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Bulgaria: “Natural Novel” by Georgi Gospodinov

Natural Novel

Analysis and discussion of “Natural Novel” are forthcoming… . . . → Read More: Bulgaria: “Natural Novel” by Georgi Gospodinov

South Africa: “The Conservationist” by Nadine Gordimer

Conservationist

Mehring is not a particularly inviting main character. He stretches the definition of protagonist. While he is certainly the principal character of the story, he is not a hero. . . . → Read More: South Africa: “The Conservationist” by Nadine Gordimer

Dominica: “Wide Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea

The main themes of Jean Rhys’ “Wide Sargasso Sea” are familiar: racial conflict, gender conflict, and the failures of assimilating to a new homeland. . . . → Read More: Dominica: “Wide Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys

Romania: “Night” by Elie Wiesel

Night

Guilt. The central theme of Elie Wiesel’s gripping narrative of his own journey from rural Romania, across central Europe to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and beyond, is the crushing and inescapable guilt he felt and has carried with him ever since. . . . → Read More: Romania: “Night” by Elie Wiesel

Colombia: “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera

Analysis by Ben and discussion of “Love in the Time of Cholera” are coming soon… . . . → Read More: Colombia: “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez