Articles tagged "Cervantes"


WWB Weekend: Beach Reading

Image: Postcard of the Bahia Honda Bridge, Key West, Florida, 1930-1945. The Boston Public Library. As scores of people head to the shore for the weekend, we’re summering with...

WWB Weekend: Quixotic Visions

Portrait of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Juan de Jauregui y Aguilar, Wikimedia Commons  Last week the world mourned the death and celebrated the life of a uniquely creative, internationally...

Valeria Luiselli’s “The Story of My Teeth”

In 1934, at the beginning of the summer, during a ten-day voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City, Thomas Mann—the magisterial German writer whose lifelong dental preoccupations led...

Islamorada

During the twilight hours of one day in January, the professor and his wife arrived at a small motel on the beach at Islamorada, and checked in. After the New Year’s Eve parties, the place...

from “Why Translation Matters”

Why translation matters: the subject is so huge, so complex, and so dear to my heart that I have decided to begin my approach to it by answering the implicit question with another question, using...