“It takes all of two ingredients. You need an egg yolk and oil. It’s not exactly magic.”
“Nasrallah paints a vivid picture of this fictitious dictatorship, especially the father/son relationship that at once holds the country together and threatens to bring the whole house of cards crashing down.”
“I like to take my breakfast on the veranda, in the humid morning air, while reading The Nation. That way I know exactly how to abuse its editor during our daily exchange. A national newspaper, to my mind, should have priorities.”
Author, translator, and fiction editor Dimitri Nasrallah reveals what it was like to translate Hungary-Hollywood Express.
“Hungary-Hollywood Express reads very much as though it was written in English. The French never falls flat, and neither does the translation.”
“I saw Trinity Church. I saw the Woolworth Building. I saw St. Paul’s Chapel. I walked along Broadway. I saw the Stock Exchange. I saw City Hall. I saw thousands of stores open all night. I crossed twenty red lights and fourteen green lights.”