Man on Pink Corner by Jorge Luis Borges (2)

Thanks to a comment by Todd Mason Quote Borges’s own translation (with Norman Thomas di Giovanni) of “El hombre de las esquinas rosadas” was published as “Streetcorner Man” in THE ALEPH AND OTHER STORIES: 1933-1969 (Dutton)…the preferred English text, at least by me! Unquote.

I’ve just found in the Internet the full text of Streetcorner Man HERE. It is a very short story and I hope you will enjoy it, if you cannot read it in Spanish.

I’ve just realised that Todd Mason already wrote about El hombre de la esquina rosada on Friday’s Forgotten Books HERE.

>Inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award – Finalist Announced


Just read in Crime Time that the three finalist are:

Cut & Run by Alix Bosco (Penguin);

Burial by Neil Cross (Simon & Schuster); and

Containment by Vanda Symon (Penguin).

The international judges said Cut & Run was "complex and suspenseful" and had "scenes and incidents which are jaw-droopingly good", that Burial "maintained the tension and the atmosphere from beginning to end, keeping the atmosphere creepy", and that Containment had "an attractive series heroine (feisty but vulnerable)" while starting with a "superb" opening scene that by itself would make the judge "want to read more Vanda Symon".

I have received recently Burial and expect to receive soon Cut & Run and Containment, however I might not be on time to finish all three before the final announcement is made at the upcoming The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival in September. 

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