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A Slow, Inquiring Narration

This morning Open Letters Monthly published my REVIEW of Peter Handke’s The Moravian Night. It is one of the most difficult reviews I have ever written, difficult in part because I wanted to get at the important ideas and forms … Continue reading

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To Duration: A Second Poet Responds

“To Duration” by Peter Handke: translation by Scott Abbott, book design by Philip Baber. Sundry observations by Alex Caldiero   Mr. Handke somewhere said that language is the first casualty of war. Language is also the first causality of writing. … Continue reading

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Peter Handke’s TO DURATION

Cannon Magazine / The Last Books, Amsterdam, has just announced that my translation of Peter Handke’s long poem To Duration will be published in December. 48 pages. Click HERE to pre-order the book. And here a foretaste: . . . Duration … Continue reading

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Translating Jean Paul Richter

I just found an 1862 translation of Jean Paul’s Titan, done by Charles T. Books and published in Boston by Ticknor and Fields. He writes in his translator’s preface about some of the difficulties he encountered: “The Translator (or Transplanter, for … Continue reading

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Standing with Josipovici: “The Story of a Moment”

“Britain’s First Book Blogger” (see link to the right) wrote about this little book and made me think I’d like to read it. There were intimations of the standing metaphor in his account and I thought I’d check them out. An … Continue reading

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The Landscapes Through Which We Travelled

The Landscapes Through Which We Traveled For Peter Handke, on His 70th Birthday by Žarko Radaković (Translated by Scott Abbott from Brigitte Döbert’s German translation of the original Serbian) We met thirty years ago. In Salzburg. I had traveled from … Continue reading

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