V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
The Rebel, the Heart and the Liar
When the Doves Disappeared
Nuanced characters enrich this lush story of human connection between a willfully ignorant woman and her Nazi lover.
V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015
Comte de Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror
A bizarre, profane classic of Surrealism is resurrected in Ian Wolff’s Lit Oblivion.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Reel It In …
Characters shine in this novel about a small Italian town and the fishing, biking and music that drive its inhabitants.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
New books from Haruki Murakami (Japan) and Wu Ming-Yi (China) give realism a magical touch.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
By Means of Red and Green
How Chile Came to New Mexico / Comó llegó el chile a Nuevo México
Gorgeous painted illustrations and a translation rendered in authentic New Mexico Spanish enrich this myth-like tale from Rudolfo Anaya.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
The mind-bending imagination of Felisberto Hernández’ Lands of Memory
Lit Oblivion rescues literary gems from history’s dust-heap. This month, find out why you should read Felisberto Hernández, a Uruguayan author who influenced Gabriel García Márquez and Roberto Bolaño.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Letters, Lovers and Time Travel
The Light and the Dark
Shiskin is considered that country’s greatest living novelist. The Light and the Dark may not be as long as some of the Russian classics, but it is as large in its scope. It’s by turns engaging, confusing and erudite.
V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.
V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
The Malvinas Strike Back
Just pages into Argentinian author Carlos Gamerro’s sprawling, genre-bending novel The Islands, we meet one of the most chilling and repulsive characters in contemporary literature.