50 Must-Read Modern Classics in Translation

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The Box Man (1973) by Kōbō Abe
An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter (2000) by César Aira
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster (1997) by Svetlana Alexievich
The House of the Spirits (1982) by Isabel Allende
The Yacoubian Building (2002) by Alaa al-Aswani
So Long a Letter (1981) by Mariama Bâ
The Elegance of the Hedgehog (2008) by Muriel Barbery
The Sand Child (1985) by Tahar Ben Jelloun
The Savage Detectives (1998) by Roberto Bolaño
Before (1989) by Carmen Boullosa
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (1979) by Italo Calvino
Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade (1985) by Assia Djebar
The Lover (1984) by Marguerite Duras
The Name of the Rose (1980) by Umberto Eco
Like Water for Chocolate (1992) by Laura Esquivel
My Brilliant Friend (2011) by Elena Ferrante
Terra Nostra (1975) by Carlos Fuentes
Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The City and the House (1984) by Natalia Ginzburg
To the End of the Land (2008) by David Grossman
Too Loud a Solitude (1990) by Bohumil Hrabal
The Summer Book (1972) by Tove Jansson
The Piano Teacher (1988) by Elfriede Jelinek
The Vegetarian (2007) by Han Kang
Fatelessness (1975) by Imre Kertész
My Struggle: Book 1 (2009) by Karl Ove Knausgård
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1983) by Milan Kundera
The Complete Stories (2015) by Clarice Lispector
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (1982) by Mario Vargas Llosa
Broken Glass (2005) by Alain Mabanckou
A Heart So White (1992) by Javier Marías
The Hunger Angel (2012) by Herta Müller
History (1974) by Elsa Morante
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1995) by Haruki Murakami
Three Strong Women (2012) by Marie NDiaye
The Proof of the Honey (2008) by Salwa Al Neimi
A Quiet Life (1990) by Kenzaburō Ōe
The Housekeeper and the Professor (2009) by Yoko Ogawa
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2002) by Amos Oz
Snow (2002) by Orhan Pamuk
Delirium (2004) by Laura Restrepo
Death in Spring (1986) by Mercè Rodoreda
The Shadow of the Wind (2001) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Blindness (1995) by José Saramago
The Rings of Saturn (1995) by W. G. Sebald
Touch (2002) by Adania Shibli
The Door (2005) by Magda Szabó
The Ministry of Pain (2005) by Dubravka Ugrešić
The Last Lover (2005) by Can Xue
The Post Office Girl (2008) by Stefan Zweig

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