What is your favorite book from your own country?
Sensacional de traileros.
Have read that much about my own country tbh
>tfw your country has never published a book that is considered literature
the only choice Northern Ireland offers
I just realized a whole list of books I'd like to name are not from my country, even though they are written in my language. Der Prozess, Die Blendung, Homo Faber...
Guess I'll go with Faust 2.
I may be forgetting something better, but this one is among the top.
For some reason, Austria had a surprising number of good literature in the last century.
This probably, but I don't read much. The movie is one of my favorites too.
True, I never seen Zweig mentioned specifically, I think.
Odd, considering how much he's written and how famous he was even during his life-time.
And yes, Welt von Gestern is an amazing book.
meu neguin, muito bom.
Meu favorito é Morte e Vida Severina.
Foi morte matada... Ou morte morrida?
>100 years of soliude
>tfw Gabo lived in my home town
>tfw when i never met him
"Professor Mmaa's Lecture" by Stefan Themerson. It's a satire on the nature of humanity, ideologies and blind fanaticism (Themerson writes mostly about Europe in the 30's). Impressive but rather unknown. English translation is available, if someone is interested.
Beside that, I also love "Solaris" by Stanislaw Lem, "Ferdydurke" by Witold Gombrowicz, Jacek Dukaj's "Ice" and "The Street of Crocodiles" by Bruno Schulz (kafkaesque, oniric short stories)
To be fair anything by Murakami is shit though
El Que Tiene Sed, by Abelardo Castillo.
I haven't read many chilean literature, but from the few things I have read I will pick "Tengo miedo torero" from Pedro Lemebel.
I mean he had some tumblr-tier ideas about gender and sexuality, but he had an amazing prose, and I enjoyed every single part he represented Pinochet as some dumbass who was controlled by his wife.
>inb4 why not Neruda or Mistral
I like some of their poems, but I'm not a big fan of poetry to begin with.
A Paixão Segundo G. H. or maybe Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas.
All of the greatest literature from the last 2 centuries were written in USA ( or at least one of the Americas) so I don't really think that's a fair question, OP. It's just making non American plebs feel bad about their shitty illiterate countries.
I'm from USA but South American Literature is actually pretty legit.
You third world savages should be proud of your accomplishments.
Someday you will be able to write as well as the great American masters.
If you think that Marquez and his magical realism is better than The Constitution, aka the greatest piece of literature ever written, then you deserve a one-way trip to Guantanamo Bay prison.
Well, shit. Pic related might be a good candidate.
You clearly are, signor esptupidicchio. Italy's a festering backwater. The last thing they produced of worth was around the time of Christ.
You may as well save your effort and not even post your fucking retarded counter-argument btw, you've already lost.
Landscape painted with tea
I am in Quebec and they kept trying to shove QC authors down our throats in secondary school, that said Anne Hébert is not bad, and there were a few other mandatory reading books that I liked but I don't remember the names.
No idea regarding Anglo authors, read the standard shit 1984 and Brave New World in English class.
probably pic related
>inb4 pay denbts
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands
"The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself: With a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor" by James Hogg
>you wanna fight about it?
>>tfw you still remember a book you read in elementary
Lugones' Romanzas del Buen Invierno
Read El Payador? It's a great essay (so to speak) on Fierro.