Links Roundup, January 3 – 6

Translation Reviews

Anderson Tepper reviews Tomás Eloy Martínez’s “Purgatory” (trans. Frank Wynne). http://ow.ly/8kkJu

Paul Kerschen on César Aira’s “Varamo” (trans. Chris Andrews; New Directions). http://ow.ly/8hotD

Has Stephen Mitchell produced the perfect translation of Homer’s Iliad? Steve Donoghue walks us through the trial. http://ow.ly/8fx69

Announcements

Make your plans now! Lunch with the great Richard Howard in San Francisco, February 16. http://ow.ly/8kjAo

Forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse: “Transfer Fat,” poetry by Aase Berg (trans. Johannes Göransson). http://ow.ly/8hnTm

Damion Searls wins Austrian Cultural Forum Translation Prize for his trans. of Elfriede Jelinek’s her not all her http://ow.ly/8hWO9

Melville House is hiring! Want to be our new
publicist?  http://t.co/ybSOVxlC

Discussions

German poet and translator Jan Wagner discusses his philosophies on both disciplines at Poetry International. http://ow.ly/8khnr

Contemporary issues in translation, and an ongoing effort to document the internal processes of a poetry translator. http://ow.ly/8khZS

TWO VOICES audio: Robert Hass, Greg Delanty, and Michael Matto talk Old English poetry translation. http://ow.ly/8gzAH

“Rock star translator” Stephen Mitchell discusses his new rendition of The Iliad with Tom Ashbrook on On Point (audio). http://ow.ly/8gzWy

Scott Esposito discusses Roberto Bolaño’s “The Third Reich” with translator Natasha Wimmer. http://ow.ly/8g2gL

Reading

Behind The Rise of the Great Powers by Liu Xiaobo trans. Josephine Chiu-Duke in the new issue of Guernica http://ow.ly/8hX73

Words Without Borders’ January 2012 issue is now available. Theme: Apocalypse. http://ow.ly/8hfkE

“Unsplendid” – in issue 3.3 Italian poetry into English, and a little Dylan Thomas in Italian, too. http://ow.ly/8g2R9

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