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My main interests are literature in translation and postmodernism, but I also love the classics.
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21st April 2014

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Is there a better way to spend the afternoon?

Is there a better way to spend the afternoon?

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21st April 2014

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After a long winter, it’s nice to be reading outside again.

After a long winter, it’s nice to be reading outside again.

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21st April 2014

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Mediocrity has the same taste and color as café au lait.
— Josep Pla, The Gray Notebook

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21st April 2014

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One of the most disconcerting, unpleasant, and sordid aspects of life is the awareness that nearly all of us find an evil deed more exciting than a good one.
— Josep Pla, The Gray Notebook

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20th April 2014

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blackballoonpublishing:

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” the first detective story in the world, was published 173 years ago today. We celebrate with a look at it’s real-life inspiration.

blackballoonpublishing:

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” the first detective story in the world, was published 173 years ago today. We celebrate with a look at it’s real-life inspiration.

Tagged: litedgar allan poethe murders in the rue morgue

18th April 2014

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openbookstore:

Hee!
Also, this one is seriously good! Look for it soon.

openbookstore:

Hee!

Also, this one is seriously good! Look for it soon.

Tagged: litmelville housewith my dog eyesHilda hilstliterature in translationphotographylatin american literature

Source: skylightbooks

18th April 2014

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asymptotejournal:

"The sheet of paper fell (…) so I bent down and picked it up."
Learn what can happen in a set of parentheses in this story by Prabda Yoon. Translated from the Thai by Mui Poopoksakul, from our current issue. 

asymptotejournal:

"The sheet of paper fell (…) so I bent down and picked it up."

Learn what can happen in a set of parentheses in this story by Prabda Yoon. Translated from the Thai by Mui Poopoksakul, from our current issue. 

Tagged: litliterature in translationThai literatureasymptote

18th April 2014

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libraryjournal:

chicagopubliclibrary:

Batman Returns…
His books to the library!
Happy Friday from your friends at the CPL!

I wonder if his alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, sits on his local library board..

libraryjournal:

chicagopubliclibrary:

Batman Returns…

His books to the library!

Happy Friday from your friends at the CPL!

I wonder if his alter-ego, Bruce Wayne, sits on his local library board..

Tagged: librarybatman

Source: chicagopubliclibrary

17th April 2014

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theparisreview:

“I see dreams as part of life in general, but reality is much richer.”
RIP Gabriel García Márquez

theparisreview:

“I see dreams as part of life in general, but reality is much richer.”

RIP Gabriel García Márquez

Tagged: litgabriel garcí­a márquezliterature in translationlatin american literatureLiterary Figuresrest in peace

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17th April 2014

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50watts:

Queen of the Underworld” on Writers No One Reads.

50watts:

Queen of the Underworld” on Writers No One Reads.

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Source: combustionbooks.org