Retired French scholar-professor and beloved friend Pierre-Louis Gauthier invited my dad and me to contribute writings to his newest book project. My dad sent in his most recent work on medieval French chivalry and westerns (cowboys in cinema). Me, I missed the deadline. But Pierre said: there are no problems, only solutions! THEN HE TRANSLATED my bicycle essay from the original English into French. My lyric essay in translation has a home not only alongside my dad’s gorgeous article on cinematic cowboys, but in a whole book of fellow contributors from across genres+disciplines. Récits, contes et nouvelles, out with Combes Éditions, available here.
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