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Stephen Twilley

Stephen Twilley is the managing editor of Public Books. His translations from the Italian include Francesco Pacifico’s The Story of My Purity and Marina Mander’s The First True Lie, and for NYRB Classics, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s The Professor and the Siren. He lives in Chicago.

Further Reading

From InTranslation: Don Camalèo, A Novel About a Chameleon, by Curzio Malaparte, translated from the Italian by Michael McDonald.

Diary of a Foreigner in Paris

December 19. Last night I had the same dream I’ve had every so often for years. My mother enters my room at night and says to me in a hoarse voice, “Stop working, you’re tired. Go to sleep.” I look at her. She’s pale, and smiles. Then she gets up and withdraws, leaving her white hand behind on my desk. I get up and take the heavy, dead hand, open the window, and throw it out.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2023

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