Here are some new releases I’ve got my eye on this month.
As always, this list is taken from my Interesting New Books page, where you can find many more of the 2017 releases I’m watching out for. And you can follow me on Twitter for even more book recommendations.
Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin. May 2. Her other book (Last Words from Montmartre) got deserved comparisons to Lispector.
40 Sonnets by Don Paterson. May 2.
Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre. May 2. An icon of Haitian literature who has been underappreciated in translation.
Milena, or The Most Beautiful Femur in the World by Jorge Zepeda Patterson. May 2. I would definitely check out anything Adrian Nathan West translates.
House of Names by Colm Toibin. May 9. A new novel by Colm Toibin. That’s a big fucking deal.
General Intellects: Twenty Five Thinkers for the 21st Century by McKenzie Wark. May 9. A lot of thinkers to know about in here.
The Invented Part by Rodrigo Fresán. May 16. Fresán is a huge talent, and this is a huge book.
Prose Architectures by Renee Gladman. May 16.
Wolf Hunt by Ivailo Petrov. May 16.
Nest in the Bones: Stories by Antonio Benedetto. May 23. Never-before-translated stories by the author of Zama. Need I say more?
The Illustrious House of Ramires by José Maria de Eça de Queirós. May 23. Eça de Queirós was a god, and this is a translation by another deity (Margaret Jull Costa), so make sure to take a look.
The Table by Francis Ponge. May 23.
The Little Buddhist Monk & The Proof by César Aira. May 30. More Aira.