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Making the Translator Visible: Russell Valentino

Russell Valentino is a superstar in the world of literary translation. Just look at his bio from the University of Iowa: Russell Scott Valentino is professor of Slavic and comparative literature and chair of the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature. He has published a monograph on nineteenth-century Russian ...

Translation Preview: July 2010

Following up on last week’s post about the various summer/fall 2010 previews that came out from The Millions and elsewhere, I thought that over the next few days, we’d highlight some forthcoming titles that sound pretty interesting to me. Sure I’m missing things and whatnot, so feel free to overload the ...

Autumn Hill Books

A relatively young press, Autumn Hill Books is one of those impressive indie presses that gets nowhere near the attention it deserves. Autumn Hill Books is a nonprofit based in Iowa and is closely linked to the writing programs at the University of Iowa, especially the International Writing Program. (Which is no surprise, ...

Poems from Guant√°namo

The Boston Globe has an excerpt from Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, which is: a collection of 22 poems by 17 detainees at the US detention center at Guantánamo Bay. Edited by Marc Falkoff, each poem had to be cleared by the Pentagon. I think this book—which also features an ...