Translation Tuesdays: Eve Out of Her Ruins, by Ananda Devi @NYJB

Set in the criminal shadow world behind luxury hotels, Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi follows four friends in their attempt to transcend the poverty and violence of their surroundings. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Eve Out of Her Ruins, by Ananda Devi @NYJB

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Pride Plus: Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire @ nyjb

“Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire acts both as a time capsule and a group portrait. Capturing images from an eccentric rural south, the book gives voice to the paranoia, rage, and love in its people.” Continue reading Pride Plus: Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire @ nyjb

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Critical Appraisals: Death on the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

During the Thirties, Louis-Ferdinand Céline shocked the literary establishment with the release of two novels: Journey to the End of the Night (1932) and Death on the Installment Plan (1936).  Both novels acted as companions to each other, focusing on different parts of re-imagined autobiographical material set within fictional narratives.  Ralph Manheim, the translator of Death on the Installment Plan, dubbed the genre “creative confessions.” The original French title is Mort à crédit, a staccato-sounding title that became translated as Death on Credit by John H. P. Marks.  The book braids together the strands of comedy, despair, and debt, since … Continue reading Critical Appraisals: Death on the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

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