Links Round-up Aug. 19

New Reading

  1. They Were Counted, They Were Found Wanting, and They Were Divided: The Transylvanian Trilogy by Miklós Bánffy
  2. What better summer reading than Tove Jansson’s “The Summer Book,” translated by Thomas Teal?
  3. Buenos Aires, 1923, in Martín Kohan’s “Seconds Out,” trans. Nick Caistor
  4. Bitter Oleander presents “Afterglow/Tras el Rayo,” poems by Alberto Blanco with translations by Jennifer Rathbun
  5. “The Countries We Live In,” poems of Natan Zach translated from Hebrew by Peter Everwine
  6. First English translation of Juliusz Słowacki’s “Kordian,” by Gerard T. Kapolka, out now from Green Lantern Press
  7. Federico Gamboa’s “Santa” (trans. John Charles Chasteen) describes century-ago Mexico City
  8. First, stories in Words Without Borders; now, a novel from Seven Stories: congratulations to Johan Harstad!


  1. A review of Ananda Devi’s “Indian Tango,” translated by Jean Anderson
  2. Luís de Góngora wrote “The Solitudes”; Edith Grossman translated it; Michael Orthofer read it
  3. Scott Esposito reviews Julio Cortázar’s “From the Observatory,” translated by Anne McLean
  4. Linda Coverdale’s translation of Tahar Ben Jelloun, reviewed at Rain Taxi online
  5. Jörg Fauser’s “An Evening in Europe” (trans. Mark Terrill) is reviewed in Prague
  6. Alison Anderson’s translation of Anne Wiazemsky’s “My Berlin Child” (Europa) reviewed at Rain Taxi


  1. “in lieu of a field guide” considers the stories of Kono Taeko


  1. Anne Born, translator of Isak Dinesen and Per Petterson, among many others, has died at 87


  1. Applications are open for the 2012 Ledig House translator residencies in Omi, New York

About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.
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