Margellos Series

To London, with Love: Further Travels to Spain

Ivan Lett When I noted previously that I’m a fan of British Hispanists, I left out Hugh Thomas’s narratives of Spanish history, and he has published many. Notably from YUP, The Beaumarchais in Seville tells the story of the French Revolutionary Pierre Beaumarchais and his travels to Madrid, 1764-65 (he

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Adonis in New York and New Haven

Not one, but two, important literary events are on the horizon: Adonis, the esteemed Syrian poet, will be in New York on Monday, October 25 at the 92nd Street Y and at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center on Tuesday, October 26; both are readings from his newly published book, Adonis: Selected

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Lost Without Translation

For the past few summers, the literary world appears to have been seized by a storm: literature translated from different languages. This summer’s huge hit was a Swedish thriller called The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the third in author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, and the result was readers

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