Monday, December 29, 2008

Best Literature in Translation 0f 2008

Early in December, Chad Post announced on the Three Percent website the 2008 Best Translated Book of the Year Fiction Longlist (see link on the left). Kepler's is featuring a selection of those amazing titles, including the Taker and other Stories, by Rubem Fonseca (translated from the Portuguese by Clifford Landers (Open Letter) and 2666, by Roberto Bolano, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Reading is like thinking, like praying, like talking to a friend, like expressing your ideas, like listening to other people's ideas, like listening to music (oh yes), like looking at the view, like taking a walk on the beach."
      from 2666, by Roberto Bolano