Monthly Archives: January 2015

Alarmingly elegant translations: The White Review

If Paris calls London “alarmingly elegant”, it’s worth taking another look. Especially if it’s in translation from all around the globe. This month’s online issue of The White Review is a box of delights. I like to claim my favourites first,

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Posted in literature, poetry, translation

Best translation of 2014? Ten days left to vote

What was last year’s best translation? You have a few days left to cast your vote here. This poll is more democratic than most, as the short list is extended by other people’s suggestions. If you were choosing by the author name alone, the

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Murty Classical Library’s Therīgāthā: Poems of the First Buddhist Women

A thing of beauty was released into the world today. It was already there, but now more people can read it. The first five volumes of the Murty Classical Library of Indian literature are now published: 2 millennia of culture

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Posted in books, international, literature, poetry, translation

Maresi, Chronicles of the Red Monastery

Maresi, Chronicles of the Red Monastery, was the book I read by the Christmas tree this year; next year you could be doing the same. The splendid Pushkin Press has just bought the English rights. The author, the Swedish Finn

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happy new year, happy birthday asymptote

Happy New Year! Happy birthday Asymptote! If you feel you didn’t get enough presents (and there’s still four days of Christmas left) or you didn’t make ambitious enough new year’s resolutions about reading more in as many languages as possible

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Posted in international, literature, translation
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