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The Week in Translation

By Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren


Lorca in New York: A Celebration: the largest-ever festival in North America celebrating the work of acclaimed Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. With more than two dozen events throughout Manhattan, it focuses on the brief but prolific period (1929-1930), during which Lorca came to New York and wrote one of his most significant works, Poet in New York.

what:  To an Unknown God (1977). Directed by Jaime Chávarri.
Circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Lorca emerge in counterpoint with the current life of a homosexual stage-magician. The film was the Grand Prize winner at the Chicago International Film Festival, and Hector Alterio won the Best actor award at the San Sebastian Film Festival for his performance as José. In Spanish
when: Wednesday, May 22 , 7 p.m.
where: Instituto Cervantes
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what: Poeta en Nueva York (Book launch)
British hispanist Andrew A. Anderson presents a new critical edition of the Spanish edition of Poeta en Nueva York (Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg, Círculo de Lectores, 2013). In Spanish.
when: Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.
where: Instituto Cervantes
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what:  2013 Gutekunst Prize for Young Translators Awards Ceremony. This year's winner, Alta Price, will receive an award of $2,500 and present her translation at the prize ceremony
when: Thursday, June 6
where: Goethe-Institut, New York
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what: British Centre for Literary Translation 2013 Summer School 
when: July 21-July 27
where: University of East Anglia, Norwich
application deadline: May 24, 2013
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Published May 20, 2013   Copyright 2013 Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

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