He re-rendered Perec’s e-less text. Then, December, he left. We never knew. Be ever well, Gilbert Adair.
Check out the new translation-studies journal, translation!
“So Independent“: Bulgarian indie films, tonight through Saturday in NYC
“The New Russian Literature“: readings and discussion at Bard College tonight (Monday), in Boston on Wednesday
Dubravka Ugrešić shows a “mash-up” sensibility in Karaoke Culture (tr. David Williams), says Steve Street
“Words are spiteful and tenacious“–hence Krzhizhanovsky’s The Letter Killers Club (tr. Turnbull)
The American Prospect is shocked! shocked! at what’s in the new Kama Sutra translation.
Waggish says Gregor von Rezzori’s An Ermine in Czernopol (tr. Philip Boehm) is “a very significant achievement”
Translator Anna Aslanyan revisits the theory of prose in Shklovsky’s Bowstring (tr. Avagyan), at 3:AM Magazine
Ludovic Debeurme’s Lucille (tr. Edward Gauvin) “strikes a perfect balance … between narrative and visual storytelling”
“An invisible window“: Jenny Hendrix reads João Almino’s The Book of Emotions (tr. Elizabeth Jackson) for Bookforum
On NPR, Amy Waldman puzzles over the “powerful hold” of Gerbrand Bakker’s The Twin (tr. David Colmer, Archipelago)
California Journal of Poetics considers Martin Woodside’s anthology of Romanian poetry, Of Gentle Wolves
Piotr Florczyk reviews Andrzej Stasiuk’s travels, translated by Michael Kandel, at the LA Review of Books
We Are All Equally Far from Love is Adania Shibli’s new novel, translated from the Arabic by Paul Starkey
New at eXchanges, U of Iowa’s journal of literary translation: works from German, Hebrew, Spanish, Polish, Bulgarian
Classic Czech surrealism: “The Ever-Shrinking World” of Jindřich Štyrský (tr. Jed Slast), from Twisted Spoon
Adania Shibli writes about her experience of “East-West Dialogue” at the Kenyon Review (tr. Suneela Mubayi)
Can a translation be better than the original? Discuss.
Jacob Edmond, author of A Common Strangeness, has a new blog on cross-cultural poetics
Don’t hate, translate! There’s a Facebook fan club for Lawrence Venuti!
Call for Panels: ALTA 2012 in Rochester NY!
So close! Help WWB produce an issue on the Mexican Drug War–pledge at Kickstarter by 9:30 am EST