Blake Robinson

Blake Robinson is a translator from French and Italian. He lives in Miami and Washington, D.C.

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Between Sea and Sahara · An Algerian Journal
By Eugene Fromentin · Translation by Blake Robinson · Introduction by Valérie K. Orlando

Between Sea and Sahara gives us Algeria in the third decade of colonization. Written in the 1850s by the gifted painter and extraordinary writer Eugene Fromentin, the many-faceted work is travelogue, fiction, stylized memoir, and essay on art. Fromentin paints a compelling word picture of Algeria and its people, questioning France’s—and his own—role there.