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Angela Woodward reviews Archipelago's translations of Magdalena Tulli in the LA Review of Books

Read the full essay here.

Tulli gives her reader the exhilaration of a child peering into a doll’s house or studying a finely wrought illustration from an old storybook. Her wealth of detail pleases unceasingly. Yet with the creation of beauty and imposition of order comes its opposite. Tulli’s eye is not only for loveliness, but equally for decay, corruption, ruin, and flaw.


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