He spent summers in Gloucester, Massachusettswhich was to become the focus of his writing. At high school he was a champion orator, winning a tour of Europe including a meeting with William Butler Yeats as a prize. For two years thereafter, he taught English as an instructor at Clark University.
As I read I would keep a running list of words to look up, and, every chapter or so, would stop and begin working through the list, which often devolved into looking up words from the dictionary definitions, words I already knew, words you would never normally question, culminating in the loss of all universal meaning of language and questioning the true identity of words like "the.
Now, without the time to trip on dictionaries and be shaken from my moribund relationship with language, I have children who help me achieve similar effects through their delightful mispronunciations, little word games, and intense questioning about the meaning of all things I have, in fact, had to explain "the" to the rigorous satisfaction of a three-year-old, so turns out my youth wasn't wasted after all.
Unsurprisingly, in their few short years we've amassed a respectable collection of children's encyclopedias, monographs, compendia, and, of course, alphabet books. Despite one son being an independent reader and the other having the ABCs firmly in his teeny-handed grasp, I continue to buy them because I enjoy them and my kids do to, too.
I like the constraint of organizing information around an arbitrary theme, the panalphabetic approach to coming up with an ideally inventive and engaging text, the way that it can bring basic units of language relatable for learners, the challenge of filling the X slot with something, anything, other than "X-ray" or "xylophone.
The book's gotten a lot of well-deserved recognition since its release in March, and has been featured in BustAfropunkBitchand even that old suburban standby that I've somehow ended up with a mysterious self-renewing subscription to, just by virtue of procreating Parents. Foundation recently announced that it will be donating copies of the book to New York City public school libraries.
Raising -- and teaching and otherwise contributing to the development and not-fuck-upping of -- children in the world is a terrifying and gratifying occupation, and as educators and parents themselves, Schatz and Stahl have clearly devoted considerable time and effort to finding ways to communicate these complex ideas to young readers and thinkers, in a way that stimulates conversation.
The thing is, while we're doing what we can to raise our kids with nondiscrimination policies built into their moral charters, reality doesn't discriminate either, and even though our kids are young, we're all soaking in the patriarchy, and I've found that my oldest son is exposed more and more to pervasive stereotypes now that he's in school.
So when he found Rad American Women sitting in my office and brought it to me to read, I was pumped to share it with him, even though I knew we would be digging into some tough conversations right before bedtime.
Once we'd finished "A is for Angela," and moved on to "B is for Billie Jean," my son stopped me and asked, "Are there any men in this book? Without men, it's just boring. I've never heard him say anything like that before and he usually calls male-identifying folk "boys," anyway, so the "men" thing really threw me but I tried to play off my dismay.
We finished last night, spreading the 26 entries over three nights. At the end, my son asked why the entries were all just a page long because he wanted to know more and more and more.
So we've ordered kidlit versions of biographies about his three favorites so far: And will keep reading "X" three times more than we read any other page, I imagine.
Besides creating a perfect addition to the collection of budding young feminists of all genders and the people who are helping them to grow into good humans, alike, Schatz and Stahl have included a handy resource guide in the back of the book for further reading and research, as well as an additional alphabetical list that suggests ways that readers can also be rad, such as learn from mistakes, make jokes, and, well, "X-ray everything!
She describes the writing of Pitol -- diplomat, writer, and translator from the Russian, English, and Polish into Spanish -- and the experience of reading him like so: Reading him is like reading through the layers of many languages at once.
In it, Pitol reports on a hypnosis session that he hopes will cure him of his cigarette addiction, and his resultant insights, such as: I jotted down in my notebook: I would feel remiss if I didn't mention that, in pulling together this post, I discovered that Pitol's hypnotist was the brother-in-law of writer Juan Villoro, whose short story collection, The Guilty, was recently translated by my former workshopmate, the excellent Kimi Traube, of which you can read an excerpt, the wry and wonderful story "The Whistle," here at Lit Hubor purchase without a moment's hesitation here.
A number of these previously un- or little-translated into English writers have been translated in the three years that have passed since the series began including Guadalupe Nettel in our sister mag, Spolia. Interview also with Asymptote.
And I'm hoping you share in my intense FOMO about everyone having a hell of a lot of fun when the US is out of the room, and equally intense gratitude to the literary translators and translation publishers of the world for opposing our insular tendencies.
Henson proposes that the reason for the absence of Pitol in English translation is likely severalfold and due in no small part to his complexity and transnational flavor. I lived in terror for weeks. What did I have to say on the subject?
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