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Faithful in My Fashion : Essays on the Translation of Poetry (Paperback) (Michael Palma)

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Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Translation. Michael Palma, one of the outstanding translators of Dante in our time, discusses the art of translation and literary companionship in eleven genial and witty essays, plus an interview. In the first section, Palma discusses his Italian heritage and its relationship to his becoming a translator, the comparative merits of different styles of translation and his own methods in rendering poetry from one language to another. The second section consists of tributes to four friends and mentors, including the distinguished poet-translators John Frederick Nims and Daniel Hoffman. The third section is an interview with the author by Marc Alan Di Martino:

"Q. Have you ever given up, driven to despair by the difficulty of translating?

A. In Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run, his character answers the prison psychiatrist's question 'Do you think sex is dirty?' with 'It is if you're doing it right.' Translation is always difficult if you're doing it right."
Number of Pages: 93
Genre: Literary Criticism, Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Michael Palma
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2016
TCIN: 52261575
UPC: 9781879378988
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-7293
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