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Feature: Momentary Happiness

Adam Smart reviews ‘I Wanted to Ask You’ by Salome Benidze, translated by Helen Mort and Natalia Bukia-Peters, the Poetry Translation Centre, 2018.

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Essay: TRANSLATING SILENCE – BY PHILIP GROSS

I’d been talking – what about, I don’t remember. I was still speaking but it was as if I could not hear myself – as if my voice was being drowned out by… what? The room was quiet. No one interrupted, but… Silence, that was it – a particular silence of which I was, momentarily, afraid.

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