What are some great books not originally in English?
May 17, 2009 2:00 AM Subscribe
Summer Reading Filter: looking for great books NOT originally in English
posted by maca to writing & language (36 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Sorry to add to the swarm of summer reading posts, but this is a bit more specific.
Currently living in Spain, developing my summer reading list, and I have sapped all my English book resources dry.
Reading in Spanish is not a problem but for some reason it pains me to read books in Spanish that were originally in English (I always feel like I'm missing out in the translation).
So, looking for book recommendations that are NOT originally in English, Spanish being the best, but anything else is ok, too (as long as its not English). Fiction and nonfiction, but no short stories.
Stuff I like: Haruki Murakami !!!, Margaret Atwood, John Irving, Jonathan Saffron Foer, Zadie Smith, Vonnegut. I like a lot of contemporary North American lit so something that is similar in style would be great.
Also, a fan of narrative nonfiction.