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Benjamín Labatut: When We Cease to Understand the World

We can pull atoms apart, peer back at the first light and predict the end of the universe with just a handful of equations, squiggly lines and arcane symbols that normal people cannot fathom, even though they hold sway over their lives. But it’s not just regular folks; even scientists no longer comprehend the world. […]

Kirjaluotsi Alankomaat, Chile, Esseet, Käännöskirjallisuus, Pushkin Press, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 30/12/2021 2 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Shokoofeh Azar: The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

And so, with a slow sweep of the arm that remained forever etched in my memory, he took out a match, lit it, and tossed it onto the pile of books. With a quiet huff…ff…ff the flames rippled over the pages, catching first the old books with the brown paper whose smell I loved so […]

Kirjaluotsi Australia, Azar Shokoofeh, Dreamscape Media, Iran, Käännöskirjallisuus, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 18/12/2020 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Jokha Alharthi: Celestial Bodies

Khawla talked and talked. She would never stop talking, she said to her father, the way Maya had stopped talking when they married her off without anyone asking her opinion. Mayya had not had an education but Khawla had, and she would kill herself if her father insisted on this marriage. She was vowed to […]

Kirjaluotsi Alharthi Jokha, Käännöskirjallisuus, Oman, Sandstone Press, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 01/11/2019 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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