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Alexis Pernsteiner

Contributor

Alexis Pernsteiner

Alexis Pernsteiner is a literary and academic translator. Recent publications include Hotelles by Emma Mars (an erotic novel set in Paris, the City of Love) and The Invention of Race: Popular and Scientific Representations (edited by Nicolas Bancel, Thomas David, and Dominic Thomas).

Articles by Alexis Pernsteiner

On the Fourth Day
By Koulsy Lamko
Slowly but surely, exile erases us from the memory of our land.
Translated from French by Alexis Pernsteiner
Multilingual
In All Magnitude
By James Noël
I give thanks to the earth, not the same, not mine—my stormy, radiant illiterate—I give thanks to the earth, not my island, that terrible girl, who learned, with her silent “S,”…
Translated from French by Antoine Bargel & Alexis Pernsteiner
Multilingual
Traces of Our Fathers
By Alain Gordon Gentil
The prairies of Brittany have sugarcane in their memory.
Translated from French by Alexis Pernsteiner & Antoine Bargel
Isle Say Blood
By Michel Ducasse
our fragmented history written with a large axe told by the bordertracers slaves of their prejudice   our marooned history chained by hatred whitewashed memory, creole coolie color anger pain dockers…
Translated from French by Alexis Pernsteiner & Antoine Bargel
Multilingual
The Sea Horses’ Ball
By Boris Gamaleya
The plane crashes . . . on the island of troubling roosters.
Translated from French by Alexis Pernsteiner & Antoine Bargel
Famine
By Jean-Luc Raharimanana
Frogs invariably proliferate in a flood. My countries, crass latitudes and borders of hell, often encounter these blessed times. Winds and rains. Frogs. Toads. Pelobates and other pelodytes. Inflated…
Translated from French by Antoine Bargel & Alexis Pernsteiner
Multilingual
Kratos
By Jean-Luc Raharimanana
From my face made puffy by the swelling of centuries my shithead laughter, I gaze at you from my manure where negro death unfolds in mass, crater bodies in rotten piles, pink abscess on vagina in bloom,…
Translated from French by Alexis Pernsteiner & Antoine Bargel
Multilingual