Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Why Translation Matters by Edith Grossman at 6.30 tonite!

Edith Grossman speaks tonite at the Center for Fiction for which one only has to register--the event is free. The Center is at 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY  10017 (between 5th Ave. and Madison). Her book will be available to be signed at 25% off the cover price.

Richard Howard in the April 8, NY Times Book Review observed that:
Grossman is at her eloquent best not when she makes plaintive, resentful demands that the “bloated international conglomerates” owning the major publishing houses face up to their responsibility to foster literature in translation, but rather when she reveals her joy in her work and her true inspiration:
“Where literature exists, translation exists. Joined at the hip, they are absolutely inseparable, and, in the long run, what happens to one happens to the other. Despite all the difficulties the two have faced, sometimes separately, usually together, they need and nurture each other, and their long-term relationship, often problematic but always illuminating, will surely continue for as long as they both shall live.”