Month: April 2024

The Big Ones and the Little Ones

“Al-Adim and Agdistis are gossipping, quietly, about al-Adim’s patroness. ‘Not a hundred legs,’ says al-Adim, ‘but more than you’d think…’” If a videogame is a wall, what do you think – is writing more like the bricks, or more like the mortar? My answer would be usually the mortar… though it depends which game. They’re […]

Written by on April 26, 2024

GUEST POST: “See what surfaces in sleep…”

Aaand we’re back! The previous article had us rambling about the structure of Alexis Kennedy’s prose, something that makes translating it akin to translating poetry. Today I am going to talk some more about linguistic treasures hidden in seemingly ordinary texts. Let’s start where we left off when illustrating the matter of rhythm: “Here, impossibly […]

Written by on April 15, 2024