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ISBN: 978-1-931883-33-7
ISSN: 1525-5204
Pages: 320
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Distributed By: Publishers Group West

Two Lines 20: Landmarks

Fall 2013

I said before that the landscape mattered little, that my landscape was the one I kept at my side: her.

—from “The Dark” by Sergio Chejfec, translated from the Spanish by Heather Cleary

This 20th anniversary collection of works in translation was assembled in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, an extraordinary series of revolutions destined to reshape the world order. One could detect stirrings of regional change in Lebanon’s Cedar Revolution in 2005, which brought an end to nearly thirty years of Syrian military occupation, and then again in the Iranian protests against electoral fraud in 2009. But no one foresaw the scale of unrest triggered by the self-immolation of a Tunisian fruit-seller in December 2010. Who could imagine that one act of despair would set in motion forces powerful enough to topple governments across North Africa, threaten monarchies as far away as the Gulf, and lead to civil war in Syria? —CHRISTOPHER MERRILL

Table of Contents
The Fear
Translated from French by Lara Vergnaud
Translated from Spanish by Sandra Kingery
The House
Translated from Urdu by Matt Reeck
The Bottles in the Cellar
Translated from German by Isabel Fargo Cole
Andrejs's Religion
Translated from Latvian by Kaija Straumanis
What Happened to You?
Translated from French by Edward Gauvin
Translated from Slovak by Magdalena Mullek
The Dark
Translated from Spanish by Heather Cleary
Hands and Planets
Translated from Spanish by Roanne Kantor
The Quilt
Translated from Arabic by Mona Khedr
The Mehlis Report
Translated from Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid
Petty Thefts
Translated from Arabic by Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti
With Your Hands
Translated from French by Simon Pare
Tales of the First Love
Translated from Arabic by Mona Elnamoury
Orange Lies
Translated from Arabic by Hodna Nuernberg
God After Ten O'Clock
Translated from Arabic by Ayesha Saldanha
The Present | Senhor do Bonfim
Translated from Spanish by Curtis Bauer
Translated from Spanish by Lisa Rose Bradford
The Sundial | The First Morning of the Dead
Translated from Turkish by Sidney Wade & Efe Murad
Dwelling in the Warmth of Other Moons
Translated from Uyghur by Jeffrey Yang
I Am a Drowning Victim | To My Sister
Translated from Yiddish by Jennifer Kronovet & Faith Jones
Translated from Czech by Deborah Garfinkle
Eurydice—to Orpheus | Wires
Translated from Russian by Ariel Ross
All the Generations Before Me | The Time Has Come to Depose Witnesses | Bitter and Sudden
Translated from Hebrew by Chana Bloch & Chana Kronfeld
"On Tuesday..." | One Million
Translated from Russian by Melinda Noack
Map | Us
Translated from Portuguese by Julia Sanches
Translated from Arabic by Jon Davis & Naseer Hassan
Five Songs for Something Forgotten
Translated from Arabic by Omnia Amin & Rick London
Translated from Hebrew by Robert Manaster & Hana Inbar