Why I Refuse to Read Translations

The reason English-speaking readers can barely tell the difference between Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky is that they aren’t reading the prose of either one. They’re reading Constance Garnett.Joseph Brodsky Several years ago I studied a postgraduate course in medieval history. During the overview the advisor had some choice words for myself and the other students: “You … Continue reading Why I Refuse to Read Translations

The House with the Light on Even Though It Was the Middle of the Day

This is a short story written by (un)renowned author Hubert J. Watergipridget. I like it so much that I have uploaded it for your enjoyment. Enjoy. In the rather odd town of Oddington, Burnell Manor is considered something of an oddity. For a house to be viewed as odd in a town known and named … Continue reading The House with the Light on Even Though It Was the Middle of the Day