Pascale Torracinta lives in Boston where she works as a freelance translator. She has taught French Literature at the University of Oxford and Geneva. Her essays, reviews, and translations (in literature and the human sciences) have appeared in magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. She is currently Translator-in-Residence at the Villa Gillet in Lyon, where she works on a translation of French poet Yves Bonnefoy’s spiritual autobiography, The Country Beyond. Her recent translation of Sarinagara, by Philippe Forest, came out in the United States in 2009 (Mercury House).
About: Sylvain Venayre, Les Origines de la France. Quand les historiens racontaient la nation, [The Origins of France. When Historians Told the Story of the Nation] Paris, Le Seuil, 2013, 430 p.
Reviewed: Michel Naepels, Conjurer la guerre. Violence et pouvoir à Houaïlou (Nouvelle-Calédonie) [Conjuring War. Violence and Power in Haouïlou (New Caledonia)], Paris, éditions de l’EHESS.
Reviewed : Patrice Gueniffey, Bonaparte, Paris, Gallimard, 2013, 860 p., 30 €.
About: J. Goody, Le Vol de l’histoire. Comment l’Europe a imposé le récit de son passé au reste du monde, Gallimard.
About: N. Khan, Mohajir Militancy in Pakistan, Routledge, 2010.
About: R. Darnton, The Devil in the Holy Water, Philadelphia University press & C. Walton, Policing Public Opinion in the French Revolution, Oxford University Press.