5 items for $40: Just $8 each!
For just $40, your 2016 subscription to Two Lines Press will include 5 titles: 3 new single-author books, plus two issues of our journal of translation Two Lines.
At $8.00 per item, that’s a savings of well over 1/3 off the cover price. There will also, most likely, be subscriber-only goodies popping up in your mailbox along the way . . .
Quiet Creature on the Corner by João Gilberto Noll, translated by Adam Morris
Our first 2016 title will be Quiet Creature on the Corner by João Gilberto Noll, whose novels have never before appeared in English. This metaphysical mystery resembles the films of David Lynch in its quietly surreal manner. It centers around a poet who inexplicably rapes a woman, is thrown into jail, and then is abruptly taken to a manor house where all he must do is . . . write poetry. As the novel progresses, cause and effect become increasingly detached, and Noll challenges us to ponder whether it’s really possible to make sense of our psyches at all.
A Spare Life by Lidija Dimkovska, translated by Christina E. Kramer
From the tiny nation of Macedonia comes this book by an author about which the Poetry Foundation says, “The truth is she’s unstoppable and will not be ignored.” Already the author of acclaimed poetry collections with Copper Canyon Press and Ugly Ducking Presse, Lidija Dimkovska here makes her English-language debut at a novelist with a meaty book about twins conjoined at the head. Both an affecting portrait of life in a little-known part of the world and the strange life-story of sharing your body with another person, A Spare Life is unlike any book we here at Two Lines Press have previously done.
Trysting by Emmanuelle Pagano, translated by Jennifer Higgins and Sophie Lewis
Third up for 2016 is the remarkable Trysting by Emmanuelle Pagano, translated by Jennifer Higgins and Sophie Lewis, which we’re describing as Edouard Levé meets Marguerite Duras. In over 100 fragments, author Emmanuelle Pagano recounts a shocking range of romantic incidents that reveal the wide-ranging, remarkable—and utterly strange—forms that love can take. A book that shows you that each and every love is unique, but also resembles all the others.
Two Lines Issue 24 and Issue 25
The latest issues of our acclaimed journal of international literature! One comes in the spring, the other in the fall, and each issue includes around a dozen languages/regions to keep you up-to-date on the remarkable forms that the art of literature can take all over the world.
Note, subscriptions are auto-renewing (which can be disabled in Paypal), and the domestic subscription requires an extra shipping fee.
Praise for Two Lines Press and Two Lines
“I’d trust anything from Two Lines Press, which has quickly set itself at the vanguard of translated literature in America.” — Jonathon Sturgeon, Flavorwire
“A venturesome non-profit press dedicated to publishing works in translation which may well be the foremost such enterprise on the West Coast.” — Elliott Bay Book Company
“Two Lines Press has some of the most beautiful covers in the business, and the authors to match them.” — Diesel, A Bookstore
“Endeavors such as Two Lines . . . are on the front lines of expanding our access to literary voices that would otherwise be simply inaccessible to American readers.” — Los Angeles Review of Books
“Two Lines is perhaps that mysterious foreigner moved to town—that tall, darkly dressed foreigner knowledgeable of things about which the rest of us are only dimly aware.” — Travis Kurowski, Poets & Writers