Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far)Wondering where to start? Read on for our far from exhaustive list of 10 titles in translation that won critics over this year. You can check out the French Embassy Book Department's picks here. Midnight in the Century Victor Serge, trans. This hypnotic book estranges life, marriage, motherhood, and memory like no other book in recent memory.
21st Century French Fiction: Books
Actually, constructing a canon of any kind is a little weird at the moment, when so much of how we measure cultural value is in flux., Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
Translated by Sam Taylor. Publication date: Jan. Translated by Charlotte Mandell. In this magisterial, exquisitely erudite novel, the insomniac meditations of the bedridden and lovelorn musicologist Franz Ritter take the reader on a vast, crisscrossing perambulation through the rich history of the commingling of Orient and Occident in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Translated by George Miller.