Articles tagged "Eliot Weinberger"
“Into English”: A Collection of World Literature That Debunks Age-Old Translation Myths
Even though the cooked-up myth of transparent translation has been debunked many times before, anthologies of world literature and Great Books courses haven’t budged a bit. The standard recipe goes like this: put together their English renderings and read these texts pretending they’ve been originally written in English. Surely, this is often the only way out of the monolingual impasse; otherwise Anglophone readers wouldn’t have the faintest idea that these texts are...
Glimpses of Octavio Paz: A Centennial Celebration
This year marks one hundred years since the birth of Octavio Paz, renowned Mexican poet, essayist, diplomat, and Nobel Laureate. On October 6th, as part of a weeklong centennial celebration, the Americas Society, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Poets House, and Instituto Cervantes New York hosted a film screening and discussion with acclaimed writer and translator Eliot Weinberger, and award-winning Mexican poets María Baranda and Coral Bracho. The event took place at...
The Week in Translation
what: Asymptote's 3rd Anniversary Celebration: The State of Translation, featuring Eliot Weinberger, Robyn Creswell, Idra Novey, Daniella Gitlin and Jeffrey Yang. where: Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012 when: Tuesday, January 21, 7pm more info: http://ow.ly/sxAqT
Submit to Asymptote’s “Close Approximations: A Translation Contest”
what: Asymptote Journal's Inaugural "Close Approximations: A Translation Contest" contest judges: Eliot Weinberger (Poetry) and Howard Goldblatt (Fiction) prize: $1,000 for 5-10 pages of poetry translated into English, or up to 25 pages of fiction translated into English submission deadline: September 1, 2013 more info: http://ow.ly/ll3Ut
READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 National Book Awards, who were honored in New York last night. Louise Erdrich accepted the fiction award for her novel, The Round House, in both English and Ojibwe. The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist has just been announced. The 154 novels under consideration come from 44 countries, and include 42 books translated into English from 19 other languages. Interviews, Articles, Reviews...