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Lord: Edgar Garbelotto and Adam Morris on João Gilberto Noll
February 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street | San Francisco, CA
Translators Edgar Garbelotto and Adam Morris join forces to discuss “one of Brazil’s true literary icons” (Literary Hub)—João Gilberto Noll—celebrating the release of Lord, Two Lines Press’s third novel from the Brazilian legend called “one of the most celebrated writers in contemporary Brazilian literature” by Guernica magazine.
Called “masterful, sensuous, and disquieting” by Mexican author Cristina Rivera Garza, Lordis the intense follow-up to Noll’s Quiet Creature on the Corner and Atlantic Hotel. Morris, who translated two Noll titles for Two Lines Press and holds a PhD in Latin American Literature from Stanford University, joins with Edgar Garbelotto, who has translated Lord, for a fascinating, in-depth conversation.
Find out just how one translates Noll’s quietly surreal sentences, and how translators carefully maintain Noll’s atmosphere of menace and the surreal that many American critics have compared to the films of David Lynch. Also learn about Noll’s unique perspective on questions of identity, his subversive reworking of classic noir tropes, and the queer identity that underlies his highly original literary aesthetic.