“Pawana” by J.M.G. Le Clézio
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature as an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization.” He’s lived all over the place, including the United States, and was kicked out of Thailand while serving in the French military for protesting against child prostitution. This story, about a legendary place, is told from two points of view and in stunning, poetic language. The graceful translation was provided by Christophe Brunski. You can read the story here.
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