March 11th, 2011 § § permalink
A question that is almost always difficult to answer — and in many ways, I think it should be, that something is wrong if it isn’t — is:
What do you write about?
I write about feelings.
I write about birds.
I write about feelings and birds. » Read the rest of this entry «
February 15th, 2011 § § permalink
- Lydia Davis: Break It Down (1986)
- Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky: Memories of the Future (1926-30, tr. from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull with Nikolai Formazov)
- Eliot Wienberger & Octavio Paz: 19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei (1987)
- Kathleen Pierce: The Ardors (2004)
- Vasko Popa: Homage to the Lame Wolf: Selected Poems (1987, tr. from the Serbian by Charles Simic)
- Alfred Jarry: Ubu Roi (1896, tr. from the French by Barbara Wright)
If you’re the sort of person (obviously a tolerant, kind one) who reads my end-of-month book recaps, you will notice a preponderance of Dada and Surrealist texts and translations in my reading lists in coming months. Actually, I read a fair number of translations when it comes to fiction, but I’m starting to read more translated poetry and translation-related nonfiction as well. This is a natural outcome of having taken a translation class and a seminar on Dada and Surrealism this semester, plus I’m editing for a translation journal.
So that explains a few things. » Read the rest of this entry «
May 21st, 2010 § § permalink
So, let’s start with a list of the books I read last month.
- Diary of a Madman and Selected Stories, Nikolai Gogol, 1832-42, translated from the Russian by Ronald Wilks (short story collection)
- The Government Inspector, Nikolai Gogol, 1836, translated from the Russian by Ronald Wilks (play)
- Woman in the Dunes, Kōbō Abe, 1962, translated from the Japanese by E Dale Saunders (novel) » Read the rest of this entry «
April 6th, 2010 § § permalink
March 21st, 2010 § § permalink
There will be a reading of Swar Thounaojam‘s play Dear Dirty at Crossword on the 25th of March. The readers are Vijay Nair, Spatica Ramanujam, Shashank Purushotham, Sunil Bannur and Sheila Govindaraj. » Read the rest of this entry «
November 16th, 2009 § § permalink
Abhishek Majumdar will be reading from his play An Arrangement of Shoes and be in conversation with Swar Thounaujam at Crossword on the 20th of November. » Read the rest of this entry «
September 17th, 2009 § § permalink
This is the first time, barring a few modest essays, that I write in prose.
It appears to me that there are three distinct literary genres: poetry, which is sung, theatre, which is spoken, and prose, which is written. » Read the rest of this entry «