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Panther and Gazelle

By Paula Ludwig

Translated by Martina Thomson

Hearing Eye, 2012
2013 Number 2 - Between Clay and Star

Review by Jen Calleja

My office phone has the name ‘ Goll ’ next to a red light that is sometimes on and sometimes off. When I noticed this name with its urgent red light for the first time a couple of weeks ago I daydreamed that Yvan Goll was on the line wanting to tell me the secrets of his affair with Paula Ludwig. Panther and Gazelle, translations of a selection of poems... » Read review in full» More reviews in this issue

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By Alexander Pushkin

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