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By Betsy Wing (trans.) - By Christine Montalbetti -
If I had to describe this book in a single word: frustrating. Some literary works that lack linear (or any) plotting and indulge ...Read Review
By Danilo Kiš -
The biblical Psalm 44 asks why God has abandoned his people, who kept the covenant. This Holocaust novel explores the same question. First published ...Read Review
By Harry Mathews (trans.) - By Marie Chaix -
Nazi sympathizers – especially Nazi sympathizers in war-torn France – are atypical protagonists in historical novels. Albert B. is a chemical engineer whose anti-Communist fervor ...Read Review
By Giovanni Orelli - By Jamie Richards (trans.) -
Forget structure; forget run-of-the-mill plots, and logic. Think James Joyce and then, if that doesn’t scare you, plunge into Walaschek’s Dream. ...Read Review
By Ender Gürol (trans.) - By Mario Levi -
First published in 1999 in Turkish, İstanbul Bir masaldı won Turkey’s prestigious Yunus Nadi Novel Award in 2000. The novel is not one story ...Read Review
By Harry Leeming (trans.) - By Vitomil Zupan -
This is a translation by Harry Leeming of a 1975 work by a noted Slovenian writer, a fictional account of Zupan’s experiences fighting ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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