The OF Blog: Time for eine kleine nachtbookporn...or something

Friday, February 15, 2013

Time for eine kleine nachtbookporn...or something

Two more Library of America editions, bringing my total to 107 out of around 230 volumes published so far.

The Holt book is fairly good so far, 40 pages in, and the Kiernan I will hopefully be reviewing sometime in March, when it'll be available in stores.

Serbian writer Zoran Živković's latest two books, The Five Wonders of the Danube and Find Me.  I imagine UK editions will be later this year or next.  Sent to me by the author to help me with learning Serbian.  Many thanks still for this!

Trafalgar I hope to review in the next few days, followed by The Best of All Possible Worlds when I finish reading it.

An Ace Double (a story by Brian Stableford is on the other side) and Yoko Ogawa's excellent collection, Revenge, released in US translation last month.

Two new SF/Horror anthologies that I plan on reading in the next month or so.

I bought the Terron after K.J. Bishop mentioned it to me and it is excellent.  Review in the near future.  Curious about El carnaval, even though it's now Lent. ;)

No, I'm not reading Atxaga in the original Basque.  One language that I probably will never learn to read fluently!

Two interesting French titles, including one by Andre Gide.

Petronius' most famous work (in Latin) and a Dumas that I haven't read (in French)
Franklin Library leatherbound edition of Jean Stafford's Collected Stories.

 Hope these titles tease, entice, and titillate those of you suffering from a Valentine's Day hangover.  I'll be busy...I have to be fingerprinted twice tomorrow.  Not complaining, though.


John said...

Looking forward to your review of Trafalgar.

Also,are these new Zivkovic books ?Are the english translations of both a sure thing ?

Lsrry said...

Review should be up later today/tonight (in-progress).

Yes, those are new (2011, 2012) books. As for the translations, they usually are first published in Serbia, then in the UK/US. I've had my copy of the translation of The Five Wonders of the Danube, for example, for just over a year now.

Hélène said...

Les faux monnayeurs - an interesting novel, with a very modern structure for the time. I remember it confused me a bit; at the time, I was not used to such complex patterns. As a bildungsroman, it felt somehow unsteady (well, I felt unsteady!). It was years before I could appreciate it (meanwhile, I had read lots of other novels, of all kinds, and I better understood what it did as a novel).

Lsrry said...

It might be a while before I get around to reading it (starting later today, I begin the first of likely two jobs that will occupy my afternoons and evenings), but I'll keep that in mind.

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