New web page

Just testing out the new blog feature! Thanks to LSA, with a special thanks to Erin Norris who did the work on this, my old personal web page has now been transferred to this shiny new WordPress site. Which means I should be able to add to and edit it easily, and not let an …

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The Joy of Translation

“Last year, when I had the pleasure of translating Cuban writer Abilio Estévez’s first novel Tuyo es el reino (Thine Is the Kingdom) from Spanish into English, it occurred to me that much has been written about the difficulties of translation but little about its joys.1 The 300-plus pages of this luminously written work allowed …

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My Son Gabriel

(Note: this is a blog-like post from the first version of my personal website, originally posted in early 2000… and reposted here for historical purposes!) This is my son Gabriel in a photo taken in Havana in December 1999. (The photo was taken by Gabriel’s mother, the other person in my life —Ruth Behar.)