Fittingly, the most intriguing tale in this volume, titled “Translator Translated,” examines a literary life.
“Art exists so that one may recover the sensation of life,” as literary critic Viktor Shklovsky said.
I need to say up front that Gary Shteyngart is among my literary heroes.
1640s, "pertaining to alphabet letters," from French littéraire, from Latin literarius/litterarius "belonging to letters or learning," from littera/litera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Meaning "pertaining to literature" is attested from 1737.