Posts Tagged: literature in translation

The Rumpus Interview with Raphael Cormack

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Raphael Cormack discusses The Book of Khartoum: A City in Short Fiction, a collection of short stories he co-edited and translated, the editorial process, and the responsibilities that accompany translating writing.

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Translation Grows Trendy

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Translated literature is as much a product of the translator as it is the writer. After years of in the doldrums, literature in translation is making a resurgence as the art and skill has modernized. The Financial Times takes a look at the people responsible for bringing non-English texts to English readers and exporting English texts […]

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Bringing Tolstoy to the West

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More people were reading Tolstoy than any other author in translation at the beginning of the 20th century, but as late as the 1880s, few non-Russians had even heard of him. Translators were deterred partly because of the length of his works and complexities of language, not to mention his overwhelming Russian-ness. At the Financial Times, Rosamund […]

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