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Translator Donald O. White, THE ISLAND OF SECOND SIGHT by Thelen & translator Damion Searles, COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY by Keilson.

Donald O. White
Damion Searls

Donald O. White talks about his translation of THE ISLAND OF SECOND SIGHT by Albert Vigoleis Thelen. Also, Damion Searls discusses his translation of Hans Keilson’s novel of wartime Amsterdam, COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY (encore.)  Continue reading

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Hans Keilson: Comedy in a Minor Key

Hans Keilson
Damion Searls

Damion Searls, translator, talks about the newly released English edition of Hans Keilson’s acclaimed novella, COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY. It’s about how a young Dutch couple react when the Jewish refugee they’re hiding from the Nazis dies a natural death in the midst of the war. Keilson himself went into hiding during the war, then joined the resistance. And Keilson’s wife, Marita Keilson Lauritz, talks about her husband’s history in the resistance and treating traumatized Jewish war orphans after WWII.

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