Links Roundup, January 14 – 18

Announcements

PEN reminds us that there’s still time (by 2/1/13) to submit to a variety of awards… translation-oriented, too. http://ow.ly/gVpxh

Announcing a new translation imprint from Dzanc Books. http://ow.ly/gRfwi

 

 

Reviews

“There is more to The 210th Day than knockabout humour.” Natsume Soseki’s novella reviewed at Tony’s Reading List. http://ow.ly/gVpUO

“The novel is an absolute pleasure to read.” Will Vanderhyden reviews Severo Sarduy’s “Firefly” (tr. Mark Fried). http://ow.ly/gRfJw

“Platonov is a master stylist, and the translators have done a masterful job” http://ow.ly/gRfmd

“What happens when we dissociate a text from its author’s reputation?” Chad W. Post examines Kafka. http://ow.ly/gPgtg

“It is a mystery without an easy solution.” J.T. Mahany on We Monks & Soldiers. http://ow.ly/gN812

“Has South Africa found its modern voice of the people, its cutting-edge bard of the townships?” http://ow.ly/gN8Lf

 

 

Readings & Discussions

Asymptote’s January issue is out. Enjoy! http://ow.ly/gVpGk

“Tremor calls to tremor / […] / epilepsy seizes the earth” http://ow.ly/gVq2b

Saadi Youssef translators Sinan Antoon & Peter Money talk translation and poetics. http://ow.ly/gTt9u

Some translation previews from Three Percent. http://ow.ly/gTt1l

Reflecting on the legacy of Jaroslav Hašek. http://ow.ly/gTsR1

Have you had the chance to check out the St. Petersburg Review? http://ow.ly/gTsJQ

“I’m never going to be a Márquez, a Rulfo or a Borges.” Dancer Carlos Acosta on his novel “Pig’s Foot.” http://ow.ly/gRgfw

“Day holds night’s hand / evenings play merry-go-round with mornings” http://ow.ly/gPgNM

The challenges in translating humor cannot be overstated. http://ow.ly/gPgD1

English PEN on translated books we should be watching for in 2013. http://ow.ly/gPgkF

“The lion with his mouth wide open on the doorway of 112 is as full of himself as he is every morning.” http://ow.ly/gN8A5

A sort of co-translation process surfing the ripples of time… translating Catalan with a little help from Beckett. http://ow.ly/gN8gt

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