“Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition” by Bruce Lee –
“Relationship is understanding. It is a process of self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself—to be is to be related.”
“Все испытал, с судьбой своей мирюсь и, если плачу сейчас, то только от физической боли и холода, потому что дух мой еще не угас… Живуч собачий дух.”
It was nice to be recognized by CUNY in this little interview. My teaching has already changed since last May when I did this. And such a great picture!
Deaf Republic / Ilya Kaminsky
“In the end, the girl’s scream — a fearful sound — turning into innocuous laughter can resemble the pathos of an immigrant’s linguistic misapprehension turning into bathos when apprehension comes, the drama and tension lost in mistranslation and released like ‘an arrow that landed between us, narrowly missing its mark.'” This is from my review of David Bezmozgis’ Immigrant City.
Pachinko / Min Jin Lee
Bobcat and Other Stories / Rebecca Lee
Demolition Night / Ross Barkan
Immigrant City / David Bezmozgis
Fast Lane / Jayne Anne Phillips
Sacred Darkness / Levan Berdzenshvili
The Idiot / Elif Batuman
“No love is innocent once it has recognized its own existence.”