Tag Archives: Open Letter Books

Out This Month: May

“The Person Who Saw Cetus” by Tang Fei, translated from the Chinese by S. Qiouyi Lu (Clarkesworld Magazine, May 1).         Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre, translated from the French by Kaiama L. Glover (Akashic Books, May 2) “Hadriana in All My Dreams, winner of the prestigious Prix Renaudot,

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Review: Frontier by Can Xue

translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping Open Letter Books March 14, 2017 470 pages   In a surreal/unreal place called “Pebble Town” live men, women, and children for whom such concepts as time and geographical location seem meaningless.  “Frontier”, then, is quite the appropriate title, given that this particular word conjures up images of

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Out This Month: February

The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria, translated by Ramon Glazov (Liveright, February 7) “Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut.In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create “the Library,” a space

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