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Lecture by Edith Grossman
Sponsored by the Paul André Feit Memorial Fund,
the Jewish Studies Center, and the Global Studies and Global Certificate programs
Translation Matters - Lecture by Edith Grossman
Tuesday, December 11, 6 p.m., Engelman Recital Hall
Edith Grossman is the author of the critically acclaimed Why Translation Matters (Yale University Press, 2011). She has been the recipient of awards and honors including Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, and Guggenheim Fellowships, the PEN Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Queen Sofía Translation Prize, and induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
On the creative requirements of translating Ms. Grossman says, “Thinking up characters and plot is not a problem translators have to face, but the imagination of language and how one says what one needs to say in the best way possible—the most effective way possible—that’s a problem that translators have to deal with constantly.”Ms. Grossman has brought into English poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by major Latin American writers, including Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Álvaro Mutis, and Mayra Montero. Peninsular works that she has translated include Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, novels by Julián Ríos, Carmen Laforet, Carlos Rojas, and Antonio Muñoz Molina, poetry of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and The Solitudes of Luis de Góngora.
Ms. Grossman lives in New York City. She received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, did graduate work at UC Berkeley, and received a Ph.D. from New York University.
The program is jointly sponsored by the Paul André Feit Memorial Fund, Jewish Studies Center, Global Studies and Global Certificate programs