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Articles tagged "Pen"

The Week in Translation

GO what: 2012 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony when: Tuesday, October 23, 6:30pm where: Proshansky Auditorium, The City University of New York more info: what: The Bridge: Passageways Launch Party with WWB contributors Naja Marie Aidt, Erica Mena, and Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren. when: Wednesday, October 24, 7pm where: McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York, NY more info: what: 15-stop book tour for poets Ghassan Zaqtan and Fady...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards This year's Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Chinese writer Mo Yan, whose novel Big Breasts & Wide Hips (translated by Howard Goldblatt) was reviewed by WWB. Interiews, Articles, Reviews All this month, City Lights bookstore is celebrating Banned Books Week with readings by the likes of Sherman Alexie, Kim Addonizio, and John Waters. Sudeep Sen tells the Times of India that with current Indian poetry, "You`re likely to...

Doors, Windows, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control

The Cuban novelist, essayist, musicologist, and diplomat Alejo Carpentier was celebrated during his lifetime as one of the greatest Latin American novelists of the twentieth century, and his reputation has only grown since his death in 1980. His own books, and the many books, articles and doctoral theses that continue to be written about his work, circulate widely in many languages, and lately more so than ever, since 2004 was the centennial of his birth. Though Carpentier has never had...
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