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Palabras Errantes Latin American Literature in Translation

Palabras Errantes
Maya Feile Tomes
Alejandro Rubio/ Maya Feile Tomes
Alejandro Rubio/ Maya Feile Tomes

Written by Alejandro Rubio. Translated by Maya Feile Tomes.   The general   The battles of the past cannot be won nor can those which go on to the bitter end, abstract and abundant, be lost. My son lives in Scotland and I live on air, my wife sews, my daughter is seeing a sailor […]

Under One Roof – Chapter One
Under One Roof - Chapter One

By Fernanda Trías. Translated by Maya Feile Tomes. español If they came in right now they’d find me flat on my back in exactly the same position as when I flopped down on the bed at around midnight last night. Eleven thirty-eight, to be precise – that’s when I looked at the clock for the […]

Under One Roof – Chapter Two
Under One Roof - Chapter Two

By Fernanda Trías. Translated by Maya Feile Tomes. Five or six months pregnant – I can’t have been any further along than that: I was in the kitchen, cooking meat for myself and carrot purée for dad, whose diet consisted solely of vegetables. Only that morning I’d joked that, what with all the vegetables he […]

Fluctuations
Fluctuations

By Laura Cesarco Eglin. Translated by Maya Feile Tomes. Whatever you’ve squirreled away, the knotweed worms its way in on every side. While you chew on me I gaze at your teeth. It’s my own special brand of dissent. I am from the sea and there’s no disfigured starfish, just a dead one. For every […]

Modus Vivendi
Modus Vivendi

By Laura Cesarco Eglin. Translated by Maya Feile Tomes. Heel toe heel said the physiotherapist and take care with that twist between instep and ankle there should be a whole dancer between heel toe heel as if it were easy to remember how to walk with the swing of the hips coming naturally to heel […]

Strategies
Strategies

By Laura Cesarco Eglin. Translated by Maya Feile Tomes.  I made up my mind to wake up at 6.33 to give myself time to drift back to sleep and yawn back to life, groggy, and already running late, but having pinched a moment from my morning, pawned a pause against haste. Taking time on each […]