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With our unique bi-monthly book subscription boxes, you will discover the best literary fiction from around the world. Our subscription boxes for book lovers offers the easiest way to experience literary classics & the best of contemporary fiction. So, if you’re ready to read the most diverse & captivating literary works on earth, sign up for our Boxwalla bi-monthly book subscription box. Below are the 3 variations of the October Book Box that you can choose from.

  • No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

    BOOK SUBSCRIPTION BOX 1: OSAMU DAZAI + ALEXANDER CHEE

    $29.95 $

    December Book Box 1 features No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai and The Best American Essays 2022 selected by Alexander Chee.

    No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

    Translated from the Japanese by Donald Keene

    Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.

    Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. His attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a “clown” to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness. Still one of the ten bestselling books in Japan, No Longer Human is an important and unforgettable modern classic: “The struggle of the individual to fit into a normalizing society remains just as relevant today as it was at the time of writing.” (The Japan Times)

    The Best American Essays 2022

    A collection of the year’s best essays, selected by award-winning writer Alexander Chee.

    Alexander Chee, an essayist of “virtuosity and power” (Washington Post), selects twenty essays out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.

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    BOOK SUBSCRIPTION BOX 2: OSAMU DAZAI + DAŠA DRNDIĆ

    $29.95 $

    December Book Box 2 features No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai and Doppelgänger by Daša Drndić

    No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

    Translated from the Japanese by Donald Keene

    Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.

    Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. His attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a “clown” to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness. Still one of the ten bestselling books in Japan, No Longer Human is an important and unforgettable modern classic: “The struggle of the individual to fit into a normalizing society remains just as relevant today as it was at the time of writing.” (The Japan Times)

    Doppelgänger by Daša Drndić

    Translated from the Croatian by S.D. Curtis and Celia Hawkesworth

    Longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019, a swift, biting novel from the late Croatian master, Daša Drndić.

    Two elderly people, Artur and Isabella, meet and have a passionate sexual encounter on New Year’s Eve. Details of the lives of Artur, a retired Yugoslav army captain, and Isabella, a Holocaust survivor, are listed in police dossiers. As they fight loneliness and aging, they take comfort in small things: for Artur, a collection of 274 hats; for Isabella, a family of garden gnomes who live in her apartment. Later, we meet the ill-fated Pupi, who dreamed of becoming a sculptor but instead became a chemist and then a spy. As Eileen Battersby wrote, “As he stands, in the zoo, gazing at a pair of rhinos, in a city most likely present-day Belgrade, this battered Everyman feels very alone: ‘I would like to tell someone, anyone, I’d like to tell someone: I buried Mother today.’” Pupi sets out to correct his family’s crimes by returning silverware to its original Jewish owner through the help of an unlikely friend, a pawnbroker.

    Described by Daša Drndić as “my ugly little book,” Doppelgänger was her personal favorite.

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    BOOK SUBSCRIPTION BOX 3: OSAMU DAZAI + PATRICK WHITE

    $29.95 $

    December Book Box 3 features No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai and Riders In The Chariot by Patrick White

    No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

    Translated from the Japanese by Donald Keene

    Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.

    Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. His attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a “clown” to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness. Still one of the ten bestselling books in Japan, No Longer Human is an important and unforgettable modern classic: “The struggle of the individual to fit into a normalizing society remains just as relevant today as it was at the time of writing.” (The Japan Times)

    Riders In The Chariot by Patrick White

    Patrick White’s brilliant 1961 novel, set in an Australian suburb, intertwines four deeply different lives. An Aborigine artist, a Holocaust survivor, a beatific washerwoman, and a childlike heiress are each blessed—and stricken—with visionary experiences that may or may not allow them to transcend the machinations of their fellow men. Tender and lacerating, pure and profane, subtle and sweeping, Riders in the Chariot is one of the Nobel Prize winner’s boldest books.

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What Types of Books Are Included in the Book Subscription Boxes?

Our selections include, classic novels, the best of contemporary fiction & translated literature. Writers we have showcased in past boxes include: Olga Tocarkzuk, Svetlana Alexeivich, Enrique Vilas Matas, Jon Fosse, Cesar Aira, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Julio Cortazar, Clarice Lispector, Edwidge Danticat, Magda Szabo, Natalia Ginzburg, Mavis Gallant, Barbara Pym, and more.

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Are translations ever as good as the original book?

We work really hard, with publishers and translators, to only select books for the book boxes, whose translations are great and do justice to the literary merit of the original book. If the book is great but the translation is not, we wait for better translations to be released.

 
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