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The fissuring of "fandoms" and the 2014 Hugo Awards finalists
Earlier this afternoon, the 2014 Hugo Award finalists were announced via Twitter and livestreaming of the announcements from some SF convention or another.  As I followed the announcements on Twitter, it was interesting to seeing the alternations between sq...
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2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize shortlist announced
This was announced a few days ago, but here are the finalists for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize, selected by voters from libraries from across the globe for works originally released in English in 2012 (bolded titles are ones that I have read, in two...
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Donna Tartt wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday.  Below are the winners in the Fiction, Drama, and Poetry categories, followed by the Fiction finalists: FICTION - "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) DRAMA - "The Flick" by Annie Baker HISTORY - "Th...
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A partial glance at my book cart/wishlist
At the end of this week, Lent ends and my Lenten sacrifice of buying or trading no books ends.  This didn't mean that I didn't add titles to my Amazon cart for purchase in the weeks following Easter, so for those few who are curious about which works have s...
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Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced
Although I had posted the longlist some time ago, I forgot to check back for the shortlist announcement until I happened to see it discussed on Eve's Alexandria .  I've read half of the six finalists and based on those three, I think this might be a very so...
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R.I.P. Gabriel García Márquez
Yesterday brought the sad news of the passing of Gabriel García Márquez at the age of 87.  It was not unexpected, as his brother said in 2012 that Gabo had senile dementia, but it is still a loss tinged when memories, far from all of which were melancholic,...
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2014 Best Translated Book Awards for Fiction finalists announced
Yesterday, the Best Translated Book Awards finalists for fiction were announced.  There were ten finalists this year.  Bolded titles represent works that I've read: Horses of God by Mahi Binebine, translated from the French by Lulu Norman (Morocco; Tin Hous...
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Rough translation of the Aeneid, Book II, lines 13-30
Now to tackle a bit more of the opening to Book II, picking up with the introduction of the infamous Trojan horse.  Again, this is a first draft and not an editing of old translation notes, as was the case for Book I: Fracti bello fatisque repulsi ductores ...
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And here is a lovely poem by Jaroslav Seifert that I enjoyed reading today
This is from the collection The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert and is taken from the publisher's website.   This is a fragment of the poem "Transformations," with the translation by Edward Osers: A lad changed to a shrub in spring, the shrub into a shepherd boy...
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It is Squirrel Week over at the Washington Post
Staff writer John Kelly has been doing this for a few years now, so for those of you who are bemused by my occasional (frequent?) references to (rabid, reading) squirrels can see quite a few lovely pictures of nature's fiercest literary creatures at this li...
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I am a teacher, a reviewer, and a translator. The importance of each is not defined by the order in which they are listed.
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