Manual of Painting and Calligraphy by Jose Saramago
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by winstonsdad
5d ago
Manual of Painting and Calligraphy by Jose Saramago Portuguese fiction Original title –  Manual de Pintura e Caligrafia Translator – Giovanni Ponteiro Source – Library edition I’m having a slow Spanish / Portuguese  Lit month this year, but I aim to review mainly books from Portugal, which is the second from Portugal. This is also ..read more
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Joesph Walser’s machine by Gonçalo M. Tavares
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by winstonsdad
1w ago
Joesph Walser’s machine by Gonçalo M Tavares Portuguese Literature Orignal title -A Máquina de Joseph Walser Translator – Rhett McNeil Source – personal copy I am going to try and focus mainly on Portuguese writing this Spanish/Portuguese lit month. As for me, I felt it has been a country in Europe that, as a blog ..read more
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Last Date in El Zapotal by Mateo Garcia Elizondo
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by winstonsdad
1w ago
Last Date in El Zapotal by Mateo Garcia Elizondo Mexican fiction Original title – Una Cita con la Lady Translator – Robin Myers Source  – subscription edition I am late to Spanish lit month, but I must start with this book. Which book better says why we read books translated from Spanish? This is from ..read more
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That was the month of June 2024
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by winstonsdad
2w ago
A Terrace in Rome by Pascal Quingard Elly by Maike Wetzel  Eastbound by Maylis De Kerangal  Engagement by Ciler Ilhan  Out of Mind by J Bernlef The hairdressers son by Gerbrand Bakker  French windows by Antoine Laurain  Götz and Meyer by David Albahari  Family and Borghesia by Natalia Ginzburg I managed to review nine books ..read more
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Family and Borghesia by Natalia Ginzburg
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by winstonsdad
2w ago
Family and Borghesia by Natalia Ginzburg Italian fiction Original title – Famiglia was Family’s title  Translator – Beryl Stockman Source – Review copy I was lucky to get sent a copy from Daunt Books of the latest reissue of books by Natalia Ginzburg. I have reviewed three of her other books. So these two short ..read more
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Götz and Meyer by David Albahari
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by winstonsdad
3w ago
Götz and Meyer by Daivd Albahari Serbian Fcition Original title – Гец и Мајер Transator – Ellen Elias – Bursac Source – Personal copy Do we all have that list of books you have seen reviewed a long time ago and said I’ll get that when I see it in a second-hand shop? Well, I ..read more
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15 Years of reading the world winstonsdad is 15
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by winstonsdad
1M ago
Well, the blog itself told me a couple of days ago that it has been going on for 15 years. Amazing. This started just as I found other bloggers on Twitter, and my reading had grown over the few years before that. I started with a challenge of reading 52 over the first year of ..read more
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The Hairdresser’s son by Gerbrand Bakker
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by winstonsdad
1M ago
The Hairdresser’s son by Gerbrand Bakker Dutch fiction Original title – De Kapperzoon Translator – David Colmer It is always nice to read books from a writer you loved and read some years ago and rediscover. One such writer is Gerband Bakker I had read his first two books to be translated into English The ..read more
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Out of Mind by J Bernlef
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by winstonsdad
1M ago
Out of Mind by J Bernlef Dutch fiction Original title – Hersenschimmen Translator Adrienne Dixon Source – Personal copy Am I the only person that has a list of books you have seen on the list that you know are out of print, so you want to keep an eye out for them. This is ..read more
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Spanish Portuguese lit month the 2024 Edition
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by winstonsdad
1M ago
  JULY 2024  Well, I hadn’t intended to do a Spanish Portuguese lit month this year. I started it with Richard of the much-missed blog Caravana de recuerdos .We started it as Spanish lit month in 2010 on and off, a few years after it was expanded to include literature translated from Portuguese.So when Jacqui ..read more
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