Posts featuring Jean Ferry

Edward Gauvin answers our Proust Questionnaire

A "Lydia Davis" questionnaire

Ladies and gents, let us introduce Asymptote Blog’s newest regular feature: a Proust (or should we say Lydia Davis?) questionnaire for translators! First up, French translator extraordinaire Edward Gauvin, whose newest translation, The Conductor and Other Tales by Jean Ferry– French Pataphysician, Surrealist, fantasist, and “borderline” Oulipian–is just out from Wakefield Press.

Who is your favorite fictional character of all time?