Mark Haber, author of Melville's Beard and owner of Houston's Brazos Bookstore, joins Scott Esposito, author of The Latin American Mixtape, for a conversation about the role of translation in current affairs, cultural understanding, and collaborative competition between the US and Mexico.
About the Books
Melville's Beard is a collection of nine absurd stories varying in structure and tone. Each examines the human condition and the dilemmas we face in the tempest of our own self-induced problems. These are obscure, weird and, in many cases, disturbing stories. Mark's stories are ageless because they speak to us, demanding we question our own natures, regardless of time and space.
The Latin American Mixtape, a self-described work of “b-sides” is not just a collection of literary essays on Latin American writers, it's also about the insight that comes from a magnificent reader from abroad reading the great writers of a foreign continent. It includes three never-before-published pieces, exclusive interviews and a sharp point of view on literature.