Marguerite Duras11,99 € 11,15 €
Translated by Barbara Bray. This early novel, predating the acerbic compression of Duras’s final books, already explores the preoccupations — of loneliness, obsession, and the intricacies of real and imagined relationships — that haunt her later writings. For years, it was my CliffsNotes on the beauties, dangers, and perplexities of love.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez9,99 € 9,29 €
Translated by Gregory Rabassa. The first time I finished this novel, I stared at the wall for half an hour, unable to remember where I was — so powerful and all-absorbing is the alternate reality that García Márquez conjures, and that Rabassa magnificently conveys. This is in every way a dual masterpiece.
Scholastique Mukasonga12,99 € 12,08 €
Translated by Jordan Stump. Anyone who doesn’t believe simplicity can carry moral authority should read Mukasonga. Brief, unadorned, but redolent with the magic of truths uniquely seen and straightforwardly expressed in all their understated tragedy and irony, her books do what writing does at its best: they open another world and, compellingly, compassionately, invite us in.
Georges Perec10,99 € 10,22 €
Translated by Gilbert Adair. This dark, brilliant whodunit, “chock-full of plots and subplots, of trails in pursuit of trails,” mixing autobiographical anguish with linguistic occultation – and containing not a hint of our most common typographical sign, e – abounds in adroit adaptations and circumlocutions by both author and translator, and is an out-and-out thrill.
Ezra Pound22,99 €
As execrable in his politics as he was exquisite in his linguistic choices, Pound was a one-person graduate seminar in the art of translation: inventive, adventurous, cunning, wise, and sometimes off-the-wall. The Cathay poems in particular delicately meld Eastern and Western sensibilities, both “making it new” and showing how literature can lift us above even our worst selves.
Gilles Deleuze y Felix Guattari160,00 €
Translated by Brian Massumi. A complete mind-bender of a book. It rewired my brain.