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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 ...

New Issue of eXchanges

Although I can’t say that I love the edgy capitalization in the journal’s name, I can say that I am a big fan of eXchanges and all of the super-brilliant people who work on this. For those not familiar, eXchanges (OK, last time I’m typing that) is the online journal of literary translation that comes out of ...

New Issue of eXchanges

The new issue of eXchanges, the online literary translation journal from the University of Iowa is now available online. Few interesting pieces included in this issue, especially Martha Tennent’s translation of Merce Rodoreda’s On the Train, a short story from Twenty-Two Stories, in which “we overhear one ...

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 ...