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Alastair Reid

Alastair Reid (1926 -2014) was a poet, prose chronicler, translator, and traveler. Born in Scotland, he came to the United States in the early 1950s, began publishing his poems in The New Yorker in 1951, and for the next fifty-odd years was a traveling correspondent for that magazine. Having lived in both Spain and Latin America for long spells, he was a constant translator of poetry from the Spanish language, in particular the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. He published more than forty books, among them two word books for children, Ounce Dice Trice, with drawings by Ben Shahn, and Supposing…, with drawings by Bob Gill, both available from The New York Review Children’s Collection.

You Can Go Home Again

Living to Tell the Tale

by Gabriel García Márquez,translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

January 15, 2004 issue

When the Era Was an Era

The Feast of the Goat

by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

November 29, 2001 issue

Talking Cuba

Mea Cuba

by Guillermo Cabrera Infante. translated by Kenneth Hall with the author

February 2, 1995 issue

Troublemaker

Before Night Falls

by Reinaldo Arenas, translated by Dolores M. Koch

El Central

translated by Anthony Kerrigan

The Ill-fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando

translated by Andrew Hurley

Graveyard of the Angels

translated by Alfred MacAdam

Old Rosa and The Brightest Star

translated by Ann Tashi Slater, translated by Andrew Hurley

The Doorman

translated by Dolores M. Koch

Singing From The Well

translated by Andrew Hurley

The Palace of the White Skunks

translated by Andrew Hurley

Farewell to the Sea

translated by Andrew Hurley

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November 18, 1993 issue

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