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Peter Handke’s “That beautiful ‘And so on'” — Part V

V   The Play of the Film of the War 1:30 a.m., 1 June 1998 I’m sitting in my room in the Hotel Višegrad, looking out onto the Drina and the Turkish bridge, still lit by floodlamps. The bridge’s eleven arches … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize for Peter Handke

Yesterday the Nobel Prize Committee announced their award to Peter Handke. Peter’s German, French, and English responses over the day to gathered reporters included repeated statements that the award left him with a sense of freedom. He gratefully applauded the … Continue reading

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Emily Wilson’s review of Mark Polizzotti’s Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto (in the current edition of the NYRB) makes me think about my own work as a translator. Should a translation, as Walter Benjamin argued, “be powerfully affected … Continue reading

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Voyage by Dugout (and mountainbike)

Excerpt from Wild Rides, Wildflowers [photo courtesy of the Burgtheater] 9 June, Vienna Sam, I ought to go to bed, but I’m still reeling from the events of the day. A couple of hours ago NATO and the Yugoslav Parliament … Continue reading

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