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Translators in Conversation: David Coulter & Jim Brook

February 16, 2018
7:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome two translators, David Coulter and Jim Brook, to discuss their craft and recent projects on Friday, February 16th at 7pm. 

David Coulter's latest translation is of  E.F. Granell's Cervantes-influence allegory of the Spanish Civil War, The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian. Set against a cruel landscape peopled by generals, priests, conquistadors, poets, witches, and nuns, Tupinamba Indian embodies  Granell's wartime experiences while transforming them through his lush  and incendiary surrealist imagination. Jim Brook is the translator of  Victor Serge's A Blaze in a Desert. A novelist, a literary  critic, a political journalist, and a historian of the Russian  Revolution, Serge was also a formidable poet. In this collection  he bears witness to decades of revolutionary upheavals in Europe and the  advent of totalitarian rule. In poems datelined Petrograd, Orenburg,  Paris, Marseille, the Caribbean, and Mexico, Serge composed these  elegies for the fallen who, like him, endured prison, exile, and bitter  disappointment in the revolutions of the first half of the twentieth  century.

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David Coulter divides his time between Berkeley, CA and Coimbra,  Portugal, where he particpates with the Cabo Mondego Section of  Portuguese Surrealism.

James Brook is a poet whose translations include works by Guy Debord, Henri Michaux, Gellu Naum, and Benjamin Peret. 

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