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The Athenian Murders

by Jose Carlos Somoza

A translation about a translation about a translation - need I go on? Absolutely fascinating - and maddening - with a most satisfying end, and - just for fun? - a detective from Ancient Greece called Heracles Pontor

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'Writing is a strange business my friend. In my opinion it's one of the strangest, most terrible things a man can do.' And he added, again giving me his economical smile. 'Reading is another.'
Translated by Sonia Soto

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