Friday, July 24, 2015

WITMonth Prep | The Classics Challenge | Part 3

Parts 1 and 2 here. Note: Titles in bold are readily available and are in print (in English). Translator names were not included in order to prevent any confusion as regards specific editions.
  • "The First Day" and Other Stories (c. 20th century) - Dvora Baron - Hebrew
  • Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar (1886) - Emily Ruete - German
  • The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova (c. 20th century) - Anna Akhmatova - Russian
  • The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River (1948) - Ding Ling - Chinese
  • The Chinese Book of Etiquette and Conduct for Women and Girls / Lessons for Women (c. 1st century) - Ban Zhao - Chinese
  • The Field of Life and Death & Tales of Hulan River (1938, 1942) - Xiao Hong - Chinese
  • From Wonso Pond (1934) - Kang Kyŏng-ae - Korean
  • Black Butterflies: Selected Poetry (c. 20th century) - Ingrid Jonker - Afrikaans
  • Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral (c. 20th century) - Gabriela Mistral - Spanish
  • Gabriela Mistral: A Reader (c. 20th century) - Gabriela Mistral - Spanish
  • My Heart Flooded with Water: Selected Poems (c. 20th century) - Alfonsina Storni - Spanish
  • Jerusalem (1902) - Selma Lagerlöf - Swedish
  • After the Divorce (1902) - Grazia Deledda - Italian
  • Kristin Lavransdatter (1922) - Sigrid Undset - Norwegian
  • Collected Poems I: 1944-1949 (c. 20th century) - Nelly Sachs - German
And a couple collections or authors with collections of stories ranging from before 1960 and after:
  • Women's Poetry of Late Imperial China: Transforming the Inner Chambers - Chinese
  • Silvina Ocampo
  • Tove Jansson
As always, this list cannot remotely be considered complete. While I'm uncertain that I'll have the time to publish another Classics Challenge list before WITMonth itself, it is important to note that the main reason these lists are so short is not because there are too few books by women writers in languages other than English, rather that the plethora of poetry collections, novels, essay collections and more is simply untranslated. I'll be writing about that some more in the coming days.

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