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Jonathan Blitzer

Contributor

Jonathan Blitzer

Jonathan Blitzer is an editor at Words Without Borders and currently a Fulbright Scholar in Madrid.

Articles by Jonathan Blitzer

The Writer of Memories
By Doménico Chiappe
I felt the arrogance with which one regards the dispossessed.
Translated from Spanish by Jonathan Blitzer
Multilingual
The Night Sucks
By Blanca Riestra
The girl with a ponytail says: “Look at the sky,” and the other says, “The sky sucks.”
Translated from Spanish by Jonathan Blitzer
A Tiny Repeated Gesture: An Interview with Blanca Riestra
By Jonathan Blitzer
Jonathan Blitzer:  In this issue of the magazine, we’ve published your story “The Night Sucks (La noche sucks),” which later became the novel of the same name.  You have never considered yourself…
Translated from Spanish by the author
Dos Manzanas
By Ernesto Pérez Zúñiga
And try to imagine what we will never know for sure: what old grudge (since it did not stem from us) and what precise urgency are at the root of everything that is going to happen today
Translated from Spanish by Jonathan Blitzer
Multilingual
On Reviewing Translations: Confessions of a Book Reviewer (of works in translation)
By Jonathan Blitzer
There is an anecdote about translation—which, fittingly, I´ve only come across second-hand—that involves an enthusiastic Ernest Hemingway gushing to a friend that finally, with a new…
Spaniards Lost in America
By Carlos Franz
He kept the body under the counter, right where he stored his medicinal herbs.
Translated from Spanish by Jonathan Blitzer
Jonathan Blitzer’s Film Picks
By Jonathan Blitzer
Les Cousins Claude Chabrol This dark, eerie—and stunted—coming-of-age story has been following me around for months since I recently saw it for the first time.  In a word, it’s…
The Reckoning
By Jorge Eduardo Benavides
That Presence—long feared—was once again in our midst.
Translated from Spanish by Jonathan Blitzer
From the Translator: Jonathan Blitzer on “Ride of the Valkyries”
By Jonathan Blitzer
In his post, “Our Man in Madrid” series editor Jonathan Blitzer speaks about Wagnerian imprecations and military coups in Juan Carlos Chirinos's “Ride of the Valkyries.” Juan…
Ride of the Valkyries
By Juan Carlos Chirinos
Now the president is gulping down a pair of tranquilizers with his whiskey.
Translated from Spanish by Jonathan Blitzer
New York, New York!
By Jonathan Blitzer
In his excellent new book, Hispanic New York, Columbia University’s Claudio Remeseira stays within the five boroughs and yet has achieved something decidedly, and admirably, far-flung. I think of…