MARVELOUS TRANSLATION ARCHIVE

Sirius by Jonathan Crown (c2014) translated from the German by Jamie Searle Romanelli, c2015

Sirius

one smart little dog
from Berlin to Hollywood
transform to live on

whimsical writing explores
nature of identity

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The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman by Mamen Sánchez (C2013) translated from the Spanish by Lucy Greaves, c2015

The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of
Atticus Craftsman

literary trip
five fierce Spanish girls and a
missing Englishman

madcap cultural caper
in breezy, light-hearted style

                            MM

What We Become by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (c2012) translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor & Lorenzo Garcia, c2015

What We Become

traveling the world
witnesses of each other
the haves, the have-not

high-stakes passion, betrayals,
chess, & a gentleman thief

                            MM

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (2014) translated from the the Swedish by Henning Koch, c2016

Britt-Marie Was Here

crumbling little town
warm heart, socially awkward
cleaning up one’s life

peculiar characters and
soccer encircle it all

                            MM

The Diving Pool: Three Novellas by Yoko Ogawa (1990, 1991) translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder, c2008

The Diving Pool

trio of females
with dark possibilities
extreme loneliness

slightly creepy, surreal
plotlines that will follow you

                            MM

The Blue Fox by Sjon (c2014) translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb, c2008

The Blue Fox

Icelandic Winter
nature & humans being
man's transformations

very brief tale with depth and
mysterious qualities

                            MM

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol (c2006) translated from the French by William Rodarmor & Helen Dickinson, c2013

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles

family travails
mother of two left behind
wild scheme to publish

fun array of characters
warm tale with hints of laughter

                            MM

The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino (c2012) translated from the Japanese by Rebecca Copeland, c2012

The Goddess Chronicle

realms of light and dark
gods, oracles, & mortals
broken loyalties

tragic fable of revenge
powered by Japanese myth

                            MM

Isle of Passion by Laura Restrepo (c1989) translated from the Spanish by Dolores M. Koch, c2005

Isle of Passion

Mexican atoll
families turned castaways
based on Clipperton

dramatic survival tale
of collapsed society

                            MM

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind (c1985) translated from the German by John E. Woods, c1986

Perfume

eighteenth century
odorless with perfect scent
beyond obsession

sensual depravity
divinely bizarre esprit

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