iván BRAVE

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Ernesto Cardenal – Take care of yourself, Claudia, when with me.

Ernesto Cardenal – Take care of yourself, Claudia, when with me.

31 May 2017

(Original can be found on the blog Atrapadas en Azul.)   My first impression upon entering the poem was of immediate sadness. There are many casual rhymes, natural with Spanish, and a freedom of verse that gives the poem a sense of sincerity, while an intriguing use of punctuation adds both urgency and hesitation: I […]

Mario Levrero — 8 August 23:42

Mario Levrero — 8 August 23:42

May 2017

marioLEVRERO_8august2342_ivanBRAVE   Have you been keeping track of the date and time? This tread to write multiple entries per day will become rare as the diary unfolds. It would seem Levrero awoke to much entusiasm, as he says, and gradually slowed down his production–thankfully, not at the cost of his quality.

Mario Levrero — 8 August 16:54

Mario Levrero — 8 August 16:54

24 May 2017

marioLEVRERO_8august1654_ivanBRAVE   As one reads these entries, its easy to forget that they were first written by hand. What we read, then, is highly edited by Levrero as he transcribe his words into Word processor. So, when he introduces a character, and interweaves continuations of other characters, there is a conscious decision made.   What […]

Mario Levrero — 7 August 16:58

Mario Levrero — 7 August 16:58

17 May 2017

marioLEVRERO_7august1658_ivanBRAVE   Some history on Rosa Chacel…this obit-s makes me want to read her work:   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-rosa-chacel-1416940.html

Mario Levrero — 6 August 17:20

Mario Levrero — 6 August 17:20

3 May 2017

marioLEVRERO_6august1720_ivanBRAVE   Chl is introduced in this chapter. Notice how her character develops. Her relationship with Levrero will form the emotional core of the diary.

Mario Levrero — 5 August 22:28

Mario Levrero — 5 August 22:28

19 April 2017

marioLEVRERO_5august2228_ivanBRAVE   D’Arienzo was one of the foremost tango conductors/composers of the last century.   Here is a clip at his best: (notice the strength of the down beat, BUM BUM BUM)

Mario Levrero — 5 August 03:13

Mario Levrero — 5 August 03:13

5 April 2017

Click here for PDF –_5august0313   This reading is best enjoyed after reading Levrero’s Preface. So please check out last week’s translation post first.   Hope you enjoy.   Have you read the original? How do you remember it? I am very interested in Translation in theory and in practice, so please let your comments […]

Mario Levrero’s The Luminous Novel (Preface)

Mario Levrero’s The Luminous Novel (Preface)

29 March 2017

Click here for PDF — Mario Levrero’s The Luminous Novel (Preface)   Above you will find my translation for Levrero’s preface to his 564-page book, The Luminous Novel. Below you can read the letter I attach to all my proposals to agents and publishing houses that specialize in translated work. The letter details Levrero’s influence […]