Free Books in Translation

Archipelago Books is giving away 30 e-books (in ePub or PDF format) from their back catalogue. Most are translated works of fiction, though you’ll also find poetry, such as by the Cuban Dulce María Loynaz (tr. James O’Connor), and the hard-to-categorize Novices of Sias by Novalis (tr. Ralph Manheim).

“Dear readers and friends,

As a response to the pandemic, we would like to offer 30 ebooks FREE from March 19th until April 2nd! Simply click ‘purchase’ on the book page and you will be able to download the book free of charge. In the meantime, thank you for continuing to support world literature. We are grateful. Our free ebook library includes…”

Bacacay by Witold Gombrowicz, trans. by Bill Johnston
Sarajevo Marlboro by Miljenko Jergović, trans. by Stela Tomasevic
Private Life by Josep Maria de Sagarra, trans. by Mary Ann Newman
Useless Man: Selected Stories by Sait Faik Abasıyanık, trans. by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely
Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga, trans. by Melanie Mauthner
The Farm by Héctor Abad, trans. by Anne McLean
Absolute Solitude by Dulce María Loynaz, trans. by James O’Connor
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa, trans. by Daniel Hahn
Eline Vere by Louis Couperus, trans. by Ina Rilke
The Waitress Was New by Dominique Fabre, trans. by Jordan Stump
The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenström, trans. by J.M. Coetzee
A Dream in Polar Fog by Yuri Rytkheu, trans. by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos, trans. by Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich
Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury, trans. by Humphrey Davies
The Woman of Porto Pim by Antonio Tabucchi, trans. by Tim Parks
Newcomers by Lojze Kovačič, trans. by Michael Biggins
The Novices of Sais by Novalis, trans. by Ralph Manheim
Stone Upon Stone by Wiesław Myśliwski, trans. by Bill Johnston
The Scent of Buenos Aires by Hebe Uhart, trans. by Maureen Shaughnessy
In Praise of Defeat by Abdellatif Laâbi, trans. by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Good Will Come from the Sea by Christos Ikonomou, trans. by Karen Emmerich
Distant Light by Antonio Moresco, trans. by Richard Dixon
Book of My Mother by Albert Cohen, trans. by Bella Cohen
Tranquility by Attila Bartis, trans. by Imre Goldstein
Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil, trans. by Peter Wortsman
Mouroir by Breyten Breytenbach
The Folly by Ivan Vladislavić
For Isabel: A Mandala by Antonio Tabucchi, trans. by Elizabeth Harris
Lenz by Georg Büchner, trans. by Richard Sieburth
The Child Poet by Homero Aridjis, trans. by Chloe Aridjis
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