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The Pharmacist’s First Report

The following is an excerpt from Lúcio Cardoso’s Chronicle of a Murdered House, forthcoming in December 2016 from Open Letter Books. My name is Aurélio dos Santos, and for many years I have been established in our small town with a business selling medicines and pharmaceutical products. Indeed my shop could be considered the only such establishment in the town, for there is little competition from the stall selling homeopathic remedies on the Praça da...

Translation Roundup

READ Interviews, Articles, Reviews In the latest Circumference podcast, Montana Ray speaks to Yusef Komunyakaa, Goutam Datta, and Subodh Sarkar about an anthology of African American poets, edited by Datta and translated into Bengali: Ami Amar Mritur Por Sadhinota Chai Na (I Do Not Want My Freedom When I Am Dead). Three Percent reviews Franz Kafka's Amerika: The Missing Person, translated by Mark Harman, and wonders how to still be surprised by the...

Translation Roundup

READ Interviews, Articles, Reviews An old Ethiopian farmer's story about an ant inspired a lifetime of collecting and translating children's books for New Zealand-born writer Elizabeth Laird. In a recent interview on World Literature Today, she talks about Ethiopia's linguistic complexities, Ferdowsi's tenth-century epic poem The Shahnameh, and meeting storytellers from around the world. Sasson Somekh, an Israeli translator and literary historian of Iraqi Jewish...

The Week in Translation

GO what: Translator and WWB contributor Margaret Jull Costa Discusses Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago when: Monday, August 13, 7-10pm where: Book Club of California, 312 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA more info: http://ow.ly/cV6Bg what: David Bellos talks to author Jennie Erdal about Is That A Fish In Your Ear? when: Tuesday, August 14, 5-6pm where: “The Art of Translation” at the Edinburgh International Book Festival more info: http://ow.ly/cV6ER what: Richard Morais...

The Week in Translation

GO what: "Monet to Mallarmé": Mary Ann Caws, Paul Legault, Susan Mitchell, and Laila Pedro read from the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé, in French and in a variety of translations. Monet to Mallarmé is a six-event salon series at the New York Botanical Garden. when: Saturday, August 11, 4:00pm where: New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road cost: Admission is free with All Garden...
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