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March 2005

Spring Break: Travels With Literary Masters

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Climb to a wonderfully atmospheric Corsican graveyard with the late literary philosopher-king W.G. Sebald in "Campo Santo." Wander Argentina with an opinionated Pole (dismissive of Borges!) as Witold Gombrowicz compares "urban" South Americans and "rustic" Europeans in "Peregrinations in Argentina."

Take a dip in lyric pools in the first English translations of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's kabitika, or brief poems, and a stroll in the darker glade of Paul Celan's "Poem for Marianne's Shadow."

Thus refreshed, you might return to the suburbia where a passion for translation was born in Gregory Rabassa, as he relates in "Me and My Circumstance." Then prepare for an intense April, which will feature writers from the first PEN World Voices International Literary Festival in New York. Watch this space for complete listings and links to streaming audio/video of selected events.

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