Valentina Gosetti

Valentina Gosetti

Valentina Gosetti is a poetry translator and an academic at the University of New England.

Valentina Gosetti reviews 'On the Line: Notes from a factory' by Joseph Ponthus, translated by Stephanie Smee

June 2021, no. 432 12 May 2021
Valentina Gosetti reviews 'On the Line: Notes from a factory' by Joseph Ponthus, translated by Stephanie Smee
Few books immediately suspend time; few need no warm-up and almost demand to be read, reread, underlined. Stephanie Smee’s rendition of Joseph Ponthus’s multi-award-winning first solo book, On the Line: Notes from a factory, is one such read. It is the autobiographical story of an intellectual with a career in social work in the suburbs of Paris, who, having moved to Brittany for love, can’t ... (read more)