These instances abound: life imitating art, while art reflects back images of life.
This is Laferrière’s own take on the cataclysmic effects of the quake, both political and psychological.
Homero Aridjis’s angels have not fallen, but the world has.
Love is grasped at but never secured. Each person is exhausted, weary, and alone.
Has South Africa found its modern voice of the people, its cutting-edge bard of the townships?
History, for Gelman, is something both deeply personal and inherently communal, just as poetry can be both politically charged and aesthetically refined
Although Lia, Ana Clara, and Lorena can’t help thinking uncharitable things about one another from time to time, when they’re together, their connection is electric.
The mystery is only the vehicle by which Stein delivers a Kafkaesque tale that constantly toys with memory, truth, and identity.
This syntax hypnotically weaves its way into the mind of the reader, hunkers down, and only later bites.
How can you convince anyone of the truth when the only evidence you have is your word?
"Persecution," the title of Alessandro Piperno’s scorchingly ambitious second novel, is not a straightforward label for the catastrophe that befalls the protagonist, Leo Pontecorvo.
These crisscrossing lives and unsteady unions caught between Europe and Africa beg the question: Who is escaping, and who has arrived?
An unusual meld of history, biography, and fiction, "The Neruda Case" conveys with great acuity how it’s not just the famous who are subject to others’ unrealistic projections.
Few monsters have weathered the years with greater aplomb.
"The Planets" considers the impact of friendship—and its loss—in cosmic terms.
In the world of "Satantango," everything is caught up in an infernal dance.
Poetry charts a circular path to freedom for Chinese political activist and writer Liu Xiaobo.
Laurent Binet took an unusual gamble when composing his debut novel "HHhH," a unique blend of WWII history, personal memoir and postmodern experimentation.
Part physicist and part naturalist, Romanian poet Nichita Stănescu was always a consonant lyricist.
"Traveler of the Century" is a novel of collisions: of intellectual idealism and cruel reality; of originals and translations; of complacency and unrest
"We Are All Equally Far From Love" is hypnotically visceral in its accrual of mundane details
Yet, it is not homosexuality or an Islamic culture that torments the narrator of "An Arab Melancholia"; rather, love is the tyrant in this brief, emotional saga.
If a man comes knocking at your door to steal your magic goldfish, what do you do?
A retired general is found dead in central Kiev—hanged, apparently, from a giant Coca-Cola advertising balloon.
Hardly anything about this book seems to have aged, least of all the narrator herself, who is perfectly preserved somewhere along the road to adolescence.
Sendker tells the story of an incorruptible love, forged by two kindred spirits, set against the rustic yet lushly exotic backdrop of Southeast Asia
Christian Delius confirms his facility with experimental form and skillfully creates a varied and textured experience for the reader
What is it that we do, really, when we write? And why can’t a fish be embalmed to look like it’s playing a tiny piano?
To the members of the Letter Killers Club, letters of the alphabet are the prison cells of concepts, and they need to be destroyed.
Sitting in any of the rooms that is each poem in "Approaching You In English" you’ll notice a tear in the ceiling; none of these poems are sealed shut
"Always Coca-Cola" comes off as a work of searing intensity that powerfully conjures the atmosphere of contemporary Beirut.