Carolina Orloff – Best Books of All Time

Alex Irimia, an LTAC student member and PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Western University, interviews Carolina Orloff, scholar, translator, and co-founder of Edinburgh-based Charco Press. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Carolina has made significant contributions to Latin American literature, cinema and translation theory as an experienced researcher specializing in Julio Cortazar studies; publishing extensively in literature, film and translation theory fields including Die, My Love as one of Charco’s inaugural titles. This list will come handy if you want to read a book after a game of slot on any of the online casinos reviewed on the

1. Die My Love

Alexandra Irimia of LTAC interviews scholar, translator, and co-founder of Edinburgh-based Charco Press Carolina Orloff about her work as publisher and main editor for Charco Press imprint. Carolina is passionate about sharing Latin American literature with English speaking readers through Charco Press imprint.

Die My Love by Argentina’s Ana Perna was her debut in English (first published as Matate, amor). A trilogy about family life, mental illness and everyday experience: from its protagonist’s inability to look her son directly in the eye to masturbating her pet cat obsessively until its final scene depicting a party complete with banners and bumper cars as guests is truly beautiful and terrifying all at the same time.

Harwicz’s skill at crafting fiction that seduces, mesmerises and refuses to relent is clear in this novel of revenge and mother-daughter dysfunction; Sarah Moses and Annie McDermott’s English translation has already made waves among readers worldwide. Like his other works, this one too stands as both an exercise of his extraordinary talent as well as an act of protest against oppression prevalent today.

2. The Adventures of China Iron

Gabriela Cabezon Camara’s The Adventures of China Iron subverts these foundational fictions through Gabriela Cabezon Camara’s playful fiction.

China Iron, later renamed Josephine Star Iron, travels through Argentina’s pampas with her new friend and eventual lover Liz, from Scotland. Together they experience Argentina’s turbulent frontier culture as well as deep indigenous territories and complex political struggles first-hand.

China and Liz witness how civilizing forces were exerting themselves after government agents forced gauchos from their land, forcing them to settle cities and towns as forced emigrants. Repressing traditions and work requirements; imposing stringent rules; meting out harsh punishments; leading to morale problems among Argentines resulting in loss of community spirit among them all – these forces exerting themselves as China and Liz experience what’s transpiring at first-hand.

As a result, China Iron’s two friends discover they can create their own pleasure without men around, proving it’s possible to lead fulfilling lives despite difficult circumstances. Her Adventures of China Iron is an inspiring feminist tale which celebrates liberation from oppressive structures while celebrating how love conquers all obstacles in her path to happiness.

Carolina Orloff is an accomplished writer, translator, and researcher specializing in contemporary Latin American literature, cinema and politics. She is well known for her contributions to establishing independent publishing houses; among these is Charco Press – an Edinburgh based publisher that specialises in translations from Latin America.

3. The House of the Scorpion

Carolina Orloff is an accomplished translator and researcher of Argentina’s literature, politics and culture. In 2016, she cofounded Charco Press – an independent publishing house dedicated to English translations of Latin American contemporary literature – serving as publishing director and main editor. Additionally, Carolina translated Ariana Harwicz’s Die My Love as cotranslator as well. Feebleminded follows suit with its mix of high and low culture — from childish ditties to scatological jokes as well as fast-paced discussions of narrative form and multiculturalism — in an unforgettable read; ultimately this novel explores our dark desires as well as our desperate emotions which drive us all whether we realize them or not.

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4. The House of the Scorpions

Carolina Orloff is an academic translator specializing in contemporary Argentinian literature and culture. In 2016, she co-founded Charco Press, an independent publishing house dedicated to translating Latin American literature into English; where she serves as publishing director and main editor. Her translations reflect her unique ability to bridge high and low culture through everything from childish rhymes and scatological jokes to fast-paced discussions on narrative form and multiculturalism; additionally she co-translated Ariana Harwicz’s Die My Love novel with Ariana Harwicz herself!

5. The House of the Scorpions

A collectible paperback edition of this modern classic, which won the National Book Award, Newbery Honor, and Printz Honor awards: an account of an evil drug-dealing empire located along the US-Mexico border and led by its successor.

Carolina Orloff hails from Buenos Aires but now resides in Edinburgh, where her expertise in translating and researching Latin American literature lies. As co-founder of Charco Press – an independent publishing house dedicated to translating contemporary Latin American literature into English – where she serves as Publishing Director/Main Editor; additionally she has published extensively about Julio Cortazar and is responsible for translating Ariana Harwicz’s Die, My Love book into English language translations.

Orloff offers an ominous tale in The House of the Scorpions by exploring a dystopic world in which cloning is both possible and practiced, where child slavery, environmental degradation, and people treated like mere objects of power by those in power are commonplace. But in such an unstable environment Matt, an El Patron-clone created from DNA extracted from an extensive opium empire’s head, finds his own means to survive as an independent individual in this strange new society.

The House of the Scorpions is an engaging, breathtaking, and thought-provoking tale that will make you question what it means to be human. One of the great books ever written.