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Reviewing Translations

 

Reviewing Translations

May 3, 2012 The New School | New York City

With Arne Bellstorf, Ruth Franklin, Julya Rabinowich, and Lorin Stein; moderated by Eric Banks and Susan Bernofsky
 


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 When a translated work is under review, what exactly is being critiqued? Is it the work itself or the quality of its translation? How does reviewing a translation differ from reviewing a work in its original language? Should the critic be bilingual? This expert panel of international authors, critics, and translators explored the nexus of translation and criticism.

Co-sponsored by Austrian Culture Forum, Ledig House, PEN Translation Committee, and National Book Critics Circle

 

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• Brook Wilensky-Lanford:
Given the often-bemoaned death of both book reviewing (in major newspapers, anyway) and of available literature in translation, I expected the panel on “Reviewing Translations” to be playing to a few specialists and a lot of empty chairs …so I was happily surprised to see a packed house…[More]

 

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