Reading the World: Sergio Chejfec & Margaret Carson (1/5)





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Published on Feb 16, 2012

December 1, 2011 - Sergio Chejfec is the author of a dozen books, three of which are coming out from Open Letter Books: MY TWO WORLDS (available now), THE PLANETS (2012), and THE DARK (2013). Spanish author Enrique Vila-Matas singled out MY TWO WORLDS as one of the "best books of the year." The English edition has been universally praised, with Publishers Weekly saying Margaret B. Carson's "magnificent translation" should be "treated as a significant event."

MY TWO WORLDS is a novel about an author walking through a city in the South of Brazil. As he wanders, this unnamed narrator thinks about his walk, about his new book (which isn't getting very good reviews), and about his life (his birthday is a few days away). Here, Chejfec and Carson discuss this novel, literature, and the process of translation.

(This event is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts; sponsored by The Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation at the University of Rochester; and presented by Open Letter and University of Rochester Arts & Sciences.)

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