Charlotte Mandell Reads from The Fata Morgana Books
Here we have video of Charlotte Mandell reading “Fait Accompli” from her translation of The Fata Morgana Books. This was recorded on Nov 20 at McNally Jackson Bookstore, where Charlotte and Jordan Stump read from two authors they’ve translated for Two Lines Press—Jonathan Littell and Marie NDiaye.
“Fait Accompli” is probably one of my favorite pieces in the book. It is about a couple trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion, but the whole thing is structured along the lines of a mathematical equation/logic puzzle. It’s really rather cool and dizzying, once you get moving through the text.
And here’s a nice photo of Jordan in action:
A million thank-yous to The Bridge for co-hosting and making this event possible.