. . . . and final destination.
The World Tour stops so far have been: Spain; Germany: Italy; Scandinavia; India; Russia; Switzerland; the Caribbean; France; eastern Europe; Latin America; Middle East; and Japan/China/Korea, though there's been wriggle-room: Germany includes other German-speaking countries, for example. (You can find those thread by using search box rt-hand side of this page.)
I'm looking for suggestions for books from countries not yet mentioned: Do you know of a neglected masterpiece from the Philippines, a great lark of a book from Borneo, or a book that you really really like from Namibia?
I'll start with Africa: Nagub Mahfouz, Adrift on the Nile, e. g. (Egypt)
The Scorpion, Albert Memmi (Tunisia, as I remember).
Netherlands: Marcellus Emants, A Posthumous Confession. Louis Couperus, Ecstasy, e.g. These two writers might, I'm guessing rather wildly, be universally known and studied in school in N'lands; a few modern books that while well-written are more accessible and are good reading are The Wild Numbers by Schogt, The Vanishing by Krabbe, and Beyond Sleep by Hermans.
Iran: (Or is this Middle East?) The Prince, by Golshiri.
Albania: (Or is this Eastern Europe?) Broken April, e.g., by Kadare.
Greece: Rien ne va Plus, Karapanou. Less literary but good are Stolen Time, Hatziyannidas and Little Infamies, Karnezis.
All suggestions welcome, including those for good books translated from Esperanto. . . .
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