I didn’t go for the dental treatment, or for the gypsy dancing, or for the ţuică, or for Bran Castle. Nor did I go to settle old scores, to do genealogical searches or to buy rare copies of avanguardea literarea romaneasca. I wasn’t interested in the breeze over the Dâmboviţa River, the noct…
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Her Left Hand, The Darkness
Alison Smith on the week she spent with Ursula K. Le Guin.
Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova
This surreal tale from Haruki Murakami circles a Charlie Parker album that never existed. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.
A monastic community persists after a ‘great chaos and collapse’ in this story by the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, Olga Tokarczuk. Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft
Two poems from Rebecca Tamás’ collection WITCH.
On High Heels and Lotus Feet
Summer Brennan on high heels, foot-binding, and our ongoing performances of gender.
Translated by Anna Kushner
Anna Kushner translates from Spanish, French and Portuguese. She is the translator of the novels The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales, The Autobiography of Fidel Castro by Norberto Fuentes and Jerusalem by Gonçalo M. Tavares.More about the translator →