck in my mind. Surprised I was able to pull it up in a search.

Yukio Mishima's Sea of Fertility tetralogy is amazing.

Author:  vizitelly [ Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:51 am ]
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Hi Matt, I'm also new to this site. I live in the UK. I think I'd start by saying that Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a novel that gives a very sharp view on life in Africa. I think Milan Kundera is good writer to start with when looking at Eastern European writers, and Borges is an astonishing Argentinian writer - full of imagination, drollery and erudition.

Author:  MainAlice [ Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 am ]
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Hello! Welcome to the forum.
As an option, I can recommend to check out freelancer's sites for writers, they sometimes publish their translations there.

Author:  Karlamaria [ Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:48 am ]
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Pay your attention to here You can always find a lot of interesting things about all that relates to literature and humanitarian issues.

Author:  sulki [ Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:58 pm ]
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no better way to get to know a country as by reading its myths and fairy-tales. i read maori myths, korean myths, chinese and japanease myths and legens (no links, because i didn't manage to find them). i loved african folk tales and finnish fol tales.
for the non-mythology, i would suggest white shroud and, of course jules vernes is always good. his world view might not seem so amazing with all the technological advancements, but given that he was born just when the industrial revolution was happening, it's quite impressive.

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