The Abode of the Self
Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz's translation of Luisa Valenzuela's hybrid text, "If Language Is the Abode of the Self," is featured in the "Nuevísimos" issue of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, Vol. 51, No. 1, published in June 2018.
One of Argentina's most prominent and inventive fiction writers, Luisa Valenzuela was born in Buenos Aires in 1938. The president of PEN-Argentina and an international advocate for freedom of expression, she is the author of over twenty books, translated into as many languages. She has won a host of awards, including the Cervantes Prize, a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, and at least one honorary doctorate.
Feitlowitz, who was also the co-guest-editor of Review 88, recently completed her translation of Moments of Return: New Stories by Luisa Valenzuela, which includes this hybrid text.