Two Lines continues its two decadelong tradition of excellence, hand-picking the best from translation’s acknowledged masters and world literature’s up-and-comers. Among the delights in issue 24 we have Swiss modernist C.-F. Ramuzwhose face is seen on Swiss currencyoffering an electrifying chapter of his tragic novel, Jean-Luc Persecuted. NYRB Classics editor Jeffrey Yang provides an insightful essay on the persecuted Uighurs of Central Asia. The poem "Lidless Coffins with No Bodies" and an excerpt from Rabee Jaber's powerful novel Confessions tell of harsh realities in the Middle East. And Nobuko Takagi's bizarre, gender-bending tale "Tomosui" is like nothing you've ever read.