My Two WorldsPaperback
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- Publisher: Open Letter
- Format: Paperback | 110 pages
- Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 10mm | 181g
- Publication date: 16 August 2011
- Publication City/Country: Rochester, NY
- ISBN 10: 1934824283
- ISBN 13: 9781934824283
- Sales rank: 241,342
An extraordinary meditation on experience, writing, and space, "My Two Worlds" is about a writer lost in an unfamiliar Brazilian city, searching for a park. Struggling to match the two-dimensional map with reality, and disturbed by the bad reviews his new book is receiving, he begins to see his thoughts, reflections, and memories mirrored in the landscape and its inhabitants.
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Sergio Chejfec, originally from Argentina, has published numerous works of fiction, poetry, and essays. Among his grants and prizes, he has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2007 and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2000. He teaches at NYU. Margaret Carson translates contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama from Latin America. She also teaches in the Modern Languages Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College.
"Lean, thoughtful, and keenly observed, the Argentinean Chejfec's first work translated into English packs a great deal of insight into 102 pages ... Carson's magnificent translation of Chejfec's latest work should be treated as a significant event.""Publishers Weekly" "