Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday Threads - Reading in Translation
Do you read historical fiction in translation from another language? If yes, do you have favourites that you could recommend? Is there a particular figure in history that you would like to read about from different nationalities perspectives?
Lets talk historical fiction in translation!
Marg: I have a couple of books here that I want to read, most notably The Time in Between by Maria Duenas. One series that I have read and enjoyed, and really need to get back to is the Angelique series by Sergeanne Golon. I think I am up to book 5 or 6 but it has been a little while since I last read one! I am a bit concerned that I am going to get to the last book that has been translated into English and know that there are still a few books that haven't yet been translated.
Kelly: I was thinking I didn't have an answer to this question, but then it dawned on me: Isabel Allende. Her books are not all historical fiction, but she has a few and I really enjoy her. I get on these kicks where I read a historical fiction book and then I want to read everything I can on the subject. Unfortunately, I never seem to find the time for it!