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kim-packard's picture
Today, around 400 years after it was penned, Cervantes's Don Quixote is arguably the most published and translated book, second only to the Bible. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4179869.stm  It has truly stood the test of time since it was first published in 1605 (Part I) and 1615 (Part II.)...
brenden-allen's picture
In a recent blog [Madame Bovary C'est Moi], college student Surya Kalsi commented on his discovery of  and immediate "love affair" with the "rich, vibrant, [and] powerful" description in Flaubert's Madame Bovary, making him "stand in awe of his prose mastery."  It was unlike...
bob-mustin's picture
  image via longbeard-painting.blogspot.com   Being summer, albeit near-Indian summer this time, I’ve made a practice of pulling out a major volume to read within the afternoon’s refrigerated inside air.  This year I’m digging into a new edition of Leo Tolstoy’s second major work,...
jane-hammons's picture
When I saw that Lydia Davis would be reading in San Francisco, I immediately bought a ticket. I didn’t pay much attention to the fact that the event was sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation. I was just excited about seeing Lydia Davis. As a friend and I drove over the Bay Bridge to...
matthew-biberman's picture
There are few books I love more than this novel by Gustave Flaubert.  The urge to reread it bloomed in me after I finished my memoir BIG SID’S VINCATI.  At first I didn’t know why I felt as I did but after a little thought I thought I came up with an answer.  More than any other writer, Flaubert...
andrew-blackman's picture
This is not your standard biography. Translator Andrew Brown abandons the usual chronological approach in favour of an entertaining, thematic narrative that moves through Flaubert's life by a kind of free association. The first chapter, for example, is on the spire of Rouen cathedral, and the...
stephen-evans's picture
I'm not saying it's a good thing. 
sean-beaudoin's picture
Hey, the excellent lit journal Glimmer Train asked me to write a short essay for one of their bulletins. You can check my foray into non-fiction out here: ESSAY: The Grotto Glimmer Train publishes a ton of great short fiction and non fiction about writing. A subscription makes a great Christmas...
gary-g-gach's picture
BOOKS IN MY LIFE [haibun] I recently vowed to resume reading for pleasure, for too long edged out by my work-related reading (like, writing).   So when i finished three books, picked up at random, I remarked to my friend Phil Kohlenberg at the Dolphin Club and remarked I just realized I'd...