Monthly Archives: November 2010


A lovely evening at Architectura & Natura bookshop on Leliegracht in Amsterdam for the launch of Iwan Baan‘s photography book Brasilia-Chandigarh: Living with Modernity, published by Lars Müller. I translated “Ex Nihilo: A Tale of Two Cities”, a beautiful and thought-provoking essay by Cees Nooteboom for the book, and it was wonderful to hear him […]
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Flair-bringers and clunkheads

This article in the latest London Review of Books is a fascinating read: “Writer’s Writer and Writer’s Writer’s Writer”, Julian Barnes on Lydia Davis’s translation of Madame Bovary. Davis concludes: “So what I’m trying to do is what I think hasn’t been done, which is to create a well-written translation that’s also very close, very […]
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