Adrian Nathan West

Finalist, 2021 National Book Awards

Adrian Nathan West is a writer and literary translator living in Spain.
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When We Cease to Understand the World

ISBN 9781681375663 New York Review Books

Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger—these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Benjamín Labatut thrusts the reader, showing us how they grappled with the most profound questions of existence. More about this book >

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Adrian Nathan West

Adrian Nathan West is a writer and literary translator living in Spain. His criticism has appeared in the London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and many other publications. He has translated books from German, Catalan, and Spanish, including Jean Améry’s Charles Bovary, Country Doctor  and Pere Gimferrer’s Pere Gimferrer: Selected Poems. His novel, My Father’s Diet, is forthcoming.

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