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The Octavio Paz guide to publishing translations from India

I’ve just come back from several months living in a one-room bungalow/ former wood shed in rural Bihar, India. When you’re living in a place with spotty electricity and no running water surrounded by people who are monolingual in a dialect of Hindi you can only sort of understand, the

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Happy Hour in Havana

  I’ve written about travel envy before, but I’m feeling it acutely right now, as my friends are off researching, leading study abroad groups and awesome community projects, jetting all over the world and posting the sort of pictures that Megan writes about in this post. All while I’m facing

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Vacation Photo Opportunities: Consuming Travel

As many of us head off for summer research, or for a well-deserved summer vacation, our cameras  are never far from reach. We snap pictures of our food, our friends, people we meet, and interesting places we go. Some of us strive to navigate away from these usual subjects in

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San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

En estas pasadas “vacaciones de primavera” realicé mi primera visita a México. Estuve principalmente en Oaxaca y en el DF. Vi muchas cosas y pensé muchas otras. Ví Monte Albán y el templo mayor. Tomé chocolate y mezcal de Oaxaca. Navegué mercados. Presencié ruinas y sus superpuestos templos católicos. Pero

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Borges in Austin

This is a follow-up to Megan’s beautiful post on Borges’ Buenos Aires. I can’t afford a trip to Argentina, so where she sought traces of the writer in his home city, I’m going to follow his ghost around Austin, which was one of his favorite cities in the US. To

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Borges’ Buenos Aires?

This post is a shamelessly touristic. I wrote it when in Buenos Aires this past summer, as an attempt to see parts of the city I hadn’t yet seen while cloistered in the Biblioteca Nacional. But I wanted to share it anyway. So I will: I began the day with

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