Dan Friedman

Keeping Score: a tale of self-discovery played out on the basketball court

In Books on May 5, 2011 at 3:29 am

In his new novel, Benjamin Markovits explains that “Dolmetscher” is an “ugly German word which describes what it means to be caught in the middle between two languages”. A Dolmetscher, though, negotiates not only between languages but also between cultures. For Markovits, who, like his narrator, is a Texan in London, a Jew with a Christian German mother, and an American nearer to seven than six feet tall (with a professed affinity for Romantic poets), there is plenty to negotiate.

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