Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Braille Edition of Playboy Is Now Available Online
I was perplexed to find a Braille edition of Playboy while rummaging at Kaleidoscope Books in Ann Arbor some months ago. And last night, stumbling across the Buzzfeed headline The Braille Edition of Playboy Is Now Available Online, these lines of Cavafy occurred to me
how much of the pathos, the yearning of our race,
how much weariness
these nine tragic words contain.
Today, I took my first stab at translating Martial, a Roman poet who specialized in snarky epigrams, a sort of a 2nd century Daniel Tosh. Hi...