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January 4th, 2015, 2:33 pm #91

param wrote:Outlook magazine's ( India ) '100 essential books'

http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Ink ... non/292972
and the close calls (via MAO) http://www.outlookindia.com/article/The ... Out/292973 but I'll save ya the click

and compiling the list (via MAO) http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Wor ... ity/292930
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January 17th, 2015, 4:58 pm #92

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January 18th, 2015, 10:08 am #93

Great-sounding books. Thank you, Dave.
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January 18th, 2015, 1:20 pm #94

I've heard of a few of these, but The Bloody Chamber is the only one I've read. I wouldn't have thought it was all that neglected...
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January 18th, 2015, 1:24 pm #95

That is an interesting list, added a couple to my wish list. I read Banffy's Trilogy a couple of years ago and loved it.

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January 20th, 2015, 1:13 pm #96

Some well known critics polled for the 21st Century's best novels published in English. I've only read four, but it seems a very conventional list, significant omissions for me would be Against the Day, and nothing in translation.

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January 20th, 2015, 1:32 pm #97

roger wrote:Some well known critics polled for the 21st Century's best novels published in English. I've only read four, but it seems a very conventional list, significant omissions for me would be Against the Day, and nothing in translation.

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I've read nine of the twelve, and while I liked most of them it still strikes me as a pretty terrible list. It's all American, with just a few English writers (Smith, McEwan, Mantel) thrown in. Adichie's book is set in Nigeria, but she's a long time US resident. I'd keep Wolf Hall and The Known World on the list and maybe Kavalier and Clay but ditch the rest.

Probably most of the people who voted would feel the same way about the list as a whole, though, once the votes were totalled up.
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January 27th, 2015, 9:52 pm #98

http://entropymag.org/entropys-top-93-p ... n-of-2014/
(which would be all of them) in response to the lack of translations in
http://coldfrontmag.com/top-40-poetry-b ... 2014-10-1/
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January 27th, 2015, 10:54 pm #99

Thanks nnyhav for those listings, especially the US press translations (although I don’t think the US press translations listing is complete as it asserts, misses some important 2014 poetry translations from large presses eg HUP and a number of small/micro). I wonder how this would compare with the UK presses.
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January 27th, 2015, 11:23 pm #100

the translation list is limited to those with BTBA eligibility, so never before having been available englished in the US ... but dunno about micro (but it is books not pamphlets ...), anyway the best list we got.
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