2007 Words Without Borders/Reading the World BOOK CLUBS ARE HERE
ALL ARE INVITED TO READ, COMMENT, AND PARTICIPATE
RTW BOOK CLUBS 2007 LINEUP:
JANUARY and FEBRUARY James Marcus and Cynthia Haven, Collected Poems by Zbigniew Herbert (tr. Alissa Valles)
James Marcus introduces Zbigniew Herbert
Cynthia Haven interviews Peter Dale Scott
Peter Dale Scott talks about translating Herbert's "Pebble" with Czesław Miłosz
Anna Frajlich discusses human suffering in Herbert's Apollo and Marsyas"
Emigration, Displacement and Loss: Cynthia Haven speaks to Anna Frajlich about the work of Herbert
James Marcus speaks to Alissa Valles about translating Herbert
"I Will Oppress You With My Strange Love": Andrzej Franaszek speaks to Cynthia Haven on the relationship between Herbert and Czesław Miłosz.
Cynthia Haven leads us through Herbert's "Report from a Besieged City."
DECEMBER: Laila Lalami on Carmara Laye's The Radiance of the King (tr. James Kirkup)
Laila introduces The Radiance of the King
Landing on an Unknown Coast—the Story of The Radiance of the King.
Literary influences and the contentious issue of the book's authorship.
Final Thoughts on The Radiance of the King
NOVEMBER: Michael Orthofer, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's Mandarins (tr. by Charles de Wolf)
An introduction to Ryunosuke Akutagawa and his work
The titular story from the collection—Mandarins
East Meets West in the work of Akutagawa.
OCTOBER: Mark Sarvas on Sandor Marai's The Rebels (tr. by George Szirtes)
Mark introduces Sandor Marai and his work
Fathers and Sons in The Rebels
An interview with David Leavitt
An interview with Arthur Philips
SEPTEMBER: Chad Post and Mark Binelli on Georges Simenon's Georges Simenon's The Engagement (tr. by Anna Moschovakis)
Chad introduces Georges Simenon and his work
Mark Binelli on the Engagement
The Engagement as Genre-bender
Mark Binelli's recs for the mystery novel aficionado
The Translator Speaks. Anna Moschovakis, translator of the Engagement talks to Chad Post
More information on Reading the World and included titles is available here.
Special thanks to Chad Post, University of Rochester and to, Karl Pohrt, Shaman Drum Bookshop; Jeff Seroy, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Archipelago Books, Dalkey Archive Press, Ecco Press, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Harcourt, Knopf, New Directions, New York Review Books, Other Press, and Picador.