Forrest Gander

2019 Pulitzer Prize

Reviewed for Publishers Weekly

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Published as part of the excellent Facing Pages series of translations, major Bolivian poet Jaime Saenz's death-obsessed masterwork, The Night, is now available in English for the first time.  Veteran translators Forrest Gander and Kent Johnson of Saenz (1921-1986) seem to understand the haunting beauty of these lines as though they had written them: 'there is absolutely nothing on the other side of night.'