The Dream of My Return with Horacio Castellanos Moya and Translator Katherine Silver
Make Out Room | 3225 22nd Street | San Francisco, CA
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We welcome author Horacio Castellanos Moya and translator Katherine Silver to San Francisco to discuss Castellanos Moya’s work, including his latest book, The Dream of My Return. The New York Times’ Charles Finch called the book “easily his best to appear in English so far,” and says, “it has the intense aliveness of great fiction, the kind that gives human particularity to circumstances for which our sympathy might otherwise remain mostly notional.” Silver translated The Dream of My Return and several others by the author. The Center’s executive director Michael Holtmann will moderate the conversation.
Audio Table of Contents
4:35 Bilingual readings
21:40 The origins of the names in The Dream of My Return, particularly the main character, Erasmo
26:35 What’s it’s like for Castellanos Moya to write his sentences
29:50 The experience of translating Castellanos Moya’s sentences
33:00 Psychoanalysis in The Dream of My Return
36:00 The political context of the book and Castellanos Moya’s brand of “political” writing
48:30 Machismo in The Dream of My Return
54:00 Q & A