Speculative Fiction in Translation: Sunburnt Faces

Sunburnt Faces by Shimon Adaf translated from Hebrew by Margalit Rodgers and Anthony Berris PS Publishing November 1, 2013 470 pages As many reviews of this book will tell you, Sunburnt Faces is not a fantasy so much as it is a novel about fantasy. The concept of “Wonderland,” children’s books about fairies and magical … Continue reading Speculative Fiction in Translation: Sunburnt Faces

Speculative Fiction in Translation: Dolly City

Dolly City by Orly Castel-Bloom translated by Dalya Bilu Dalkey Archive Press (Hebrew Literature Series) October 5, 2010 167 pages I could tell you that you must read this book because it is one of the landmarks of Israeli literature and a merciless critique of motherhood, nationhood, and postmodern life.  I could also say that … Continue reading Speculative Fiction in Translation: Dolly City

#WorldKidLitWednesday: Bear and Fred: A World War II Story

“Many years ago,in a faraway land called Holland, in a city named Delft, I was Fred’s teddy bear. I never had a name. Fred never gave me one. I lived in his bedroom with other toys. I was a happy bear. Little Fred loved me more than any other toy. He took me everywhere he … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Bear and Fred: A World War II Story