Reviewed in the LRB, volume 40 number 19, 11 October 2018

Books reviewed in volume 40 number 19 of The London Review of Books (11 October 2018).

This Little Art

Kate Briggs

Marina Warner writes:

In the early 1960s, David Hockney made a series of etchings inspired by the poems of Constantine Cavafy; he went to Egypt to discover the places Cavafy had drunk coffee and ...

The 100 Best Novels in Translation

Boyd Tonkin

Marina Warner writes:

In the early 1960s, David Hockney made a series of etchings inspired by the poems of Constantine Cavafy; he went to Egypt to discover the places Cavafy had drunk coffee and ...

A Terrible Country

Keith Gessen

Vadim Nikitin writes:

One of my parents’ favourite Soviet films is called Autumn Marathon. Its main character, an academic translator, is living a double life. Out of divided loyalties rather ...

Fear: Trump in the White House

Bob Woodward

David Runciman writes:

Some political theorists dislike the term ‘office politics’, on the grounds that the familiarity of the first word diminishes the significance of the second. Sure, ...

Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen

John Jacob and Luke Skrebowski

Hal Foster writes:

How should a visual artist respond to a culture in which the vast majority of images are produced by machines for other machines, with humans left out of the loop? This ...

Trevor Paglen

Lauren Cornell, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Omar Kholeif

Hal Foster writes:

How should a visual artist respond to a culture in which the vast majority of images are produced by machines for other machines, with humans left out of the loop? This ...

Translation as Transhumance

Mireille Gansel, translated by Ros Schwartz, foreword by Lauren Elkin, edited by Natasha Lehrer and Cecile Menon

Marina Warner writes:

In the early 1960s, David Hockney made a series of etchings inspired by the poems of Constantine Cavafy; he went to Egypt to discover the places Cavafy had drunk coffee and ...

The Work of Literary Translation

Clive Scott (University of East Anglia)

Marina Warner writes:

In the early 1960s, David Hockney made a series of etchings inspired by the poems of Constantine Cavafy; he went to Egypt to discover the places Cavafy had drunk coffee and ...