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“Neglected Masterpieces of Foreign Fiction,” by William F.H. Lamont, Books Abroad, 1953

In this article from Books Abroad (now publishing as World Literature Today, Prof. William Lamont discussed eleven novels from Europe and Latin America he considered unjustly neglected.

Unfortunately, despite Prof. Lamont’s effort, all still are.

Cabin, Vincente Blasco-Ibanez
Dona Barbara, Romulo Gallegos
The Family at Gilje, Jonas Lie
The Little Demon, Fyodor Sologub
Niels Lyhne, Jens Peter Jacobsen
Pepita Jimenez, Juan Valera
Son of the Bondwoman, Emilia Pardo-Bazan
Timar’s Two Worlds, Maurus Jokai
The Village, Ivan Bunin
The Vortex, Jose Eustachio Rivera
With Fire and Sword, Henry Sienkiewicz

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  1. Please try the brilliant “The Tartar Steppe” by novelist and short-story writer Dino Buzzati. A classic of modern Italian literature, it is a salutary lesson about living for today.

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