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Palabras Errantes Latin American Literature in Translation

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The Plague
The Plague

By Erika Mergruen. Translated by Rachel Randall. español For as long as I can remember, I’ve lived in the southern district. We were just some snotty little kids when the borders were drawn: “Letters A to L, applications closed; Letters M to P, three days remain in which to validate your passport; Letters O to […]

The Second Sun
The Second Sun

By Erika Mergruen. Translated by Rachel Randall. español Dawn was breaking. The entire plain was covered with a thin layer of cloud. The inhabitants were stretching, some in silence, others chanting a hymn bequeathed from one generation to the next. There arose the buzzing of insects, the roar of a predator and its victims’ fearless […]

Pisces
Pisces

By Erika Mergruen. Translated by Rachel Randall. español It was so tempting to lose yourself in the spiral of that pearly shell. Perhaps the effect of its refraction through the glass and water made it appear more remarkable. It was so easy to sit in front of the tank and let the minutes pass, without […]