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Crossing Borders : Stories and Essays About Translation (Hardcover)

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In Joyce Carol Oates’s story “The Translation,” a traveler to an Eastern European country falls in love with a woman he gets to know through an interpreter. In Lydia Davis’s “French Lesson I: Le Meurtre,” what begins as a lesson in beginner’s French takes a sinister turn. In the essay “On Translating and Being Translated,” Primo Levi addresses the joys and difficulties awaiting the translator. Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s Crossing Borders: Stories and Essays About Translation gathers together thirteen stories and five essays that explore the compromises, misunderstandings, traumas, and reconciliations we act out and embody through the art of translation. Guiding her selection is Schwartz’s marvelous eye for finding hidden gems, bringing together Levi, Davis, and Oates with the likes of Michael Scammell, Harry Mathews, Chana Bloch, and so many other fine and intriguing voices.
Number of Pages: 319.0
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Literary Collections
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Language: English
Street Date: January 16, 2018
TCIN: 52740629
UPC: 9781609807917
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-7137

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