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Now and at the Hour of our Death

This beautiful book is published by And Other Stories this week. It isn’t easy to write about the dying and their loved ones without falling into clichés and platitudes, especially in such a beautiful setting as rural northern Portugal: “Grass

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“born of love, not hatred”: Anne Carson’s Antigone

Yes, I did go to see Antigone at the Edinburgh Festival because Juliette Binoche was in the title role (I loved her work with Kieslowski, though unfortunately this time, images from Chocolat kept surfacing in my mind). And I made a discovery: Anne Carson’s new

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Women in Translation Month: Trafika Europe and Aurélia Lassaque

The Edinburgh festivals are full of wonderful translation events, but this one may have sold out faster than most. Trafika Europe is celebrating their first anniversary with two poets: a Saami man and an Occitan woman. Trafika is a gorgeous online

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