Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cold River Lost In Translation

       Quite a few interesting translation-related pieces in the new issue of The Brooklyn Quarterly, in particular:

       Noted Indian literary figure Khushwant Singh has passed away, at the age of ninety-nine.
       A very active writer, he is probably best-known for his novel, Train to Pakistan (get your copy at or, but see the list of his publications at Penguin Books India for an idea of the variety. 

We all doodle, but Meg Wolitzer gets inspired by it. When she was writing The Interestings, she frequently drew her way into her characters. “I sometimes drew crude, Harvey- and Archie-inspired images of my characters, in keeping with the spirit of Ethan Figman and Figland,” she wrote in The New Yorker.
       All well worth your while -- and I hope to see some discussion/repsonses, too.