Translators Mariano Martin Rodriguez (from the original Romanian to Spanish) and Ursula K. Le Guin (in association with MMR from Spanish to English) appeared at the Seattle Public Library to launch Aqueduct Press’ edition of Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony, by Gheorghe Sasarman. They were accompanied by the author’s daughter Anna Rogasch and nephew Vlad Sasarman.
Anna read a letter from the author; Ursula, Mariano, and Vlad read “Arapabad” in, respectively, English, Spanish, and Romanian, to a transfixed audience.
Publisher L. Timmel Duchamp attended the event. She describes it in more detail at Amblin’ along the Aqueduct. University Book Store and UBS SF manager Duane Wilkins supported the event. Ursula and Mariano signed many books.
Seattle Public Library’s Misha Stone sent a link to a podcast of the event. [1 hour, 28Mb MP3]
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