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Literature in Translation

The Northwest Review of Books Issue 1

The Northwest Review of Books Issue 1: Literature in Translation

The first print issue of The Northwest Review of Books features translations of poetry and prose from the Chinese, Danish, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish, as well as commentary and criticism on works by Haruki Murakami, Tulsidas, and Diego Zúñiga.

Translators include Beatrice Bridglall, Sue Burke, Joanna Chen, Patrick James Dunagan, Maia Evrona, Michael Goldman, J. Kates, Tsipi Keller, Ava Koohbor, Christian Law, Armine Kotin Mortimer, Jeremy Tiang, and Charlotte Whittle.

The issue includes translations of poetry by Yonatan Berg, Cecil Bødker, Hafez, Vicente Núñez, Aleksey Porvin, and Abraham Sutzkever, and translations of prose by Zou Jingzhi, Guy de Maupassant, Ada Pagis, Philippe Sollers, and Rafael Toriz (with illustrations by Edgar Cano).

Other contributors include Maya Muir, Lowry Pei, and James Yeary. (See complete table of contents below.)

ISBN: 9780999111505

Publication date: July 25, 2017

Price: $12.00

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I. Poetry in Translation

   “Remembrance” by Yonatan Berg, translated by Joanna Chen

   Four Poems by Aleksey Porvin, translated by J. Kates

   Six Poems by Cecil Bødker, translated by Michael Goldman

   Two Poems by Hafez, translated by Patrick James Dunagan & Ava Koohbor

   Four Poems by Vicente Núñez, translated by Sue Burke & Christian Law

   Two Poems by Abraham Sutzkever, translated by Maia Evrona

II. Prose in Translation

   Selections from Animalia by Rafael Toriz, translated by Charlotte Whittle,
   illustrated by Edgar Cano

   “An Abbreviated Biography” by Ada Pagis, translated by Tsipi Keller

   “Moonlight” by Guy de Maupassant, translated by Beatrice Bridglall

   “I Love Xi Xiaomei” by Zou Jingzhi, translated by Jeremy Tiang

   “Dominique” by Philippe Sollers, translated by Armine Kotin Mortimer

III. Criticism & Commentary

   “Murakami’s Story of Trying to Understand” by Lowry Pei

   Camanchaca by Diego Zúñiga, reviewed by Maya Muir

   The Epic of Ram by Tulsidas, reviewed by James Yeary