Want to read: This Little Art by Kate Briggs 📚

“…an intricately structured and finely crafted work that manages to feel refreshingly impromptu…”, says Marisa Grizenko in the latest edition of Plain Pleasures, her book review newsletter. I recommend subscribing!

This Little Art is novel length essay about the trials and tribulations of translation. The publishers blurb calls it “…a genre-bending song for the practice of literary translation…”.

On a whim I checked the library to see if they have a copy—it turns out, yes they do!—so I scooped it up and since this book comes with a deadline I’m actually going to read it now and not two years from now as would likely be the case if I’d found a second hand copy.

Neil Bruder @neilbruder