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Jean Harris

Contributor

Jean Harris

Jean Harris is a novelist and essayist now living in Bucharest, Romania. She has been the 2007-2008 winner of the University of California, Irvine's International Center for Writing and Translation's translation grant for her translation of Ştefan Bănulescu's Mistreţii erau blazi. Director of The Observer Translation Project 2008-2009, she has been guest editor of Absinthe 13: Spotlight on Romania (2010). Her translations have recently appeared in the Guardian, Habitus: a Diaspora Journal (2012) and in The Fifth Impossibility , a collection of essays by Norman Manea in Yale's Margellos World Republic of Letters series (2012). She is currently translating Norman Manea's Captives for New Directions. She holds a PhD in British and American literature from Rutgers and has published fiction, literary criticism, and psychoanalytic studies including The Roots of Artifice: A Study in Literary Creativity with Jay Harris (Human Sciences Press, 1981) and The One-Eyed Doctor: Psychological Origins of Freud's Works with Jay Harris (Jason Aronson, 1984).

Articles by Jean Harris

The Agent
By Tatiana Niculescu Bran
“Little lady, do you have a craving for cozonac?”
Translated from Romanian by Jean Harris
Grin and Bear It: Transformative New Romanian Fiction
By Jean Harris
To make haz de necaz is to transform tribulation through the play of wit.
from “The Confession”
By Tatiana Niculescu Bran
In the spring of 2005 an exorcism took place in a small, unfinished monastery in Vaslui County in northwestern Romania. Casting out demons is more common in Romania than in the West, but there was nothing…
Translated from Romanian by Jean Harris
Multilingual
The Bicycle Factory
By Adrian Sângeorzan
In 1966, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu issued Decree 770, criminalizing abortion. After that, women found their own ways to end unwanted pregnancies, no matter the risk. With money and contacts,…
Translated from Romanian by Jean Harris
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