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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky on the art of translation: “As translators, we don’t live with these ideas. We live with words.” Peter Cole on the art of translation: “Smart people say such dumb and disappointing things about translation.”
New fiction by Michel Houellebecq, Deb Olin Unferth, David Szalay, Ann Beattie, Andrés Neuman, Padgett Powell, Chris Bachelder, and Lucia Berlin.
Poems by Coral Bracho, D. Nurkse, Xi Chuan, Radmila Lazić, Iman Mersal, Peter Cole, Nick Twemlow, Ishion Hutchinson, and John Koethe. And a portfolio by Aidan Koch.
Ann Beattie, Yancey Full Text
Andrés Neuman, The Things We Don’t Do Full Text
Padgett Powell, Yeltsin Spotted Abroad in a Bar
Peter Cole, The Art of Translation No. 5 Full Text
Coral Bracho, The Signal of His Urge
Peter Cole, The Unsure Moralist Full Text
Ishion Hutchinson, The Difference
John Koethe, The Swimmer