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Stefan Tobler

Contributor

Stefan Tobler

Stefan Tobler works at And Other Stories and translates authors including Clarice Lispector, Raduan Nassar, and Lutz Seiler. He lived in northern Brazil, southern England, and eastern Germany before settling in England’s North Country.

Articles by Stefan Tobler

September-2022-International-Translation-Day-Feature
From left to right: Nicholas Glastonbury, Sawad Hussain, Yilin Wang, Stefan Tobler
What Comes after #NameTheTranslator?
By Yilin Wang, Stefan Tobler, Sawad Hussain & Nicholas Glastonbury
When we celebrate the increasing visibility of translation, we should also ask about what languages and literatures—and, consequently, what human experiences—are afforded visibility.
Introduction: Writing from Brazil
By Stefan Tobler
How does a Brazilian write? How should a writer respond to a country as full of variety and stories as Brazil? And what do we in the Anglophone world know about Brazilian culture today? As you might expect,…
Becoming Ishmael
By Antônio Moura
Becoming Ishmael in Moby Dick,whenever I find myself growing grimabout the mouth, wheneverit is a damp, drizzlyNovember in my soul,it is time to take to sea.And armed with next to nothing, justthe word…
Translated from Portuguese by Stefan Tobler
Multilingual
Sixteen Degrees on Avenida Paulista
By Horácio Costa
Isixteen degrees on Paulista            I had the verse so well structured this morningand drive in the flow of traffic               …
Translated from Portuguese by Stefan Tobler
Multilingual
Hiatus
By Armando Freitas Filho
A mother’s love, a hernia lovethat even when distant, even when deadis an inheritance that crosses the gapwith the tentacles and gambitsof a spider, tantalizing, and that clings, graspson the inside:…
Translated from Portuguese by Stefan Tobler
Multilingual
In the Mirror
By Armando Freitas Filho
Under my skin, my father / invades me.
Translated from Portuguese by Stefan Tobler
Vigil
By Orides Fontela
Full      moment:live birdattentive to.Tense in            the instant –immobile flight–full presencebird and         …
Translated from Portuguese by Stefan Tobler
Multilingual
If Nothing Else Helps, Read Clarice
By José Eduardo Agualusa
I’m afraid of turning on the TV and, like someone going into the Underground at rush hour, of having my intelligence stepped on, whether out of carelessness or malice.
Translated from Portuguese by Stefan Tobler
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