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A Little Book True to Its Title

A Little Book True to Its Title

Richard Sieburth— The title of this never-to-be-finished book, My Heart Laid Bare, was also drawn from one of Poeʼs “Marginalia,” in which the author of the “Tell-Tale Heart” had thrown… 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

To the Unsung Interpreters

To the Unsung Interpreters

Nile Green— Today we take all sorts of cultural knowledge for granted. Few people nowadays have probably never heard of the Buddha or Confucius. Yet much of today’s global understanding… READ MORE

Why Translation Matters

Why Translation Matters

In Why Translation Matters, acclaimed translator Edith Grossman argues for the cultural importance of translation and for a more encompassing and nuanced appreciation of the translator’s role. For Grossman, translation has a transcendent… READ MORE

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