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Byron Lindsey

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Byron Lindsey

Byron Lindsey is a translator of contemporary Russian literature into English. His translations include short works by Vladimir Makanin, Viktor Pelevin, Yuri Trifonov, Evgeny Shklovsky and others. A winner of the Eugene C. Kayden National Translation Award (1997) and the William Arrowsmith Translation Award (AGNI Quarterly, 2000), he is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and lives in Moscow.

Articles by Byron Lindsey

Babel in Paris
By Evgeny Shklovsky
Babel loved plump women. Where there’s lots of flesh there’s lots of sweetness. Lots of warmth, heat, tenderness, there’s a caress of sunshine and a velvety splash of the sea.
Translated from Russian by Byron Lindsey
The Brother’s Keeper
By Vladimir Makanin
My brother ran away from me at Kursky. The depot then was an ordinary railroad station, not the modern monstrosity of cement and colored tile that it is today. It housed a crowd of people in its lobby…
Translated from Russian by Byron Lindsey