27 July 2014

Titles read: January to July 2014

Works in English or English translation

Montano by Enrique Vila-Matas, tr. Jonathan Dunne [review]

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

Care of Light [poetry] by Gémino H. Abad

Smaller and Smaller Circles by F. H. Batacan [review]

Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe by Chris Andrews [review]

XXth Century: 2 Plays [bilingual ed.] by Malou Jacob [review]

An Aquarium [poetry] by Jeffrey Yang

Shadow Without a Name by Ignacio Padilla, tr. Peter Bush and Anne McLean [review]

Gotita de Dragon and Other Stories by Nick Joaquín, illus. Beth Parrocha

In Praise of the Stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa, tr. Helen Lane

Monstress by Lysley Tenorio

The Tenant and The Motive by Javier Cercas, tr. Anne McLean [review]

Sound Before Water [poetry] by Jim Pascual Agustin

From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant by Alex Gilvarry

The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven

Spooky Mo: Horror Stories by Marivi Soliven Blanco

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag [review]

Seven Mountains of the Imagination by Virgilio S. Almario, tr. Marne L. Kilates and Phillip Kimpo Jr. [review]

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism [rev. ed.] by Benedict Anderson [related post]

Shockbox: Ang Butas na Kahon ni Kulas Talon: The Complete Posthumous Poetry [bilingual ed.] by Kulas Talon, tr. Mikael de Lara Co, Khavn De La Cruz, Ramil Digal Gulle, et al.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, tr. Samuel Beckett

The Voice From Sumisip & Four Short Stories by Antonio Enriquez

Eight Muses of the Fall by Edgar Calabia Samar, tr. Mikael de Lara Co and Sasha Martinez [review]

What Now, Ricky? by Rosario de Guzman Lingat, tr. Soledad S. Reyes [review]

The Master of Go by Kawabata Yasunari, tr. Edward G. Seidensticker [post 1, post 2]

This I Believe—Gleanings From a Life in Literature by F. Sionil José

The Leprous Bishop by Gabriel Miró, tr. Marlon James Sales [review]

Our Father San Daniel by Gabriel Miró, tr. Marlon James Sales

Works in Filipino

Ang Kuwento ng Haring Tulala [Crónica del rey pasmado] by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, tr. Marlon James Sales [review]

Ang Alkemista [The Alchemist] by Paulo Coelho, tr. Edgardo B. Maranan [review]

Tabi Po: Isyu 1 by Mervin Malonzo

(Im)Personal: Gabay sa Panulat at Pagmamanunulat [(Im)Personal: Guide to Writing and the Writerly] by Rene O. Villanueva 

Si Janus Sílang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon [Janus Sílang and the Child Monster of Tábon] by Edgar Calabia Samar

Para Kay B (o kung paano dinevastate ng pag-ibig ang 4 out of 5 sa atin) [For B (or how 4 out of 5 of us were devastated by love)] by Ricky Lee [review]

Diaspora at Iba pang mga Kwento [Diaspora and Other Stories] by Genoveva Edroza Matute 

Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady [How I Became a Leading Lady] by Carlo Vergara and Elmer Cantada

Tatlong Gabi, Tatlong Araw [Three Nights, Three Days] by Eros Atalia [review]

Reading stats

38 books read: 23 (61%) fiction; 7 nonfiction; 4 poetry; 2 drama; 2 graphic
29 (76%) books by male writers; 9 (24%) by female writers
23 (61%) in original language; 15 (39%) in translation

Titles in blue are highly recommended.

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