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So apparently some people are impressed with the size of Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance...
To those who seem to think that Sanderson's Words of Radiance , I scoff.  Here's a book that is roughly 1.5 times the size of it.  Yes, it's all about Jorge Luis Borges.  Now think about it:  I put a book of diary entries about Borges' comments by his close...
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A few things happening this week
Might have time later this week to post my review of Gabriel García Márquez's Cien años de soledad / One Hundred Years of Solitude .  I had begun re-reading it a couple of weeks ago, before Gabo's death, and I really would like to have a formal review/appre...
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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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Premio Strega shortlist announced
This won't be of much interest to the majority of readers here, but since one of my current reading goals is to read each of the winning novels for the Italian-language Premio Strega, the recent April 11th announcement of the shortlist, with the winner to b...
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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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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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