NOTA BENES

  • The cover to Little Beast, one of the books featured in the September 2018 Nota Bene section
    Shaheen Akhtar The Search Trans. Ella Dutta Zubaan Awarded the Prothom Alo literary prize in 2004, this novel of the struggles, traumas, and survival of Bangladeshi women ask...
  • A triptych of three covers from the July 2018 Nota Bene section
    Nathacha Appanah Waiting for Tomorrow Trans. Geoffrey Strachan Graywolf Press While Anita waits for her husband to get out of prison, she reexamines the idyllic marriage they used to lead in...
  • A triptych composed of the covers to three books from the May 2018 Nota Bene section
    Kazim Ali Inquisition Wesleyan University Press Kazim Ali’s collection of eclectic poems examines the many facets of identity expected to arise during such a reflective eponymous activity. Bo...
  • A triptych of three covers from the March 2018 Nota Bene section
    Guido Maria Brera & Edoardo Nesi Everything Is Broken Up and Dances Trans. Antony Shugaar Other Press Brera, an investment banker, and Nesi, a former business owner turne...
  • Rana Abdulfattah   Tiger and Clay: Syria Fragments Palewell Press   Tiger and Clay: Syria Fragments combines poetry and prose to tell the story of Rana Abdulfattah,...
  • Tamim Al-Barghouti In Jerusalem and Other Poems Trans. Radwa Ashour Interlink Books A Palestinian-Egyptian poet whose readings have drawn crowds by the thousands and filled the screens of Ta...
  • David Bergen Stranger The Overlook Press Canadian writer David Bergen’s Stranger follows a Guatemalan woman who carves a path to the United States through a hostile...
  • Summer nota benes
    Diane Glancy The Collector of Bodies: Concern for Syria and the Middle East Resource A volume that can be read as an expansion of The World Is One Place (see bel...
  • Nota Benes March 2017
    Alfred H. Mendes: Short Stories, Articles and Letters Ed. Michèle Levy The University of the West Indies Press This volume provides a crucial glimpse into the literary development of one of T...
  • January 2017 nota benes
    Best European Fiction 2017 Ed. Nathaniel Davis Dalkey Archive Press Prefaced by an explanatory essay by Eileen Battersby, Best European Fiction 2017 offers readers a one-stop tour of...
  • Nota benes books from the November 2016 issue
    Marjorie Agosín The White Islands / Las Islas Blancas Trans. Jacqueline Nanfito Swan Isle Press  This bilingual edition of verse is a triumph of the imagination as Chilean-born Marjorie Agosí...
  • September Nota Benes
    João Almino Enigmas of Spring Trans. Rhett McNeil Dalkey Archive Press Enigmas of Spring follows a young Brazilian man’s journey from his home to Spain where his restlessness and lac...
  • War, So Much War Book Cover
    Aharon Appelfeld Adam and Thomas Trans. Jeffrey M. Green. Illus. Philippe Dumas Seven Stories Press Two nine-year-old Jewish boys survive alone in the forest during the harsh last winter of W...
  • 1000 Lashes
    Raif Badawi 1,000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think Trans. Ahmed Danny Ramadan Greystone Books Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, winner of the 2015 PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage Award,...
  • Nota Benes, January 2016
    Pedro Carmona-Alvarez The Weather Changed, Summer Came and So On Diane Oatley, tr. Seagull Books This tragic novel follows the traumas and joys of a family torn apart by the death o...
  • Nota Benes November 2015
    The Distant Marvels Chantel Acevedo Europa Editions  Steeped in the history and culture of Cuba, this novel is a story within a story. Set in 1963, during the danger of Hurri...
  • Nota Benes, September 2015
    Learning Cyrillic David Albahari. Ellen Elias-Bursac, tr. Dalkey Archive David Albahari’s collection of twenty short stories detailing the experience of living as an immigran...
  • Be the First to Like This Colin Waters, ed.  Vagabond Voices An eclectic collection of the zany and wonderful, Be the First to Like This explores the diverse array o...
  • Nota Benes
    Kei Erni Aladjai. Nurhayat Indriyatno Mohamed, tr. Dalang The lives of two people from opposing backgrounds on the Indonesian island of Kei intertwine during the vi...
  • Asi Hablo Penelope
    A Country in Mind Saskia Beudel UWA Publishing The Australian Outback is depicted with such gorgeous language in Beudel’s book that it almost feels as though you’re seeing it...
  • Selected Stories Kjell Askildsen. Seán Kinsella, tr. Dalkey Archive Press Kjell Askildsen’s short-story collection is propelled by his masterful...
  • Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons
    At the Time of Partition Moniza Alvi Bloodaxe Books  Award-winning British author Moniza Alvi calls upon her family history in this book-length...
  • As Flies to Whatless Boys
    As Flies to Whatless Boys Robert Antoni Akashic Books A visionary engineer with a utopian goal, John Adolphus Etzler enlists a handful of London citizens to establish a colle...
  • Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales
    Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales Sibelan Forrester, intro. and tr. University Press of Mississippi This beautiful collection of twenty-nine illustrated fai...
  • The Frontier Within Abe Kōbō. Richard F. Calichman, tr. Columbia University Press Sometimes called “the Japanese Kafka,” Abe Kōbō is primarily known for the audience-dazzling...

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