“Writing is Always a Personal Testament”: Benjamin Paloff on Translating “The Game for Real”

Sometimes, a story told from the right perspective can be dizzying. Two such stories can be found within Richard Weiner’s The Game for Real, which contains two novellas originally written in Czech in the 1930s that have been newly translated into English by Benjamin Paloff. In a review for Electric Literature, Alex McElroy noted, “The Game for Real is filled with doppelgangers and strangers, with false accusations and staged conversations, and with characters who ceaselessly and vainly chase reality.”  After […]

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