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Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Elaine Castillo’s debut novel is a touching story about a Filipino-American family, and it doesn’t shy away from using the character’s native languages.
A Tabloid Novel For A Tabloid World: Book Review Of Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘The Neighborhood’

A Tabloid Novel For A Tabloid World: Book Review Of Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘The Neighborhood’

Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize-winning Peruvian author, writes a juicy pulp fiction.
When Words Are Not Enough: Book Review of Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s ‘Empty Set’

When Words Are Not Enough: Book Review of Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s ‘Empty Set’

Gerber Bicecci’s debut novel combines words and drawings to tell a story of love, loss and loneliness.
The Reluctant Mountain Man: Book Review of Yeon-sik Hong’s ‘Uncomfortably Happily’

The Reluctant Mountain Man: Book Review of Yeon-sik Hong’s ‘Uncomfortably Happily’

Living on a mountain can lead to some harsh confrontations with yourself.
What’s Lost In Translation: Book Review Of ‘Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries’

What’s Lost In Translation: Book Review Of ‘Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries’

An anthology of poems and essays looks at what it means to be reading something in translation.
A Bearish Language: Book Review Of Yoko Tawada’s ‘Memoirs Of A Polar Bear’

A Bearish Language: Book Review Of Yoko Tawada’s ‘Memoirs Of A Polar Bear’

Yoko Tawada’s most recent book that was translated into English is about three generations of polar bears who struggle with language barriers and fitting in.
A Language of One’s Own: Book Review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’

A Language of One’s Own: Book Review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’

Acclaimed English-language novelist Jhumpa Lahiri now writes entirely in Italian, and her new book is a passionate defense of her decision.