Contributors: Jean-Yves Masson

Jean-Yves Masson translates from English, German, and Italian. Among his publications are four books of poems, two novels, many monographs, and the story collection Ultimes vérités sur la mort du nageur, winner of the Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle and the Prix Renaissance, from which “A Return” is taken. An editor and literary critic, he teaches at the Sorbonne, where he directs the Center for Research on Comparative Literature, and writes a monthly column on poetry for Le Magazine Littéraire.