A century in translation

Well I’ve been inspired by Simon from stuck in a book who for a second time in 2014 is doing a century of books challenge reading a book from very year of the 20th century well when he announced it herehere .I had a think and decided I would like to try and do the same with books from around the world so I been busy looking around the net and think this will be possible there is a vast amount available as e books if you spend time looking pre 1950 .I’m looking forward to this as it feels like a return to what I did when I started blog before getting on the new book hamster wheel and hat is bringing the best of the world I could find myself to you my readers so in the next two years I’ve given myself two years as I feel some years will be hard to find every year will be the publication year of the book in its original language .so in the next year names like Roberto Arlt,Armando Palacio Valdes ,Horacio Quiroga ,luigi Pirandello ,Henri Barbusse ,Rene Bazin and Osmau Dazai to name a few will be featured as I show how literature around the world developed over the 20th century ,

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 13:26:04

    this is going to be most interesting. Myself, I’d like to read books written/published in the year of my birth, 1962. I think that would give me a different perspective of that time period.

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  2. MarinaSofia
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 13:29:35

    That sounds like quite a challenge, but very inspiring. Am almost tempted to follow suit, except it’s hard to access all the books I need over here in my little French village.

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  3. Maryom
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 13:34:23

    An excellent idea Stu. Just hope you leave yourself time to catch new books too.

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  4. Simon T
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 13:49:55

    Very much looking forward to seeing how this pans out for you, Stu! Will also take some tips for my century, I’m sure (I also go by publication date in the original language.)

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  5. Guy Savage
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 13:58:35

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I’ll be reading.

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  6. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 14:33:16

    Good luck Stu – that’s quite an undertaking! Make sure you read some Italo Calvino – he’s one of my favourites!

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  7. Vishy
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 15:53:27

    Wonderful plan, Stu! Looking forward to finding out more about the books you will be reading and what you think of them. Happy reading!

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  8. Claire 'Word by Word'
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 18:56:04

    wow that’s a fabulous challenge, can’t wait to read what you’re going to share, such rich pickings!

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  9. Messy_tony
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 20:11:45

    Great challenge, I’m still working my way through the whole Booker Prize short lists and have found some years I love the lot, others hate them all. I’m sure you’ll have the same challenges. I will be following with interest.

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  10. Brian Joseph
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 08:52:31

    Though this sounds like a daunting challenge it also sounds like it has the potential to be a lot of fun.

    By giving yourself two years at least you have cut down the pressure a bit!

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  11. Alex in Leeds
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 11:10:00

    Brilliant variation on the idea, can’t wait to see what gems you discover – especially if you have new-to-me female authors in translation to reccomend!

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  12. 1streading
    Sep 17, 2013 @ 20:19:16

    This sounds like a fantastic idea. I can’t wait to see what you find.

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  13. Caroline
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 07:50:13

    Great idea, Stu.

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  14. parrish lantern
    Sep 18, 2013 @ 20:27:18

    will follow with interest.

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  15. amanda
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 21:03:06

    I really like your take on this challenge, Stu. It will be interesting to see what treasures you find. Looking forward to it!

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