“Historical Fictions in Translation that Imagine the Life of a Literary Figure Written by Men with Hippocratic Wreaths”
- Rimbaud the Son by Pierre Michon – Immense contemporary French author writing about another massive French talent. Very Bald.
- Summer in Baden-Baden by Leonid Tsypkin – Brilliant, tragic Russian author whose work barely made it out of the Soviet Union. More than earns its place beside the master, Dostoevsky, that it dramatizes. Less Bald.
- Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino – Calvino’s magnificent imagining of Marco Polo’s encounter with Kublai Kahn. Least Bald.