Articles tagged "Sports"


Drawings on a Soccer Ball

the last name of the player on the german team translates into russian as pig crawling up a blond graceful creature the polish boys got lost at the equator with nothing to breathe amidst the qualifying…...

from “The All-Rounder”

Wednesday At about three Farwick leaves the office building at one end of the market place. Just outside the door he stops. Is it warm or isn’t it? He’s carrying his light summer coat over…...

From the Translator: Ross Benjamin on Translating Gunther Geltinger’s “Man Angel”

Translating an excerpt from Gunther Geltinger’s Mensch Engel for the June 2010 issue of Words Without Borders was a singular challenge. Geltinger stretches the limits of German syntax so as to capture…...

from “Man Angel”

Endless, the levee. Endless, the dead straight path. Endless, the whirring of the bicycle tires on the asphalt, the whistling of the wind in their ears and the high, bare, immutable blue of the sky over…...

From “Pol Pot’s Smile”

1 The road through the landscape. You have to drive well below the speed limit of 70 kph unless you already know the wheeltracks, the potholes, the curves. Roads in Cambodia aren’t much different.…...

Readymade

For Juan Carlos Hidalgo and Carlos Calderón 1. Alfonso "the Fool" Madrigal played his first match in Pachuca during the summer of 1966. He went in as a substitute during the second half, wearing…...

from “Self-Portrait Abroad”

To my wife and children I dedicate these pages of Corsica (to my teammate go my thanks). TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: This slender collection consists of glimpses, less essays than reminiscences, of places Jean-Philippe…...

from “The Belly of the Atlantic”, Chapter One

The first free kick goes to the Italians. Madické's delighted. They've rallied, he thinks, and that reassures him. But his optimism's soon frustrated. The Dutch value their honor. They…...

Drama Queen: An Interview with Ellen Stewart

Words Without Borders is proud to present the following interview conducted by Liesl Schillinger, speaking with Ellen Stewart in May, 2004. Ellen Stewart had just completed her epic Classical cycle Seven,…...

Doubles

From: mcorreche@tubería.com.ar To: Undisclosed recipients Subject: abandoned I am looking for Mónica de la Torre, my biological mother. She traveled from Argentina to Barcelona with my father…...

Animal Transport

The eighties began with the Olympics in Moscow. In spite of the boycott by many western countries, Leonid Brezhnev, who was General Secretary at the time, was determined to prevent the whole thing from…...