Tag Archives: Women

Women in Translation Month – Reads

  Women in Translation Month, also known as “August”, is the brainchild of Meytal Radzinski. Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of participating & here are some of the books I’m planning to disappear into over the … Continue reading

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After the Party by Cressida Connolly

I’m not sure that Phyllis Forrester truly recognises what led to her incarceration, nor does she repent it. To be honest I’m not sure I properly understand it either. I’m not familiar with this part of British history which likely … Continue reading

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The Wall – Marlen Haushofer

Translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, narrated by Kathe Mazur “I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead….” The biggest differences between The Wall and other … Continue reading

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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (read by the author)

In The Argonauts Maggie Nelson presents her well considered, sometimes complex thoughts and experiences of love, gender, sex, pregnancy, parenthood and family in contexts outside of the traditional. Perhaps the most important takeaway from the book is the lesson that … Continue reading

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The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood, read by Alisa Piper

What have you done Charlotte Wood? You have made Golding’s Lord of the Flies for this century and you have made it so very thrilling and real. Verla wakes from a drugged sleep. She doesn’t know where she is, nor why she’s … Continue reading

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