I’m considering compiling a 2014 group read of foreign fiction, but I approach such a task with trepidation. Many have done it far better in the past than I am likely to do at any point in the future. That said, here are a few ideas I am kicking around:
1.) Off the beaten path in European literature at the end of the 19th century. Reading Eça de Queiros, Leopardi, Gautier, Alas, Raabe, and others.
2.) Joseph Roth. All of it in English, along with his letters.
3.) The Spanish civil war. Rivas, de Lope, and Marias’s YFT, among others.