Malahat Review 188 (Fall 2014) Print Edition

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Print edition of Malahat Review Issue 188 (Fall 2014). At Home in Translation: Canadians Translate the World

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At Home in Translation:
Canadians Translate the World

Translation is a vocation as consuming as any literary discipline, for it takes ingenuity, facility, and tenacity to tease out of English a likeness capturing the wit, nuance, and polish appreciable in the original. It demands originality, for its finest practitioners are so engaged they see their own and other languages afresh.

—from Malahat editor John Barton’s introduction, “A Like Vocation”

Contents

Winner:
Les poésies Francophones du Canada:
A Translation Contest
Poetry
  • Yves Bonnefoy (John Reibetanz), “Noli Me Tangere”
  • Dragan Jovanovic Danilov (Goran Marić), “A poem about married couples from cold northern countries”
  • Ulrikka S. Gernes (Patrick Friesen, P. K. Brask), “Dogger Bank, all that junk, words…,”
    “Skinny people are more naked, you said…,”
    “The snake rattles among the dry leaves…,”
    “You need a railway station, a cello, you need…”
  • Read an interview with Patrick on his poetry.
  • Vinko Grubišić (Katia Grubisic), “Letter”
  • Durs Grünbein (John Reibetanz), “Phonebooth Nostalgia,” “Grounded,” “Club of Rome,” “Renewals”
  • Dorothea Grünzeig (Derk Wynand), “poem of finding and losing” (Click here to read this piece in full.)
  • Yuri Izdryk (Erín Moure, Roman Ivashkiv), “synopsis”
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez (A. F. Moritz), from Eternidades (“Night,” “As you pass…”)
  • Amadou Elimane Kane (Amy Butcher), “The Baobab Speaks”
  • Dmytro Kremin (Russell Thornton, Svetlana Ischenko), “The Horse Constellation”
  • Chus Pato (Erín Moure), “On the Turbulence of Poplars: fuscum sub nigrum”
  • Maitham Salman (Maitham Salman), “You”
  • Simcha Simchovitch (Kenneth Sherman), “My Friend is Dying”
  • Ana Paula Tavares (Paulo da Costa), “The massambala grows in the naked eye”
  • Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares (Hugh Hazelton), “Life: Objects of Desire,” “Surfer,” “Mourning,” “The Parrot’s Screech”
  • Haris Vlavianos (Evan Jones), from “Sonnets of Despair: apologia pro vita et arte mea” (12, 16, 24)
  • Leyzer Volf (Kenneth Sherman), “Four Questions”
  • Jan Wagner (Danielle Janess, Julian Smith-Newman), “Nikosia,” “Chameleon”
  • Jan Zwicky, “Translation”
Fiction
Creative Nonfiction
  • Dacia Maraini (Genni Gunn), from The Ship for Kobe
  • Katherine Luo (Yvonne So), “Along Came a Brother from Home Town”
  • Joyce Zhang (Daniel Fried), “Too Much Happiness: On Translating Munro into Chinese”
  • Read an interview with Joyce on her CNF piece.
Interview
Reviews
Cover
  • Erin O’Leary, Abandoned Boxcar, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Digital photograph, 2013. Collection of the Artist.