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Been There, Read That!: Stories for the Armchair Traveller

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In this eclectic compendium of translated international stories, a wide range of voices present connections with different ethnicities and provide an opportunity to see the world in a new light. From Spain and Switzerland to Korea, Tahiti, and Mexico, these multicultural stories include a young boy from a backcountry town who struggles with the mysteries and inconsistencies of adult behavior, a French mayor and his community who try desperately to maintain the appearance of normalcy, a scrawny rooster who turns ...

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Overview

In this eclectic compendium of translated international stories, a wide range of voices present connections with different ethnicities and provide an opportunity to see the world in a new light. From Spain and Switzerland to Korea, Tahiti, and Mexico, these multicultural stories include a young boy from a backcountry town who struggles with the mysteries and inconsistencies of adult behavior, a French mayor and his community who try desperately to maintain the appearance of normalcy, a scrawny rooster who turns out to be a champion cock fighter, and a young girl who travels to Seoul and is dazzled and disappointed by what she finds. Filled with fresh voices, many of which appear in English for the first time, this collection is a memorable literary sojourn around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864735720
  • Publisher: Victoria University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Jean Anderson is a senior lecturer in French at the Victoria University of Wellington and the director of the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Bill Manhire 9

Introduction Jean Anderson 11

My Grandmother, the Crustacean Andrea Grill 13

Translated from the German Margaret Sutherland

Outlandia Pol Hoste 21

Translated from the Dutch Nadine Malfait

A Place Maria Gronlykke 33

Translated from the Danish Lisbeth Gronbaek

The Surveyors Christiane Rolland Hasler 40

Translated from the French Jean Anderson

Moving to Berlin Franz Xaver Kroetz 52

Translated from the German Monika Smith

Waste Axel Hacke 59

Translated from the German Richard Millington

Se-pa-ra-tion Partow Nooriala 63

Translated from the Persian Sholeh Wolpe

The Poison Within Breandan O Doibhlin 65

Translated from the Irish Michael Cronin

Marine Forecast Gianni Celati 71

Translated from the Italian Sarah Hill

Seoul, so far away Park Wan-suh 97

Translated from the Korean Stephen Epstein and Yu Young-nan

Still Learning Mohd Affandi Hassan 109

Translated from the Malay Washima Che Dan

Gato Lamarye / Ter ruz Ananda Devi 118

Translated from the French Jean Anderson

Velvet Quinces Severino Salazar 127

Translated from the Spanish Frederic-Yves Jeannet Rolla Norrish

The Lizard-Man Claudine Jacques 138

Translated from the French Sarah Powell

Stream of Consciousness Vladimir Voinovich 147

Translated from the Russian John Jamieson

Base Times Height Divided by Two Hipolito G. Navarro 159

Translated from the Spanish Nicola Gilmour

Six Stories Ake Smedberg 168

Translated from the Swedish Pleasance Purser

Emile Forever ... Amen Amelie Plume 182

Translated from the French ChrisTina Anderes

My Cousin Pouen and the Tyson of Fighting Cocks Jimmy M. Ly 200

Translated from the French Jean Anderson

Antonio bySundown Johnny Gavlovski 210

Translated from the Spanish Desiree Sterental Gezentsvey

'Ah, je veux vivre dans ce reve ...' Anna Moi 230

Translated from the French Jean Anderson Anna Moi

Translators 235

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