January 20, 2021

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In Search Of Identity: Three Of 2013’s Best Translated Novels

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Juan Vidal in NPR

I tend to like my heroes strong and capable; not self-important, but with a certain brand of assurance. But in literature, as in life, profound truths often come to us not through confidence but through wrestling — through the quest for who we are and what we hope to become. Three newly-translated novels star not exceptionally robust heroes but unexceptional, aimless ones, each exploring the inward struggles that make us human.

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