New Translations in February
This February, take a trip through Europe’s dramatic past and present with these engrossing new translations.
tr. Howard Curtis
This intricate work of fiction by one of France’s best-loved novelists tells the tale of a young woman in the twelfth century who defies her father’s wishes for a profitable marriage and encounters a mystical realm of spirituality when she’s thrown in prison after vowing to give herself to God.
tr. David Williams
Open Letter Books
In this simultaneously cynical and raucous account of disenchanted postindustrial America and Europe, Ugresic gives a full report of modernity’s discontents and its endless nostalgia, punctuated by the levity of his absurdist instincts.
tr. Martin Chalmers
Not I is German historian and author Fest’s memoir of growing up in a rigorously academic German household and the way his family suffered for its political opposition of the Nazis.