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Lispector, Clarice

Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector

I totally forgot that August was WITmonth or Women in Translation Month, but I did actually read the right books. I read Lispector’s Hour of the Star, and I just finished Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Clarice Lispector seems to be the go-to author for women in translation books. This is my […]

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Mishima, Yukio

The Temple of Dawn – Yukio Mishima

The Temple of Dawn is book #3 in The Sea of Fertility tetralogy. My review for book #1 Spring Snow here and book #2 Runaway Horses here. If you have not read the first two, warning there will be possible spoilers. So my relationship with Mishima’s epic has been long and slow going, as I […]

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Pinter, Harold

No Man’s Land – Harold Pinter, and the 2016 London Play

  I read this play for the 2016 London play starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. It seemed a very good timing to read this script by Harold Pinter – a Nobel prize winner in literature in 2005, and tick him off my Nobel project. I never heard of Pinter prior to hearing about the […]

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Tezuka, Osamu

Buddha by Osamu Tezuka (Vol 1: Kapilavastu)

Buddha is an 8-volume manga by Osamu Tezuka. Tezuka is best known as the creator of Astro Boy, which I never watched or read, but I knew Tezuka has also produced some more grownup manga, like Buddha. This is my first time reading his work, as I noticed the big volumes readily available at the […]

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Jansson, Tove

The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

I knew about Tove Jansson only in the recent years, after I moved to Europe, from her beloved series Moomin. I didn’t grow up with Moomin, but fell in love immediately with the white hippo looking characters. Today I have a Moomin soft toy, Moomin shirt, and Moomin postcards stuck on my bookshelf 🙂 – all without having read […]

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Soyinka, Wole

Death and the King’s Horseman – Wole Soyinka

  Death and the King’s Horseman is a play by Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian and the first African to be honored the Nobel Prize in Literature. The play was published 1975, and Soyinka won the prize in 1986. I was reading this together with my GR book group. It also adds nicely to my Nobel […]

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Chang, Eileen

Lust, Caution – Eileen Chang

I watched Lust, Caution the movie at the end of 2013. It was so good that shortly afterwards I was rushing to buy and read the short story it is based on. The story is more compact than the movie — Ang Lee took the liberty to add a few details, but the story is […]