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Wading in the Murky River of Translation

Moon, Translation

by: Yan Pu My editor sent a text to me several months ago: “Hey, Yan. What’s going on with the rest of your translation? I’ve edited the twenty-one chapters you’ve translated. By the way, why did you use ‘she’ to

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Like Us, Like Me: A Review of Tracy K. Smith’s Ordinary Light


by: Shannon Pender Tracy K. Smith’s memoir, Ordinary Light, captivates with lyrical melody that takes the reader on a journey of what it means to be a woman, a writer, an African American, and a daughter. Smith moves chronologically, separating her

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Somehow He Always Draws the Reader Back: A Review of Hotels of North America

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by: John Simons Playfulness and desperation define Rick Moody’s latest novel Hotels of North America. Moody, famous for fiction writing since The Ice Storm turned into a bestseller in 1996, has taken many departures into memoir, criticism, and even musical

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