Literary wanderings: The ghost of Ueno Park

Book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23 explores how the magical realism in “Tokyo Ueno Station” works to highlight sharp inequalities in Tokyo.

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The shape-shifting magic of translated literature

  It was “One Hundred Years of Solitude” that first made me sign up for Spanish classes in the sixth grade. I hadn’t even read Gabriel García Márquez’s landmark work yet. Really, I had only heard the first line: “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía

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