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Mind your languages

New library resources on modern languages and world literature. Maintained by Elise Wong, the librarian subject selector

The unknown university / Roberto Bolaño ; translated by Laura Healy.

Understanding Marcel Proust / Allen Thiher.

They divided the sky : a novel / by Christa Wolf ; translated into English by Luise von Flotow.

Proust, pastiche, and the postmodern, or Why style matters / James Austin.

Primo Levi : the matter of a life / Berel Lang.

A place in the country / W.G. Sebald ; on Gottfried Keller, Johann Peter Hebel, Robert Walser and others ; translated from the German and with an introduction and notes by Jo Catling.

The original 1939 notebook of A return to the native land : bilingual edition / Aimé Césaire ; translated and edited by A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman.

Order in disorder : intratextual symmetry in Montaigne's "Essais" / Randolph Paul Runyon.

Nature and art in Dante : literary and theological essays / edited by Daragh O'Connell and Jennifer Petrie.

Marcel Proust in the Light of William James : in Search of a Lost Source / Marilyn M. Sachs.

Lorca in tune with Falla : literary and musical interludes / Nelson R. Orringer.

Light and dark : a novel / Natsume Sōseki ; translated, with an introduction by John Nathan.

Kafka, the years of insight / Reiner Stach ; translated by Shelley Frisch.

The infatuations / Javier Marías ; translation by Margaret Jull Costa.

The burden of female talent : the poet Li Qingzhao and her history in China / Ronald Egan.

Apostoloff / Sibylle Lewitscharoff ; translated by Katy Derbyshire.

Travels in hyper reality : essays / Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver

Tilting at tradition : problems of genre in the novels of Miguel de Cervantes and Charles Sorel / Daniel Syrovy

Uncle Vanya / Anton Chekhov ; a new version by Annie Baker based on a literal translation by Margarita Shalina.

The tale of Genji : translation, canonization, and world literature / Michael Emmerich

In search of lost time. Volume 1, Swann's Way / Marcel Proust ; edited and annotated by William C. Carter

A life worth living : Albert Camus and the quest for meaning / Robert Zaretsky.

All the odes / Pablo Neruda ; edited by Ilan Stavans.