1930s Reading Project – Foreign Edition

Just to make my reading project further unlikely and impracticable,

I’ve decided to alternate English language books with foreign language books. – I’m really going to try and make an effort to read one book at a

time to its conclusion, and not follow my usual practice of starting ten at once and never getting round to finishing them until six months


Here’s the list:

  1. Family, by Pa Chin
  2. Birth of our Power, by Victor Serge
  3. The

    Sorrowful Eyes of Hannah Karajich, by Ivan Olbracht

  4. Hordubal, by Karel ?apek
  5. The Sleepwalkers, by Hermann


  6. A Sad Affair, by Wolfgang Koeppen
  7. Tarabas, by Joseph Roth
  8. Cainaima, by Rómulo Gallegos
  9. Seven Red Sundays, by Ramón J Sender
  10. Ferdydurke, by Witold Gombrowicz
  11. Verdun, by Jules


A varied selection, with emphases on the Austro-Hungarian empire and anarchism, which you could only expect from me – and

from the 1930s.

(p.s. Does anyone know how to render unicode characters in HTML? The ? on ?apek needs its little hat.)


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