Synopses & Reviews
"Landmarks succeeds at doing what a good anthology should: it offers a tantalizing array of good writing . . . [E]ndeavors such as Two Lines . . . are on the front lines of expanding our access to literary voices that would otherwise be simply inaccessible to American readers." Los Angeles Review of Books
The premiere anthology of international literature returns for its 20th anniversary with a jam-packed volume headlined by a collection of writing dedicated to the Arab Spring. Coedited by Susan Bernofsky, one of Americas leading translators, and Christopher Merrill, a celebrated poet and translator, this new volume of Two Lines
showcases both prominent international writers and the voices of tomorrow. Each volume publishes writing from over 20 different languages, letting readers make connections between the wealth of amazing writing being produced around the world. This 20th volume includes a special section collecting vital new writing from the Middle East that comments on the momentous events during the Arab Spring of 2010. These suspenseful, inspiring, tragic, and at times even humorous pieces give the American reader an opportunity to better understand the region in which these astonishing events took place, offering essential cultural context and ensuring that the import of the Arab Spring is truly understood.
About the Author
has translated 17 books, including ones by Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Yoko Tawada. She received the 2006 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize, as well as numerous other awards and fellowships. She lives in New York City. Christopher Merrill
has published four collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, winner of the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award. In April 2012 Merrill was appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities He lives in Iowa City, IA.