Rachel Careau

Rachel Careau is the recipient of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship for a collection of shorter works by Roger Lewinter. Her writing and translations have appeared recently in BOMB, Harper’s, Literary Hub, Plume, and Two Lines. She holds an MFA in writing from Bard College and lives with her husband in Hudson, New York.

The Attraction of Things

Fiction by Roger Lewinter

Translated from the French by Rachel Careau

The Attraction of Things concerns the entirety of beauty and the possibility of grace, relayed via obsessions with rare early gramophone records, the theater, translation, dying parents: all these elements are relayed in a dizzying strange traffic of cultural artifacts, friendships, losses, discoveries, and love. Roger Lewinter believes that in the realm of art, “the distinction between life and death loses its relevance, the one taking place in the other.”…
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Story of Love in Solitude

Fiction by Roger Lewinter

Translated from the French by Rachel Careau

Several stories inhabit Roger Lewinter’s first small book to appear in English. Each story takes the form of a loop: a spider who won’t stop returning; camellias that flourish and then die; dying parents whose presence is always felt; turning again and again to work on Rilke translations; a younger man whom the narrator sees each week at the Geneva street markets. All the tales touch on the possibility, the open possibility of love—a loop without end.…
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