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Translation: Making a Whole Culture Intelligible

Panel discussion with past winning translators of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: Anthea Bell, Daniel Hahn, Anne McLean and Frank Wynne.


Panel discussion with past winning translators of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: Anthea Bell, Daniel Hahn, Anne McLean and Frank Wynne.

Anthony Burgess insisted that ‘translation is not a matter of words only’. Umberto Eco has said that ‘translation is the art of failure’. So, what do translators hope to achieve? What are the practical aspects of the job, and the principles behind it?

The panellists will address the status and perception of international literature in the UK today, how appropriate it is for monolingual reviewers to comment on translated work, whether re-translating ‘classics’ differs from ‘front list’ translation and how to go about translating a book originally written in Arabic from, say, French. Finally, is there any hope for the future when only 3 per cent of books published in English are translations?

To book tickets please see www.lrbshop.co.uk/worldliteratureweekend call +44 (0)20 7209 1141 or drop in at the London Review Bookshop.

Ticket are £8 (£5 concessions). Tickets include postage. Concessionary rates available for LRB subscribers, Friends of the British Museum, students and OAPs.


Speaker(s):

Anthea Bell | talks | www
Daniel Hahn | talks | www
Anne McLean | talks
Frank Wynne | talks

 

Date and Time:

20 June 2009 at 12:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Stevenson Room, The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
020 7209 1141
http://www.lrbshop.co.uk/worldliteratureweekend
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Organised by:

London Review Bookshop
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Tickets:

£8 (£5)

Available from:

To book tickets please see www.lrbshop.co.uk/worldliteratureweekend call +44 (0)20 7209 1141 or drop in at the London Review Bookshop.

Ticket are £8 (£5 concessions). Tickets include postage. Concessionary rates available for LRB subscribers, Friends of the British Museum, students and OAPs.

Additional Information:

For more information on World Literature Weekend see www.lrbshop.co.uk/worldliteratureweekend

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