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Translations in STILL: Georg Leß and Axel Görlach

My translations for STILL magazine of poems by Georg Leß and Axel Görlach are now available on their website. drei sachte Verkehrsunfälle / three gentle road accidents Georg Leß das sich auflösen… / the dissolving… Axel Görlach Advertisements

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Joshua Cohen in Berlin: An Interview

Joshua Cohen is an American writer. He is author of five novels, including Witz (2010), Book of Numbers (2015) and, most recently, Moving Kings (2017), as well as numerous short stories and non-fiction pieces. He has worked as a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times, … Continue reading

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Arrival’s Fatalism

If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. — T S Eliot, ‘Burnt Norton’ * For those who have not seen Denis Villeneuve’s 2016 science fiction film Arrival, I’ll offer a brief synopsis. Spoiler alert. The film opens … Continue reading

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The irreducible significance of literature: David Wellbery on Goethe, Cavell and de Man

David E. Wellbery is LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson Professor at University of Chicago, where he chairs the Department of Germanic Studies and is a member of the Committee on Social Thought. A renowned scholar of the German tradition, … Continue reading

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Literature Away from Home: Jake Schneider on Translation, Little Magazines and More

Jake Schneider is the editor-in-chief of SAND, Berlin’s English literary journal. His translation of Ron Winkler’s poetry collection Fragmentierte Gewässer (Fragmented Waters) was released by Shearsman Books last October. He works as a freelance translator from German to English. Interview by Chris Fenwick SAND is … Continue reading

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On Beauty

On 26 April 2017 I participated in a panel discussion on beauty in Berlin. Here’s what I and the others said: The word “beautiful” is used in relation to a loose range of phenomena. When we look for beauty in … Continue reading

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Ernst, Tragisch, Problematisch – Guido Mazzoni on Late Capitalism and the Theory of the Novel

Guido Mazzoni is a poet, essayist and a founding editor of Le parole e le cose, Italy’s leading cultural webzine. He is a professor at the University of Siena. In 2011 he published Teoria del romanzo, which has now been … Continue reading

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