Three Percent #162: I Am a Wild Rose

Chad and Tom are joined by Mark Haber from Brazos Bookstore and author of the forthcoming Reinhardt’s Garden (October 1, Coffee House Press). They talk a bit about Translation Bread Loaf (two thumbs up) and about a special poster for anyone who buys the First 100 from Open Letter, before trying their best to breakdown a nonsensical metaphor that Chad heard at this weekend’s The Ladder Literary Conference. They also talk about Reinhardt’s Garden, Mark’s influences, the voice of the main character, and Chad’s “Five Tools for Authors” post. (Also: See the “Five Tools for Translators.”) Then, they recommend a slew of books to check out:

Hold Fast Your Crown by Yannick Haenel, trans. by Teresa Lavender Fagan

Riots I Have Known by Ryan Chapman

The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, trans. by Sophie Hughes

The Incompletes by Sergio Chejfec, trans. by Heather Cleary

The Dreamed Part by Rodrigo Fresán, trans. by Will Vanderhyden

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by László Krasznahorkai, trans. by Ottilie Mulzet

“The Revised Boy Scout Manual” by William S. Burroughs

Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann

Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin

Banshee by Rachel DeWoskin

Feeble Minded by Ariana Harwicz, trans. by Annie McDermott and Carolina Orloff

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy

The Promise and Forgotten Journey by Silvina Ocampo, trans. by Suzanne Jill Levine, Jessica Powell, and Katie Lateef-Jan

Monsterhuman by Kjersti Skomsvold, trans. by Becky Crook

That Other World: Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile by Azar Nafisi, trans. by Lotfali Khonji

Nikolai Nikolaevich and Camouflage by Yuz Aleshkovsky, trans. by Duffield White

Anatomy. Melancholy. by Edy Poppy

The MVP Machine by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik

This week’s intro music is “Scream” by Stef Chura, and the outro music is “Sweet Sweet Midnight” from the same album, but featuring Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest.

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