Strawberries

With this translation, Beals introduces English-language readers to a sui generis early twentieth-century Swiss writer. Her sad and haunted voice is like no other—harsh and delicate; acrid and violet-scented.… More

Manhattan Tropics

Manhattan Tropics is the first novel of the Puerto Rican mass-migration to New York City, offering a panorama of mid-century life in El Barrio. Maney's translation deftly captures the… More

Chistopol Notebook

Though Tarkovsky is one of Russia's greatest poets of the twentieth century—on the ranks with Mandelstam, Akhmatova, and Brodsky—he remains little-known in the West. Philip Metres's and Dimitri Psurtsev's… More

The Kites

Set in Normandy during the Occupation, The Kites is a love story that draws on Gary's own experience of World War II. Published shortly before Gary's suicide, in 1980,… More

Lamentations of a Coconut Tree

This short story from the 2014 Neustadt Prize-winner was published after years of civil war following independence from Portugal in 1975 and is a chronicle of Mozambique's rebirth. Becker… More

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