Marina Harss

Marina Harss is a translator and dance writer living in New York City. Her recent translations include Mariolina Venezia’s Been Here a Thousand Years, Alberto Moravia’s Conjugal Love, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Stories from the City of God, and Dino Buzzati’s Poem Strip (NYRB Classics).

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    The Mirador

    Élisabeth Gille was five years old when her mother, Irène Némirovsky, (whose Suite Française would be a surprise best-seller six decades later) died in Auschwitz. The Mirador is a lookout from which Gille reconstructs the story of her mother’s life, from child of privilege in Kiev, to renowned novelist, to fugitive in rural France. “[Gille] sets out to live in her mother’s head.” —The Nation

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    Poem Strip

    Buzzati’s pioneering graphic novel relocates the story of Orpheus and Eurydice to a ghostly version of an ultra-mod, hyper-sexy 1960s Milan and shows the influence of his one-time collaborator Federico Fellini.