Tuesday, November 30th at 7:30 pm
at Schoen Books in the Old Firehouse at 7 Sugarloaf in South Deerfield
Free and open to the public
Schoen Books is proud to be presenting a celebration of Emily Toder’s translation of The Life and Memoirs of Doctor Pi by Argentine author, Edgar Bayley, out now from Northampton’s Clockroot Books and Nick Rattner and Mart del Pozo’s translation of Yván Yauri’s Fire Wind, forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse.
Edgar Bayley is a legendary Argentine concrete poet and fabulist. This is his first appearance in English. Doctor Pi is a sleuth without a crime. A flâneur on official business. Organizer of unknowable expeditions, lover of brunettes. Doctor Pi, with his frock coat, top hat, and uncommon blend of elation and discretion, is difficult to describe and impossible not to pursue. We follow him through a familiar and impossible world, whose logic equal parts comedy, poetry, and absurdity is a puzzle only Doctor Pi can solve. Emily Toder is the author of Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010). She will also be reading from her translations of Bayley’s poetry.
Nick Rattner and Marta del Pozo, fellow translators. will be reading from two contemporary Peruvian authors: Yván Yauri’s Viento de fuego / Fire Wind, which will be published by Ugly Duckling Presse in February and a selection from Czar Gutierrez’s novel 80M83RD3R0.