Some good finds at PFB today.

// Genji Days by Edward G. Seidensticker. Seidensticker’s diary from the years when he was translating The Tale of Genji. I’ve only read the Waley translation but I imagine the challenges they both faced were very similar.

// Decreation by Anne Carson. Poetry, essays, opera. I will quote part of the back cover blurb: “…writing in forms as varied as opera libretto, screenplay, poem, oratorio, essay, shot list, and rapture. As she makes her way through these forms she slowly dismantles them, and in doing so seeks to move through the self, to its undoing.”

I’m ready to be undone.

// Vertigo by W.G. Sebald. Looks unread, its condition essentially brand new. There was an Indigo Books bookmark in it so I imagine it was bought by mistake or given to someone who didn’t want it and was immediately sold.

Neil Bruder @neilbruder