“I have friends (books), whose company I find extremely delightful: They are people from every land and every era…”
On this page, which I have decided to call Parallel from the world, I wish to provide a space for other translators from other languages into Italian or into English.
I have been working on this blog since October 2015: The majority of the posts are from Italian into English, and are my translations; others are from English into Italian, and are translated by friends, translators, poets, writers, and even my students. I have always wanted the blog to be a place where people who love literature could find a home, find “friends”, as Petrarca states, in the beautiful literature of other lands, other voices, and different corners of the world. I hope this section will enlighten and enrich those of us who are always searching for answers.
Please find my guests listed here:
Vasile Baghiu & Cristina Savin: From Metode simple de încetinire a timpului/ Simple methods to slow down time, Romanian poets at https://wordpress.com/post/paralleltexts.blog
Ain Kaalep & Mailis Põld: In …in un soffio fra gli aceri…edited by Paolo Ottaviani, Estonian poets at https://paralleltexts.blog/2019/09/18/ain-kaalep-mailis-pold-from-in-un-soffio-fra-gli-aceri-estonian-poets/
Léopold Chauveau & Nat Paterson: Histoire du Boa et du Tapir/ Story of the Boa and the Tapir, French authors at https://paralleltexts.blog/2019/11/03/leopold-chauveau-nat-paterson-histoire-du-boa-et-du-tapir-story-of-the-boa-and-the-tapir/
Catulle Mendès & Patricia Worth: Le Soir d’une fleur/ A Flower’s Evening, French authors at https://paralleltexts.blog/2020/04/07/catulle-mendes-patricia-worth-le-soir-dune-fleur-a-flowers-evening/
Friedrich Christian Delius & Bob Cantrick: Die linke Hand des Papstes/ The pope’s left hand, German authors at https://paralleltexts.blog/2020/04/13/friedrich-christian-delius-bob-cantrick-from-die-linke-hand-des-papstes-the-popes-left-hand-excerpt-interview/
Gérard de Nerval & Michael Wooff: Tale of the Valois, La Reine des poissons/ The Queen of the fish https://paralleltexts.blog/2020/06/22/gerard-de-nerval-1808-1855-a-tale-of-the-valois-la-reine-des-poissons-the-queen-of-the-fish/
Joan-Carles Marti I Casanova & Jan S. Reinhart: tankas from Milalta tankes I una elegia/ A Myriad of Tankas and an Elegy https://paralleltexts.blog/2021/03/30/joan-carles-marti-i-casanova-jan-s-reinhart-tankas-from-milanta-tankes-i-una-elegia/