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2009 TRANSLATION FEATURE

Speaking across geographies, styles, and literary conventions, the works below bring us some of the most interesting voices—old and new—in translation.

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READINGS

Rainer Maria Rilke: Notes on the
Melody of Things

translated by Damion Searls

We are right at the start, do you see. /
As though before everything. With /
a thousand and one dreams behind us and / no act.
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Manoel de Barros: In the Time of Jaguars
translated by Idra Novey

Guillermo Fadanelli: Questioning Samantha
translated by Dick Cluster
If his wife hadn’t died, they would have been washing the dining room windows together. [More]

Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Normance
translated by Marlon Jones

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