Links Roundup, July 16 to 20


Clarice Lispector’s Near to the Wild Heart is reviewed at 3 Percent:

Review of Levé’s Autoportrait, trans Lorin Stein. “These sentences represent their author, but are not the real thing”

A Complete Review of An Unending Landscape by Toomas Vint:

More Complete Review fun with House of the Fortunate Buddhas by João Ubaldo Ribeiro:

And a review on Krasznahorkai’s Satantango, which does indeed sound “profound and globally-relevant” (and amazing):



The July issue of Asymptote is but a click away:

The search for the next truly mass-market author in India is on!

A nice look at Peirene Press from The Economist:

Fear not, Penguin Metro Reads won’t weigh you down with complicated stories…

On immorality and censorship in contemporary Hausa literature:

The Guardian wonders out loud why New York’s literary crowd is suddenly in thrall to Hungarian fiction:

World Literature Today has launched its own blog. Yay!



‘Reaching the World’ a summit for authors and literary translators in Asia and the Pacific, runs in Bangkok in November



One student’s thoughts on geekery, pseudotranslation, and the never-ending quest for knowledge:

A closer look at Margaret Jull Costa’s work with Jose Saramago

How the translator mirrors and complements the creative writer (not to mention the power struggles with the editor!):

The must-read post on editing and dumbing down continues at Three Percent with a link to this conversation:

A gigantic interview with Margaret Jull Costa in The White Review:

“When you’re translating, you try to preserve the sheen, the paleness of those leaves.” Brodsky on the Art of Poetry.

Is the struggle of literary translation akin to cutting off one’s hand and attempting to write with the other?

Searching for clues when translating “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Galactic Empire”:

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