The Margellos World Republic of Letters

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The Cecile and Theodore Margellos World Republic of Letters series identifies works of cultural and artistic significance previously overlooked by translators and publishers, as well as important contemporary authors whose work has not yet been translated into English.

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The Orphanage (Revisited)

December 16, 2021

Earlier this year, Yale University Press published the excerpt below from The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan, translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. We are revisiting this piece today… READ MORE

“Uncompromising”: Ludwig Hohl and the Prose that will Survive

November 16, 2021

Joshua Cohen— The Swiss writer Ludwig Hohl (1904–1980) spent the bulk of his final decades—the decades during which he received his only acclaim—living poor in a Geneva basement strung with… READ MORE

Muscat, December 1992

October 7, 2021

Sonallah Ibrahim— As Fathy pulled the seat belt across his chest he said, “Please fasten your seat belt or we’re doomed. Traffic cops here are tough, nothing like in your… READ MORE

Featured Authors

Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano

Invisible Ink
Sinan Antoon
Can Xue
Claudio Magris

Claudio Magris

Blameless
Serhiy Zhadan

Serhiy Zhadan

Orphanage
Antonio Lobo Antunes

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