You never know what you’ll find in Mac’s Backs. Here’s a brand-new lit journal to check out: A PUBLIC SPACE. Stories by Peter Orner and Kelly Link, a comic by Kevin Huizenga, and an interview with Haruki Murakami, in which he talks about translating Carver:
When I read Carver’s stories, I was stunned…You know, in the old days, people would trace the writing in good books. Japanese people used to trace the pages of The Tale of Genji, for example. You can learn so many things from tracing. It’s just like putting your feet into other people’s shoes. Translation is the same thing.