Tell me, if I caught you one day
and kissed the sole of your foot,
wouldn’t you limp a little then,
afraid to crush my kiss?…
— Nichita Stănescu, “A Poem” from Bas-Relief with Heroes, trans. Thomas Carlson
This tumblr is mainly a commonplace book.
The noted Italian translator William Weaver died last week. The list of Italian authors he, beautifully, translated into English is astonishing: Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Italo Svevo, Elsa Morante, Giorgio...
[The lower Carpathians]
We are finally getting Bogdan Suceavă’s magical novella Miruna, a Tale to the printers this week. On the surface it is about the art of storytelling, and the telling of the history...
Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson