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Malcolm

Malcolm Macdonald was born in Japan and raised in Mexico, Spain and Portugal before coming to America for college. After graduating with a degree in Russian, he worked for the Stravinsky estate in New York, translating the composer's manuscripts and correspondence for several books by Vera Stravinksy and Robert Craft.

Through most of the 1980s Macdonald was a tour guide in the former USSR, covering the length and breadth of the country over some 50 trips. His second passion, antiquarian books, has also occupied him more or less gainfully at various times in his life, as has teaching, interpreting, writing and making furniture.

Macdonald writes in English, but also speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese and Russian, and enjoys the interplay of language and personality as he observes it in himself and others. Currently he lives in the United States.

contributions

Hands 07.12.2010
The Anarchist and the iPod 03.21.2007

Not That There's Anything Wrong with Loving Xiu Xiu
Magritte: Pipesmoker
Ren?© Magritte is the pipesmoker. That's possibly how you know him best, from 'La trahison des images' (the tragedy of images) Magritte's famous image of The Pipe coupled with the expression, Ceci n'est pas une pipe. This is not a pipe.
The Art of DMC
The comic book art of Darryl DMC McDaniels, he of seminal rap group Run DMC, comes to the Hang Up Gallery in Stoke Newington. It is to fall in love with at first glance. Epic!
Don't Call it a Comeback!
Prior to cueing up his records of this year for 2013 we're replaying some of Alex V. Cooks' greatest hits for outsideleft.
Mister Freedom with Jimi Tenor
Jimi Tenor and Marek Pytel bring Mr Freedom to the Royal Festival Hall
Corker! The Pete Williams Band Live in Bearwood
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