I have quite an elitist taste in literature (and arts in general, and maybe just life in general). This is not a problem: everybody likes different things and I don’t have to be ashamed of the fact that I like these things. I’m not bothering anyone.
Two years ago, I read Ulysses for the first time. Last semester, I did a course on this incredible book and I reread it.
I don't know if I think this is a good or a bad book.
As some of my readers might know, I love nineteenth-century French literature. So when Patricia Worth contacted me if I wanted to review her new translation of George Sand’s Spiridion, I was very excited. I have wanted to read something by Sand for quite some while now.
A new year and some new reading challenges! I have some cool new reading projects planned.
A new year, so you might need some new books! Here are some ways to get new books without spending too much money.
Last semester I had to reread Ulysses by James Joyce because I took a course on this book. It made me reconsider what I think about rereading.
There are so many books to read that I have to make choices. But how do I choose which books are worthy of my time?
Anna Visser is a young translator, currently working on a Dutch translation of "The Hustler" by Walter Tevis. I talked to her about her work, the Beats and the difference between translating prose and poetry.
Literature can be quite a solitary hobby. However, I’ve had a few people in my life who really shaped my interest in literature, by challenging my reading or by showing me new genres. And because I study literature and devote my life to it, they haven’t just helped shape this hobby, they have shaped my life too.