Carlos Yushimito’s ‘Which Treats of Lázaro’s Account of the Friendship He Shared with a Blind Trafficker in Stories and the Misfortunes that Befell Them’

EXTRACT There was a time when I often gazed at the factory chimneys. Each morning they were the same height and their colour resembled zinzolin, a kind of purple that, lacklustre as it is, blended with the red of daybreak. Those details were important to me: they let me know that between night and day… Continue reading Carlos Yushimito’s ‘Which Treats of Lázaro’s Account of the Friendship He Shared with a Blind Trafficker in Stories and the Misfortunes that Befell Them’

Extract from Aleksandra Lun’s The Palimpsests in Asymptote

Cover art by Naï Zakharia

…is featured in the latest issue of Asymptote. It starts like this: Illustration by Naï Zakharia   My name is Czesław Przęśnicki, I’m a miserable Eastern-European immigrant and a failed writer, I haven’t engaged in sexual relations for some time and I’ve been committed to an asylum in Belgium, a country that has had no government… Continue reading Extract from Aleksandra Lun’s The Palimpsests in Asymptote

Letter to Salvador translation

By Claudia Salazar Jiménez, translated by Elizabeth Bryer Edited by Jennifer Mills EXTRACT […] This was what happened, Salvador. You summoned me and I came back to life. I should clarify that you are not the first to do so since I coughed up that haemoptysis discharge for the last time. I still recall the pain.… Continue reading Letter to Salvador translation

Seizure Online Edition 4 Editor’s Note

I used to think of translation as a process, as what happens when you move words from one language to another, recreating meaning, effects, echoes. Creating new elements, too, out of potentials buried in the source text. Now I’m starting to think of translation as a place. Part of what makes it conceivable as a… Continue reading Seizure Online Edition 4 Editor’s Note