CounterPunch's Favorite 100 Nonfiction Books In Translation


| July 13, 2001


CounterPunch's Favorite 100 Nonfiction Books In Translation, Published Since 1900, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, CounterPunch
With the sun's heat blazing down upon us and the languid days of summer in full swing, the thought of lounging in the shade with a book becomes even more appealing than usual. Luckily, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair at the sassy political newsletter CounterPunch have done a follow-up to their popular list, '100 Books of Nonfiction First Published in English,' this time focusing on nonfiction books that have been translated into English. This new list covers topics as diverse as expeditions to the South Pole and the poetics of space to the history of Russian literature and guerilla warfare. While it doesn't contain many women writers, the authors included on the list range from Pele (the former Brazilian soccer star) to Mao Tse-Tung and beyond. The variety ensures that anyone can find a book to match their interests. Each book listed is linked to Amazon.com for easy purchase, but most (if not all) can certainly be found at the local library (which probably has air conditioning).
--Lindsey Dickinson

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