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Eric M. B. Becker
Professional double; editor of ; Fellow; translator from Portuguese, most recently of Mia Couto's RAIN; curator,
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The Paris Review 2h
“Doing it wrong isn’t bad, but doing it wrong and thinking you’ve done it right is.” —Toni Morrison
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Maud Newton May 24
Did you know that England once kidnapped an Ethiopian prince, refused his pleas to be returned to his home, and, when he died at the age of 18, buried him at Windsor Castle, marking the grave with "When I was a stranger, ye took me in"? (by )
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Eric M. B. Becker 19h
Replying to @FishMPLS
hope you feel better soon, chris!
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Americas Society/Council of the Americas May 24
Last week, trended in Brazil as thousands of students protested cuts in education funding. In the latest podcast, and talked about the 40-million-student system and the challenges ahead:
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Rita Mattar May 24
Parabéns e pelo grande prêmio da mostra Un Certain Regard em Cannes! Viva “A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão”! ✨
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WordsWithoutBorders May 24
"thus it is proven once again that luck is a swallow on a telegraph wire" —from Czech avant-gardist Karel Schulz's visual poem "Travel by Train," translated by Meghan Forbes.
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Eric M. B. Becker May 24
the most dangerous thing in just about any situation is the supremely confident individual with absolutely no idea what s/he is doing
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The TLS May 23
An essay by Judith Kerr (1923–2019) explaining the lasting impact of her multi-lingual childhood on her relationship with language. First published in the TLS in 1975
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Eric M. B. Becker May 23
A majority of justices sitting on Brazil’s Supreme Court have recognized that homophobia is a crime, punishable by law. (The country has long recognized racism as such, and offenders serve jail time.)
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Eric M. B. Becker May 23
As contests go, this one seems pretty special.
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House of SpeakEasy May 22
We, with , are taking our book truck on the road for an 1800-mile journey to cities around the country to give away books, highlight local writers and literary organizations, and support literacy. Help us fund our mission!
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Lauren Groff May 23
A rhetorical trick is being played on us when people use the term “abortion debate.” Our right to bodily autonomy is not up for debate. A religious minority’s move to control the bodies of half the country’s citizens isn’t a debate. It’s an outrageous human rights violation.
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Beatriz Rey May 23
This podcast brings together two of the most competent people I know ( and ) to discuss education in Brazil. Check it out 👇🏼
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Yvette Siegert May 23
Thanks to the wonderful editors for publishing this window-shaped poem of mine.
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Luisa Leme May 23
Great to be able to interview to better understand education in Brazil. Not the polemic around it, but the real needs behind it. Listen to the podcast! (a perfect example of great Brazilian accents in action hahaha)
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Eric M. B. Becker May 22
"Some of the best short stories in English weren't originally in English": Mia Couto's RAIN AND OTHER STORIES makes 's list of 20 short story collections to read. Great to see also Antonia Lloyd-Jones, , , & more!
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Asymptote Journal May 22
Enjoy this wonderful list of translated short stories! Because some of the best fiction in English wasn't originally in English.
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Diane Mehta May 22
Grateful to the many legal advocates who work in this field and loved reporting it.
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Coffee House Press May 21
We’re so proud of Alia Trabucco Zerán, , & the spectacular debut that is THE REMAINDER. Congrats to Jokha Alharthi & Marilyn Booth & all the shortlisted authors and translators! THE REMAINDER is out stateside in August.✨
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Eric M. B. Becker May 22
Replying to @JeremyTiang
does you writer need an introduction to a Portuguese-language publisher? ;-)
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