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Stefan Tobler

Contributor

Stefan Tobler

Stefan Tobler is the founder of And Other Stories, the publisher who launched Deborah Levy’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted Swimming Home and Carlos Gamerro’s acclaimed The Islands, along with many more award-winning books. It works with networks of writers and translators to handpick the best of international literature for its subscribers and all lovers of fine writing. Stefan Tobler is also a literary translator from Portuguese and German, most recently of Rodrigo de Souza Leão and Clarice Lispector.

Articles by Stefan Tobler

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. Quietly, slowly: in my striated nails, along the fat visible vein, in my stomach that has succumbed, in my scrotum that has loosened, he flakes off my skin that dries…
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
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