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Lost in Translation Challenge: 2009


January 1 - December 31, 2009

I've had a personal, perpetual Reading Across Borders challenge going for a couple of years now, and I plan to continue in 2009.  So it was really a no-brainer to sign up for the Lost in Translation challenge hosted by Frances from Nonsuch Book.  The challenge is to read six (6) books in translation. Frances has created a dedicated page for this challenge here.  My goal is to read ten (10) books in translation in 2009, and I'm hoping they are all by authors from countries I haven't "visited" yet (look here for a map and list of all countries visited).  I'm going to build my reading list as I go, rather than committing to titles now.  But here's a start (links go to reviews):

  1. Czech - The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera
  2. Guyana - The Ventriloquist's Tale, by Pauline Melville
  3. Venezuela - Iphegenia, by Teresa de la Parra
  4. Uruguay - The Shipyard, by Juan Carlos Onetti


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Dec. 10th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
3m said:
I love reading in translation, so there was no question I was going to join this one. I've had The Unbearable Lightness of Being on my tbr for awhile now. Maybe I'll get to it as well this year.

I'll look forward to your reviews.

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