Translingualism

Beskrivning
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.
1
13,084 medlemmar
161 recensioner
3.9
4 Members
Dilara86, spiphany, ahef1963, mspixieears
Förklaringar
mspixieears: originally written in French while author was living there
2
53,275 medlemmar
1,305 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
3
28,141 medlemmar
386 recensioner
½ 3.6
2 Members
spiphany, mspixieears
Förklaringar
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
4
27,871 medlemmar
576 recensioner
½ 4.3
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
Förklaringar
spiphany: An early version of "Night" was published in Yiddish; Wiesel later wrote a shorter version in French.
5
23,842 medlemmar
389 recensioner
½ 3.6
6
8,008 medlemmar
140 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
7
2,290 medlemmar
30 recensioner
½ 3.5
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: This is the first of Kundera's novels written in French; his previous works were in Czech
8
1,566 medlemmar
33 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Förklaringar
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
9
935 medlemmar
17 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Translated from Kikuyu into English by the author
10
46 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.3
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Indian author who writes in French
11
15 medlemmar
4
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Ethnic Tuvan Mongolian author who writes in German.
12
6,976 medlemmar
234 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
13
2,937 medlemmar
97 recensioner
3.9
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: American and French author. His first novel, Bad Voltage, was written in English; Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones) in French
14
2,418 medlemmar
33 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Danish writer who lived in Kenya for nearly two decades. She wrote in English and self-translated into Danish.
15
1,610 medlemmar
28 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Although Wilde was an Anglo-Irish writer and published almost exclusively in English, he chose to write "Salomé" in French.
16
1,588 medlemmar
32 recensioner
4.1
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Potocki was a Polish nobleman; he was educated in Geneva and travelled extensively around Europe and Asia. He wrote in French.
17
1,582 medlemmar
36 recensioner
3.9
Member
spiphany
18
1,304 medlemmar
54 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
19
1,303 medlemmar
42 recensioner
3.1
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Written in French, although Beckford generally wrote in English
20
1,289 medlemmar
68 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
21
1,221 medlemmar
63 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Mexican writer living in the US. This is her fifth novel and the first written in English.
22
1,065 medlemmar
12 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
23
1,040 medlemmar
65 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Raised in China and wrote several novels in Chinese. Now based mostly in London. This was her first novel written in English.
24
985 medlemmar
18 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
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.
25
884 medlemmar
56 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
26
759 medlemmar
46 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
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.
27
738 medlemmar
53 recensioner
4.1
Member
spiphany
28
720 medlemmar
21 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Native language German; came to the US at 18, publications have been exclusively in English
29
714 medlemmar
13 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
spiphany
30
675 medlemmar
25 recensioner
3.9
Member
spiphany
31
659 medlemmar
22 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Wrote in Dutch and self-translated/rewrote in English.
32
623 medlemmar
19 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
33
615 medlemmar
47 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Finnish writer living in the UK. She wrote each of her novels in both a Finnish and an English version.
34
608 medlemmar
31 recensioner
3.9
Member
spiphany
35
583 medlemmar
41 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Afghan writer now living in France. Several early works in Dari. This is his first work written in French
36
550 medlemmar
20 recensioner
4.2
Member
spiphany
37
513 medlemmar
21 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
spiphany
38
442 medlemmar
11 recensioner
½ 4.5
Member
spiphany
39
400 medlemmar
24 recensioner
½ 3.3
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Icelandic author of several novels in his native tongue. This novel was written in English.
40
373 medlemmar
5 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
41
359 medlemmar
5 recensioner
4.1
Member
spiphany
42
356 medlemmar
26 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Author of Russian origin who moved to Germany as a teenager. She writes in German.
43
325 medlemmar
12 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
44
315 medlemmar
33 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: French author who writes in English
45
192 medlemmar
3 recensioner
3.9
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Switched back and forth between his native German and English several times, depending on where he was living at the time.
46
188 medlemmar
4.1
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Although German was Rilke's primary language, he wrote about 400 poems in French (as well as a handful in Russian)
47
185 medlemmar
5 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
48
184 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
49
180 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Wrote in French and sometimes in English, and self-translated several of his novels. Neither language was his mother tongue.
50
167 medlemmar
3 recensioner
3.8
Member
Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: The author wrote The Horse of Pride in Breton, then translated it into French himself.
51
160 medlemmar
11 recensioner
4.1
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Author wrote first draft in English, then rewrote in German, then translated it back into English.
52
158 medlemmar
11 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Written in a mixture of French and Spanish.
53
157 medlemmar
6 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
54
149 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
55
138 medlemmar
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
56
132 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.3
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: "The Hostage" was written in Irish; the author also wrote an English adaptation. Behan's other works are in English.
57
131 medlemmar
7 recensioner
4.2
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Writes in Slovenian and German
58
114 medlemmar
2 recensioner
2.9
Member
spiphany
59
111 medlemmar
4 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Writes in Albanian and Italian
60
101 medlemmar
10 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
61
99 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
62
95 medlemmar
5 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
63
84 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.1
Member
spiphany
64
82 medlemmar
3.9
Member
spiphany
65
80 medlemmar
4 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
66
72 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
67
62 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
68
61 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.3
Member
spiphany
69
57 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Born and raised in Japan, came to Germany as an adult. Writes mostly in German.
70
49 medlemmar
1 recension
3.9
Member
spiphany
71
49 medlemmar
2 recensioner
2.8
Member
spiphany
72
44 medlemmar
1 recension
3.9
Member
spiphany
73
43 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.3
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Swiss author. He has published mostly in German, sometimes in Swiss dialect. "Sez Ner" was written in Romansh and German.
74
41 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
spiphany
75
39 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4.1
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Grew up in Germany, now lives in London and writes in English
76
39 medlemmar
1 recension
3.8
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Medieval author who wrote in both Arabic and Catalan
77
34 medlemmar
4 recensioner
3.9
Member
Dilara86
Förklaringar
Dilara86: Japanese author - writes in French
78
32 medlemmar
4.2
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Wrote primarily in English, with the exception of this book, which was written in Irish.
79
32 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3
Member
spiphany
80
31 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
81
29 medlemmar
3.1
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Fled Iraq due to political activities; now a German citizen who writes in German.
82
25 medlemmar
½ 4.3
Member
spiphany
83
21 medlemmar
3.8
Member
spiphany
84
21 medlemmar
3.2
Member
spiphany
85
20 medlemmar
5
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Poet who writes in Belarusian and English
86
20 medlemmar
1 recension
2.8
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: American-born, educated in Taiwan and Japan as well as the US. Has written several novels in Japanese.
87
19 medlemmar
3.8
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: First poems written in Chuvash, later switched to Russian; also published translations into Chuvash
88
19 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
89
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Argentinian/Chilean/American. Writes in both Spanish and English.
90
18 medlemmar
½ 4.3
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Japanese-born author who came to Germany as an adult. She continues to write in both German and Japanese
91
18 medlemmar
3.8
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Turkish, came to Norway as a political refugee as an adult; author of one novel, written in Norwegian
92
18 medlemmar
½ 3.5
Member
Dilara86
93
17 medlemmar
½ 4.5
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Writes mostly in French, but also in Turkish and Kurdish
94
Member
spiphany
95
16 medlemmar
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
96
15 medlemmar
3
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Wrote in Luo and English
97
12 medlemmar
½ 4.5
Member
spiphany
98
12 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.7
Member
spiphany
99
10 medlemmar
5
Member
spiphany
100
10 medlemmar
3.8
Member
spiphany