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Letters from the Nordic World: Examining the Best of Nordic Countries Literature
From fiction to social commentary, OVID brings you the best of Scandinavian literature in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Best New Asian Writing
Discover the richness of new Asian literature in translation. Old masters rest, there is a new gen celebrating the best of Asian letters.
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Alisa Ganieva
Bride & Groom
A compelling novel that explores the complexities of modern-day love and marriage in contemporary Russia.
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Widely regarded as a classic of French literature, "A Man's Place" is a powerful memoir that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter.
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The novel that roils with emotion and unflinching inhumanity, painting the Spanish countryside in bloodshed, eroticism, and an unshakeable feeling of grief.
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Aleksandar Tisma
The Use of Man
"The Use of Man" is a beautifully written and deeply moving novel, filled with stark poetry and immeasurable sadness. It is considered to be one of the greatest books of the 20th century.
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Set against a backdrop of uncertainty and mystery, this complex examination of the human heart in its most vulnerable and incapacitated state is Mesa Selimovic's finest work.
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The masterpiece of Polish literature that explores themes of identity, belonging, and tradition through the journey of Jakub.
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Alejandro Zambra
Chilean Poet
Chilean Poet explores the themes of love, loss, and creativity through the life of a poet in Chile. This beautifully written novel offers a unique perspective on the complexities of human relationships and the ways in which our experiences shape our art.
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The Private Lives of Trees is a hauntingly beautiful novel that explores the complexities of relationships and memory. The book takes a unique approach to narrative, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, as well as between past and present.
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Laurent Mauvignier
The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party is a poignant novel that explores the complex dynamics of relationships and the meaning of family. The book is a powerful meditation on the human condition, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who reads it.
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A New Name, the final book in Jon Fosse's Septology, is a captivating and elegantly written metaphysical novel exploring themes of love, art, God, friendship, and the passage of time.
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