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I have also moved over to Dreamwidth, like most people on my Livejournal's friends list.  Don't know if this is another false alarm - like the many in the past when changes took place and people on Livejournal freaked out (and wasn't the creation of Dreamwidth one of those?) - but I thought this time I should do it, just in case, to back up my journal, but also to show some solidarity to the LGBT community in Russia.

Crossposting for the near future.

https://picosgemeos.dreamwidth.org/

And my journal before that: https://commonpeople1.dreamwidth.org/

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The Paris Review Issue 213The Paris Review Issue 213 by The Paris Review

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My favourite pieces in this edition of the Paris Review are Ann Beattie’s story “Yancey” and the interview with translators Pevear & Volokhonsky.

“Yancey” is about an elderly poet and her dog Yancey, and a visit paid to them by a representative of the IRS, investigating whether the room she claims to be her writing office is actually an office. It’s a lovely little short story and it includes a melancholic poem by James Wright towards the end, a poet I didn’t know before.

If you like Russian fiction, you’ll have probably read a translation by Pevear & Volokhosky. Their interview is a glimpse into the couple’s history and working life, and what translating great Russian literature means to them. Very inspiring.

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