40% Holiday Savings on Some of Our FAVORITE BOOKS!

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It’s getting cold, the nights are getting long, and everyone’s resting up with family and friends. Now’s the best time to curl up with these holiday reads! Make Two Lines Press your go-to holiday gifts, either for yourself or the special people in your life!

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3 Unique Books at 40% Off

For the holidays you can get all 3 of our 2016 authors–João Gilberto Noll, Lidija Dimkovska, and Emmanuelle Pagano–for just $25 (including free shipping!). That’s a 40% discount!

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A Great Deal on a 2017 Subscription!

You can also get a full 2017 subscription for the low, low price of only $45. That’s 4 books, 2 journals, and a free, signed copy of Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt for almost $6 per item.

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🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 International 2017 subscribers, click here.

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Here’s more information about the fantastic titles we’re offering for 40% off for the holidays!

Don’t Miss the 2016 Titles Everyone’s Talking About

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With almost 500 pages, in-depth characters, and a gripping story, A Spare Life by Lidija Dimkovska (tr. Christina Kramer) is the perfect page-turner to curl up with for the holiday season. Foreword Reviews cheers: “With its masterful writing and epic scope, it is certain to find its own footing as an enduring work of world literature.”

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With hundreds of short, intensely romantic vignettes, Trysting by Emmanuelle Pagano (tr. Jennifer Higgins and Sophie Lewis) is the ideal book to dip in and out of between holiday celebrations and to share with the lovers and friends in your circle. The Guardian raves: “[Trysting] arranges poetic vignettes into an elaborate mosaic about love.”

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After those two, Quiet Creature on the Corner by João Gilberto Noll (tr. Adam Morris) is just the thing to fade away into a totally different reality. Compared to the films of David Lynch, it’s an elaborate mystery about identity. The Kenyon Review acclaims: “It’s simply an intoxicating book.”

🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 To get these three books for only $25 (free shipping!), just click here. (**U.S. orders only**)

And What’s Happening in 2017???

We’ve got some of the best books we’ve ever published coming up in 2017, and we’d love to have you with us in this groundbreaking year!

You can support Two Lines Press all throughout 2017 by taking out a subscription for just $45–nearly 50% off.

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🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 (International subscribers, you can get it for only $90, shipping included.)

When you take advantage of this email offer, you’ll also get a free, signed copy of Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt! That’s 5 books and 2 journals for $45.

Here’s why 2017 is going to be so special:

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We’re publishing a blistering second title by our white hot Brazilian author João Gilberto Noll: Atlantic Hotel, translated by Adam Morris. See why Electric Literature
raves, “There’s something forbidden and alluring in [Noll’s] viewpoint.”

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We’re also bringing you a new book (our third) by the widely renowned French author Marie NDiaye: My Heart Hemmed In, translated by Jordan Stump. Find out why NPR raves “Few French writers can rival the success of Marie NDiaye.”

We’re also publishing a new book by our mammothly acclaimed East German master Wolfgang Hilbig (tr. Isabel Fargo Cole), whom The New York Times cheers “Evokes the luminous prose of W.G. Sebald.”

And we’ve got a novel by Granta Best of Young Spanish-Language author Elvira Navarro (tr. Christina MacSweeney).

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And of course, there will also be two new issues of our flagship journal Two Lines, fully redesigned and in two colors!

🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 By subscribing for just $45 (U.S. only) you get 4 new books, 2 new journal issues, and a signed copy of Baboon. This offer is limited to our first 15 customers–­subscribers thereafter will get the two most recent issues of Two Lines (#25 and #24) for free with their purchase.

🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 International readers: get the 2017 subscription here for $90 (shipping included) plus your bonus goodies.

Audio: Donald Nicholson-Smith on Abdellatif Laâbi

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We were very pleased to host French translator Donald Nicholson-Smith to discuss his translation of the career-spanning collection of Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi work In Praise of Defeat. Newly released by Archipelago Books, In Praise of Defeat is a massive selection of 40 years of work from the poet many consider the leading voice of his generation in North African poetry. Nicholson-Smith was in conversation with Two Lines Press’s Scott Esposito/

Below you will find full audio of this event. Because of a recording error, the introductions do not appear on this audio. It begins with Nicholson-Smith discussing Laâbi’s career.

And here is a bio for Nicholson-Smith. In addition to translating Laâbi, Donald Nicholson-Smith has translated French intellectuals and authors including Gianfranco Sanguinetti, Guy Debord, Antonin Artaud, Henri Lefebvre, and Jean-Patrick Manchette. He has worked with Seagull Books, New York Review Books, City Lights, University of California Press, and many others.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:00 Donald Nicholson-Smith overviewing Laâbi’s life and career

5:30 Laâbi’s “prison poetry”

8:50 a reading of some of Laâbi’s prison poetry

13:15 The challenges of translating Laâbi’s poetry and Nicholson-Smith’s unique approach

22:50 The reasons for publishing Laâbi’s poerty bilingually in French and English, and the advantages to this presentation

29:00 Why Laâbi to chose to write in French and what this meant for Morocco’s poet tradition

36:05 Audience Q & A