V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
The Rebel, the Heart and the Liar
Review by Renée Chavez
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
By Ian Wolff
A bizarre, profane classic of Surrealism is resurrected in Ian Wolff’s Lit Oblivion.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Reel It In …
Review by Mark Lopez
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
By Lisa Barrow
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
Review by Lisa Barrow
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
By Ian Wolff [ Wed Apr 23 2014 4:11 PM ]
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
Review by Kathy Freise
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
Review by Leo P. Neufeld
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
Review by Christopher C. Guider
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.
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
Found in Translation
Review by Suzanne Buck
Spain's Great Untranslated
Spain’s Great Untranslated is a new anthology that deals with issues as disparate as terrorism, love, grief and addiction, styles range from the darkly comic to the starkly tragic.
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