Category: Margellos World Republic of Letters Series

An Afternoon at Ferme d’Auteuil

An Afternoon at Ferme d’Auteuil

Patrick Modiano— In the street, he unfolded the sheet she’d handed him. Written on it was: Kim, 288-15-28.      Strange first name. But it had something pert and cheerful… READ MORE

Hocus Bogus

Hocus Bogus

Romain Gary writing as Émile Ajar— There is no beginning. I was begotten—just like you—and since then I’ve been lumbered. I tried to get out of it every way I… READ MORE

Alex Zucker on Translation

Alex Zucker on Translation

Alex Zucker— The influence of Topolʼs early days as a poet are evident in his prose. An urgent propulsiveness, the vivid depiction of oppressive atmospheres interspersed with candescent moments of… READ MORE

The Orphanage (Revisited)

The Orphanage (Revisited)

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

Muscat, December 1992

Muscat, December 1992

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

Words as Grain

Words as Grain

Early this summer, we proudly released Duo Duo’s new collection of poems, Words as Grain. Lucas Klein, editor and translator of the career-spanning anthology, notes in his introduction that the… READ MORE

A Tribute to Theodore Margellos

A Tribute to Theodore Margellos

John Donatich— The recent passing of Theodore Margellos sent me to my bookshelf to look at the Margellos World Republic of Letters volumes lined up side by side. Together, they… READ MORE

A Conversation with Marilyn Booth

A Conversation with Marilyn Booth

This month, Yale University Press published Voices of the Lost by Hoda Barakat, a chilling novel that weaves together a series of devastating confessions about life in contemporary Arab society.  Set… READ MORE

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