Translingualism

Kuvaus
Books by authors who write in more than one language or in a language other than their primary or childhood one. Also books about the phenomenon of translingualism/exophony (why do writers "switch" languages...). Please limit this to one representative title per author.
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12,817 jäsentä
158 arvostelua
3.9
4 Members
Dilara86, spiphany, ahef1963, mspixieears
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mspixieears: originally written in French while author was living there
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52,479 jäsentä
1,297 arvostelua
4.2
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
3
tekijä: Jack Kerouac
27,758 jäsentä
385 arvostelua
½ 3.6
2 Members
spiphany, mspixieears
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spiphany: Kerouac was of Québécois background and wrote several novellas in French (including an early version of On the Road) before turning to English in his later work
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tekijä: Elie Wiesel
27,281 jäsentä
568 arvostelua
½ 4.3
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
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spiphany: An early version of "Night" was published in Yiddish; Wiesel later wrote a shorter version in French.
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tekijä: Joseph Conrad
23,386 jäsentä
385 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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7,863 jäsentä
139 arvostelua
4.2
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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tekijä: Milan Kundera
2,253 jäsentä
30 arvostelua
½ 3.6
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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spiphany: This is the first of Kundera's novels written in French; his previous works were in Czech
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1,542 jäsentä
34 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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spiphany: Russian-born Makine at first had to pretend that his French novels had been based on Russian manuscripts because the publishers didn't believe that he could have composed them in French
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922 jäsentä
17 arvostelua
4.2
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Translated from Kikuyu into English by the author
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tekijä: Shumona Sinha
36 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.3
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Indian author who writes in French
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15 jäsentä
4
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Selitykset
Dilara86: Ethnic Tuvan Mongolian author who writes in German.
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tekijä: Dai Sijie
6,900 jäsentä
234 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
13
2,888 jäsentä
96 arvostelua
3.9
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spiphany
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spiphany: American and French author. His first novel, Bad Voltage, was written in English; Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones) in French
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tekijä: Isak Dinesen
2,381 jäsentä
32 arvostelua
4
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spiphany
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spiphany: Danish writer who lived in Kenya for nearly two decades. She wrote in English and self-translated into Danish.
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tekijä: Jan Potocki
1,567 jäsentä
32 arvostelua
4.1
Member
spiphany
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spiphany: Potocki was a Polish nobleman; he was educated in Geneva and travelled extensively around Europe and Asia. He wrote in French.
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tekijä: Oscar Wilde
1,562 jäsentä
29 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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spiphany: Although Wilde was an Anglo-Irish writer and published almost exclusively in English, he chose to write "Salomé" in French.
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tekijä: Amin Maalouf
1,547 jäsentä
36 arvostelua
3.9
Member
spiphany
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tekijä: Kader Abdolah
1,299 jäsentä
55 arvostelua
4
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spiphany
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1,284 jäsentä
44 arvostelua
3.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Written in French, although Beckford generally wrote in English
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tekijä: Qiu Xiaolong
1,267 jäsentä
68 arvostelua
3.8
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spiphany
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1,169 jäsentä
60 arvostelua
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Mexican writer living in the US. This is her fifth novel and the first written in English.
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1,039 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
3.8
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spiphany
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tekijä: Xiaolu Guo
1,038 jäsentä
65 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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spiphany: Raised in China and wrote several novels in Chinese. Now based mostly in London. This was her first novel written in English.
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tekijä: Flann O'Brien
964 jäsentä
19 arvostelua
4.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Brian O'Nolan used the pseudonym Myles na gCopaleen when writing in Irish and Flann O'Brien when writing in English. "The Poor Mouth" is his only novel in Irish.
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tekijä: Kim Thúy
857 jäsentä
56 arvostelua
3.8
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spiphany
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tekijä: Jhumpa Lahiri
732 jäsentä
43 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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spiphany
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spiphany: US writer of Bengali heritage. Author of several works in English, moved to Rome as an adult, learned Italian, and wrote this novel in that language.
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tekijä: Ursula Hegi
709 jäsentä
21 arvostelua
4
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spiphany
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spiphany: Native language German; came to the US at 18, publications have been exclusively in English
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tekijä: Eva Hoffman
706 jäsentä
13 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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spiphany
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677 jäsentä
50 arvostelua
4.1
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spiphany
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tekijä: Yiyun Li
670 jäsentä
25 arvostelua
3.9
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spiphany
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651 jäsentä
22 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote in Dutch and self-translated/rewrote in English.
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615 jäsentä
19 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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tekijä: Olga Grushin
601 jäsentä
31 arvostelua
3.9
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spiphany
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598 jäsentä
45 arvostelua
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Finnish writer living in the UK. She wrote each of her novels in both a Finnish and an English version.
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tekijä: Atiq Rahimi
570 jäsentä
40 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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spiphany: Afghan writer now living in France. Several early works in Dari. This is his first work written in French
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541 jäsentä
20 arvostelua
4.2
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spiphany
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501 jäsentä
22 arvostelua
3.8
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spiphany
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tekijä: Ilya Kaminsky
412 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
½ 4.5
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spiphany
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396 jäsentä
23 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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spiphany: Icelandic author of several novels in his native tongue. This novel was written in English.
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369 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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tekijä: Rafik Schami
349 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
4.1
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spiphany
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tekijä: Alina Bronsky
348 jäsentä
26 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Author of Russian origin who moved to Germany as a teenager. She writes in German.
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321 jäsentä
12 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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310 jäsentä
32 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: French author who writes in English
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tekijä: Stefan Heym
189 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
3.9
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spiphany
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spiphany: Switched back and forth between his native German and English several times, depending on where he was living at the time.
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186 jäsentä
4.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Although German was Rilke's primary language, he wrote about 400 poems in French (as well as a handful in Russian)
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tekijä: André Brink
184 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
4
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spiphany
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tekijä: Lara Vapnyar
181 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
4
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spiphany
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tekijä: Romain Gary
177 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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spiphany: Wrote in French and sometimes in English, and self-translated several of his novels. Neither language was his mother tongue.
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166 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
3.8
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: The author wrote The Horse of Pride in Breton, then translated it into French himself.
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158 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
4.1
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spiphany
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spiphany: Author wrote first draft in English, then rewrote in German, then translated it back into English.
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tekijä: Ahmed Ali
157 jäsentä
6 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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spiphany
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156 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Written in a mixture of French and Spanish.
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tekijä: Elif Shafak
147 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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tekijä: Wendy Lesser
136 jäsentä
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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tekijä: Brendan Behan
131 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: "The Hostage" was written in Irish; the author also wrote an English adaptation. Behan's other works are in English.
57
tekijä: Maja Haderlap
125 jäsentä
7 arvostelua
4.2
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes in Slovenian and German
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tekijä: Elvira Dones
111 jäsentä
4 arvostelua
3.8
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spiphany
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spiphany: Writes in Albanian and Italian
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110 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
2.9
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spiphany
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100 jäsentä
10 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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97 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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95 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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tekijä: Antjie Krog
82 jäsentä
3.9
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spiphany
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tekijä: Ilan Stavans
81 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
3.1
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spiphany
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72 jäsentä
4 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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tekijä: Ying Chen
70 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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tekijä: Nancy Huston
62 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 3.6
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spiphany
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61 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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55 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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spiphany
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spiphany: Born and raised in Japan, came to Germany as an adult. Writes mostly in German.
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48 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
3.9
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spiphany
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48 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
2.8
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spiphany
72
44 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
3.9
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spiphany
73
43 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 3.3
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spiphany
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spiphany: Swiss author. He has published mostly in German, sometimes in Swiss dialect. "Sez Ner" was written in Romansh and German.
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40 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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spiphany
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39 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
4.1
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Grew up in Germany, now lives in London and writes in English
76
39 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
3.8
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Medieval author who wrote in both Arabic and Catalan
77
34 jäsentä
4 arvostelua
3.9
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Japanese author - writes in French
78
32 jäsentä
4.2
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Wrote primarily in English, with the exception of this book, which was written in Irish.
79
30 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
4
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spiphany
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tekijä: Abbas Khider
29 jäsentä
3.1
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Fled Iraq due to political activities; now a German citizen who writes in German.
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tekijä: Jakov Lind
26 jäsentä
½ 4.3
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spiphany
82
26 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
3
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spiphany
83
21 jäsentä
3.8
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spiphany
84
tekijä: Valzhyna Mort
20 jäsentä
5
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Poet who writes in Belarusian and English
85
tekijä: Anne Weber
20 jäsentä
3.2
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spiphany
86
tekijä: Hideo Levy
20 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
2.8
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: American-born, educated in Taiwan and Japan as well as the US. Has written several novels in Japanese.
87
tekijä: Ariel Dorfman
19 jäsentä
5
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Argentinian/Chilean/American. Writes in both Spanish and English.
88
tekijä: Gennady Aigi
19 jäsentä
3.8
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: First poems written in Chuvash, later switched to Russian; also published translations into Chuvash
89
tekijä: Julien Green
19 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 3.5
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spiphany
90
tekijä: Yōko Tawada
18 jäsentä
½ 4.3
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Japanese-born author who came to Germany as an adult. She continues to write in both German and Japanese
91
tekijä: Izzet Celasin
18 jäsentä
3.8
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Turkish, came to Norway as a political refugee as an adult; author of one novel, written in Norwegian
92
18 jäsentä
½ 3.5
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Dilara86
93
16 jäsentä
½ 4.5
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Writes mostly in French, but also in Turkish and Kurdish
94
16 jäsentä
4
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spiphany
95
16 jäsentä
½ 3.5
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spiphany
96
tekijä: Grace Ogot
14 jäsentä
3
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spiphany
Selitykset
spiphany: Wrote in Luo and English
97
12 jäsentä
½ 4.5
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spiphany
98
12 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 3.7
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spiphany
99
10 jäsentä
5
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spiphany
100
tekijä: Zoë Jenny
10 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 2.5
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spiphany
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spiphany: Swiss native now living in London. Published several novels in German prior to this English-language novel.