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Tobias Hecht

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Tobias Hecht

Tobias Hecht's first book, At Home in the Street, was published by Cambridge University Press and won the 2002 Margaret Mead Award. His latest book, After Life: An Ethnographic Novel, grew out of interviews collected over the course of a decade with a homeless Brazilian youth. His translation of a collection of short stories by Cristina Peri Rossi is entitled The Museum of Useless Efforts. For more information: tobiashecht.com.

Articles by Tobias Hecht

Two Old Kippers
By Tobias Hecht
. . .sleeping as quiet as death, side by wrinkled side, toothless, salt and brown, like two old kippers in a box. —Dylan Thomas, “Under Milk Wood” Recently two pensioned old men in Calcutta…
Translated from Urdu by Tom Leonard
Fetishists Anonymous
By Cristina Peri Rossi
On Saturday afternoons, I’m the only woman at the Fetishists’ Club. Otherwise it’s just men.We meet on the weekends, before Sunday, stupid old Sunday, the gloomiest, most depressing…
Translated from Spanish by Tobias Hecht
Rumors
By Cristina Peri Rossi
Toward the end of the twentieth century, rumors about the cities spread. Some people spoke of their demise, others of a strange rebirth from out of the rubble. Clandestine groups would whisper secrets…
Translated from Spanish by Tobias Hecht
Agony in the Kitchen
By Juan José Millás
Surveying the men near him to see which ones looked more athletically inclined, he selected the members of a prospective rescue party.
Translated from Spanish by Tobias Hecht
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