Books tagged: literature in translation

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The Fart (Tales from Japan)
Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Little J Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Japanese
This is a story of a dramatic event that happened to a boy named Harukichi one warm afternoon in autumn. Harukichi goes to a small school in a small village. Sometimes Harukichi is embarrassed by the way his classmates behave. One day a new teacher named Mr. Fuji arrives from the big city. Another interesting character in this story is Ishitaro. Ishitaro likes to fart. A lot.
Novena for the Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / Spanish & Portuguese
"I found myself in the grips of an obsession: death, death, death. All of the dead in my family were turning up in my thoughts. My good grandfather, my little brother, an old maid whose body I had seen lain out—they reappeared before my eyes, lying on black biers, as pale as wax, with sunken eyes, turned to stone in the impressive state of eternal slumber."
The September Revolution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Spanish & Portuguese
"Liberty, fraternity, equality! . . . What noble heart could take fright at the triumph of such Christian principles?" So the narrator of Oller's ironic tale of bitter disillusionment with youthful ideals asks himself only shortly before a mob of unruly revolutionaries comes to burn and pillage his family's house. Translated from Catalan by G. López de Górgolas.
The Diplomat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
"At forty, he was disabused of his ambitions, but his temper remained the same, and, his conjugal vocation notwithstanding, he still couldn’t find a bride. More than one would have would have accepted him with great pleasure; he was so circumspect he lost them all."
Coimbra the Clerk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
The aging clerk Coimbra no longer believes in much. Not even his long-standing faith in the lottery--"I'm no longer of the age to hope," he admits--is entirely steadfast. He resolves, then, to buy one last ticket, for the drawing for the huge sum of five hundred contos.
The Pale Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Máximo, an impoverished young poet and student, inherits a fortune on the unexpected death of his godfather. His own fortunes, however, are not greatly improved.
Sooner the Tarpeian Rock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"People recall an abyss with pleasure; it is impossible to recall a bore without dread. Sooner the Tarpeian Rock than an author of ill repute."
Nameless Flower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American
Martinha, in her forties, finds herself alone. She has only the old aunt she lives with. One day, going through the mementos of her youth, she comes across a dried flower and reminisces about the circumstances in which, rare, beautiful, and fresh, it was given to her.
The Orange Corset
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German, Fiction » Coming of age
Fritz is the son of a Protestant minister whose church is in a village of eight hundred people. He will discover his life's calling when, having moved to the big city for high school, he sees an astonishing sight in the window of a shop just off a large square.
Holidays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Young José Martins, let out of class early one day, heads home with his uncle and his older sister. On the way, he and his sister try to guess the reason--a party? a birthday? an election victory?--for their unexpected dismissal from class.