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Sandor Jaszberenyi Week: ‘The Majestic Clouds’

The second of three stories being published in B O D Y this week from Hungarian writer Sándor Jászberényi takes place in a refugee camp on the Sudanese frontier. Read “The Majestic Clouds”, then go and read the book’s title story published yesterday (if you haven’t already) and then follow the links and read the […]

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Sandor Jaszberenyi Week in B O D Y

All this week B O D Y will be presenting the writing and photography of Sándor Jászberényi, whose short story collection The Devil is a Black Dog is coming out December 9 in an English translation by M. Henderson Ellis courtesy of New Europe Books. Today’s selection is the book’s title story, a chilling piece […]

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WITmonth Q&As: Natasha Perova on Russia

Throughout August, Literalab will be asking writers, translators and publishers to comment on both the women writers from their own language they most appreciate having been translated into English as well as those they would most like to see make the leap. Natasha Perova is the editor of the Russian publishing house Glas, which specializes […]

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Nora Iuga in B O D Y

It’s Women in Translation Month and who better to represent it than an 83-year old author of a novel entitled The Sixty-Year-Old Woman And The Young Man? And to top it off, this excerpt, pulled out of the B O D Y archives for the occasion in a translation from the Romanian by Floran Bican, […]

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WITmonth Q&As: Bogdan Suceava on Romania

Throughout August, Literalab will be asking writers, translators and publishers to comment on both the women writers from their own language they most appreciate having been translated into English as well as those they would most like to see make the leap. Bogdan Suceavă is a Romanian prose writer, poet, journalist and a Professor of […]

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The Death of Joseph Roth – 75 years later

“May 27, 1939 was the day the incessant wandering that had led Joseph Roth through a change of names, religions, political allegiances and literary styles would finally come to an end at Necker Hospital in Paris after four days of delirium tremens in which he never regained consciousness. He had been drinking himself to death […]

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International writers on (dis)unity

At 2 Paragraphs there is a cool interview series in which international writers respond to a the following Tolstoy quote and follow-up question: “I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries.” Is a similar belief essential in your work? Or are cultural and national distinctions a critical component of […]

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Witold Szablowski in B O D Y

“‘Istanbul is an incredible city,’ he said. ‘Here you’ll find the sort of people who’ll share their last crust of bread with you, as well as the sort who’ll cut out your kidneys and dump you in the canal.’ He was looking for the first kind;” From “The Assassin from Apricot City” by Witold Szabłowski, […]

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B O D Y’s Pavel Srut week

It’s all Czech poet Pavel Šrut all week in B O D Y, beginning with Monday’s essay by translator Deborah Garfinkle “Remembering Pavel Šrut’s Worm-Eaten Light” and continuing with her translations of his poetry and a review of his work. Worm-Eaten Light is the work Šrut published in 1969 following the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia […]

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M. Henderson Ellis in B O D Y

“Shirting asked her to read her essay aloud: My teacher is some small wildebeest. He is a name John Shirting. My name is Monika. He is the baddest person in this world. I feed him the cats. He is my darling. Dear Monika. The way she pronounced her w’s as v’s, calling him a vildebeest […]

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