New Translations in August
What Are the Blind Men Dreaming?
Trans. Julia Sanches & Ellen Elias-Bursac
Reflecting the horrors and historical significance of the Holocaust, three generations of women have birthed a unique perspective based on their personal reflections. From a mother’s personal diary to a granddaughter’s understanding as a survivor’s descendent, this novel from Brazil illustrates a spherical perspective of history and family.
Juan Pablo Villalobos
I’ll Sell You a Dog
Trans. Rosalind Harvey
And Other Stories
Famous for Mexico City’s “Gringo Dog” taco, the old man at the center of Villalobos’s I’ll Sell You a Dog was once living the high life as an aspiring artist. Years later, he traded his fame and self-confidence for self-pity, finding entertainment among his community of retirement home residents.
Trans. John Cullen
Other Press Publishing
Following a young architect’s journey to Munich, Blitz embodies a significant truth about love that people habitually disregard: a broken heart dismantles life. As a romantic tragicomedy, Blitz serves as a tale for lost souls of lovers while humorously critiquing male narcissism.
How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America
Trans. Jeffery Lawrence
According to Neuman, the understanding of world travel is composed mostly of what is “not seen” rather than what is experienced. Moving from place to place, Neuman writes as he investigates the cultural beauty of his personal travels. From one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers, How to Travel Without Seeing offers a kaleidoscopic view of Neuman’s tour of Latin America.