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An Illustrator and a Writer

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in French Literature | 0 comments

Rarely would you find the union of an author and an illustrator so steadfast, so artistically productive as that of Patrick Modiano, the Nobel laureate in literature and Pierre Le-Tan who passed away on 17 September. Le-Tan’s cover drawings have so informed the pocket editions of Patrick Modiano’s novels that for many readers even the themes of Modiano’s...

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Hindu

Hindu

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

A short story by Dibyendu Palit   It was very early in the morning. Mathuranath, as usual, took his holy dip in the Ganga. Barefoot and clad in a dhoti, a namavali wrapped around his body like a shawl, he was hastening back home. In the copper vessel in his hand, there was holy water. His feet were mud-smeared, he was mumbling slokas from the Gita....

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Lost Eyes

Lost Eyes

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Short Story Translation | 0 comments

A Short Story by Banaphul   In the eyes of an ordinary man she was not attractive.  Even I could see she wasn’t really pretty, but I loved her. Because in her eyes – oh, I don’t know what it was. I had never in my life seen such dreamy, alluring eyes.  I remember one day, after caressing her in a secluded place, I said to her, “I...

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A Chronicle of Wasted Time

A Chronicle of Wasted Time

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Miscellaneous Jottings, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you need to attend to a phone call, an email, a Whatsapp message or a Facebook post, do not waste your time glancing at this post for, at the end of it, this may take you nowhere. It is not my wish to add to your own chronicle of wasted time and this essay is not for those who try to extract significant profit out of all they do. They won’t turn...

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Some Asleep, Others Wide Awake

Some Asleep, Others Wide Awake

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Miscellaneous Jottings | 0 comments

Don’t consider this narrator heartless on getting to the end of this post. It is not his intention to blame or condemn a person. He shares here how the memory of something that happened long ago —  an old event or a forgotten anecdote helps us to bear difficulty or pain with a beaming face. Are you envious of a solitary translator working from...

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