“A Curious Affair” consists of paintings, sculptures, tableware and fu
Part of the reason I’m a fiction writer is because I’m a lazy researcher, and “A Curious Affair” reminded me of the myriad ways you can go wrong when writing about a place or culture you’re unfamiliar with.
Currently I’m trying to write a story set partly in
It’s enough to make me want to write tiny little myopic stories set between
The other thing that “A Curious Affair” drove home was that postmode
But this back-and-forth, this lost-in-translation and lost-in-re-translation, this global game of telephone, has been happening since the Portuguese first docked in