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Questions tagged [literature]

For all types of Esperanto literature

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Nobel Prize winning literature translated to Esperanto

Which books that won the Noble Prize for Literature have been translated to Esperanto? For those that have been, where are they available from?
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Why does the name “The Lord of the Rings” use 'l'' instead of 'la'?

Is there a reason for the Esperanto name of the The Lord of the Rings having a ''' (single quote) in its name? I mean, it's "La mastro de l' ringoj", but why isn't it "la ringoj"? Is it some kind of ...
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Why “kion” instead of “kiun” in this sentence?

In the Fundamenta Krestomatio (“La naskiĝo de la tabako”), I found the following sentence: Ve al vi, kiu tiel malbone volas repagi la bonaĵon, kion oni faras al vi! I know there are differences ...
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Song in esperanto

There was a song: "En vi kai mi", like "This is the moon and this is you" (or me I don't remember). If you know it please tell the name and who sing it and where may I hear it again? Thank you
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book search engine?

I think that I stumbled upon a web search engine with an index of many esperanto books. You could search for phrases, and it replied with findings in these books, complete with title, author and so on....
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What motivated the choice of Esperanto in the Saga comic?

In the Saga comic by Brian K Vaughan (https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/saga), the Blue language of the magic-using inhabitants of the moon Wreath, is represented by Esperanto, often badly ...
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Where can I find science fiction novels originally written in Esperanto?

I know Esperanto has been used in science fiction like Red Dwarf, but I'd like to read sf novels or short stories written in Esperanto. Where can I find them?
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List of Original Esperanto Works

Excluding magazines, can you provide a list of original (non-translated) Esperanto literature? It may be translated from Esperanto to other languages but the original work should have been in ...
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How do people publish books in Esperanto?

Are there official publishers who work with Esperanto authors? Or is there some sort of semi-vanity publishing arrangement for most Esperanto works?
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At which point an esperantist should read the Fundamenta Krestomatio?

Zamenhof presented the Fundamenta Krestomatio as a model of Eo style (modelo de esperanta stilo). This gives the impression that any Esperantist who wants to write good Eo should read that book. But ...
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Is there an award for Esperanto literature?

Or the question could be: "Is there something similar to the Nobel prize in literature just for Esperanto works?"
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Are there any reverse novels in Esperanto?

A reverse novel is one which the story is told in reverse chronological order, such as by presenting the chapters to be read in reverse order. It might seem that a crime novel told in such a way would ...
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Is there someone tweeting about new Esperanto books?

I'd like to follow som new media that give me updates on new, interesting books. I'm already in Literatura Babilejo on Facebook and Telegram, but I'm looking for different channels. Is there maybe ...
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Which is the longest book published in Esperanto?

I stumbled across this article and started wondering about Esperanto. Could someone have translated Proust's novel? Would there be a market for it? Anyway, I want to know which book, preferably in a ...
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What were Clarence Bicknell's Esperanto translations of Alfred Tennyson's poems published in?

I've found a lot of places claiming that he produced these translations, but no one seems to know where they were published(or whether they still exist at all in any format, for that matter).
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Has the NaNoWriMo ever been completed in Esperanto?

NaNoWriMo is an event where people try to write a novel with more than 50 000 words during the month of November. The 2013 edition had 310 095 participants and 42 221 winners. I know some people have ...
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Kio estas Esperanto sumoo?

Iu demandis min en la Literatura Babilejo se mi partoprenos al la Esperanto sumoo. Mi iomete legis pri tio en la reto, sed fakte: kio estas tio?
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Where do I find online bookshelves with ebooks or PDFs written in Esperanto?

Since Esperanto has existed since 1887, there should be some ebooks (e.g. original texts or early translations), maybe also some later works that were made available for private use by the author/...
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How many books are there in Esperanto?

I felt pretty motivated about reading Esperanto literature, especially after finding the baza legolisto, and thought "I'll cover the basics in a year!". After reading this article I felt a bit ...
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Where can I find free Esperanto audiobooks?

With audiobooks, we can enjoy the literature in Esperanto handfree and anywhere. Where can I find some of them?
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How can I find out if a book has been translated to Esperanto?

Say for example that I want to know if the book "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller has ever been translated to Esperanto. It does not necessarily need to be available for purchase, or even ever been ...
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Ĉu ekzistas pentristoj en esperantujo?

Estas verkistoj, sed mi ne povas trovi iajn pentristojn. Ĉu eĉ tiaj ekzistas?
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Is there an Esperanto publisher that I could buy books from?

I have found a few authors writing in Esperanto. I'd like there to be more of that in the future. I have found quite a few things for free on the internet. Instead of that, I'd like to know that when ...
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Where can I interact with other Esperanto speakers about literature?

I'd like to interact with other Esperanto speakers (preferably in Esperanto) about literature. I already know about the Literatura Babilejo on Telegram and the Duolingo Esperanto Learners Facebook ...
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What are examples of Esperanto-given names?

I am looking for Esperanto given names, e.g., used in Esperanto literature or as esperantisations of real names. What are examples besides Ludoviko?
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Is there a list of recommended reading for beginners?

When someone starts learning a language, there are some novels that really should be required reading (if we're going that route of learning). Esperanto has a lot of literature. Is there a list of ...
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Is there an Esperanto literary canon?

Every country has a set of novels that one can read to understand the culture and history. It isn't set in stone, new additions are made and some works might represent a certain era. Which books are ...
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What are some notable examples of novels that are only available in Esperanto? [closed]

I am interested in better understanding the body of Esperanto literature. Are there awards for notable books? Which Esperanto novels hold special historical and cultural significance? Are their ...